In a recent Eastern Cape High Court case, the victim of a vicious dog attack sued a whopping R2.4 million from a dog owner, when three dogs escaped from the dog owner’s property and attacked the plaintiff. Hectic!
As a result of the attack, the victim was left physically (and emotionally) scared. He sadly lost his left arm in his quest for survival against the three canine attackers. The dog owner denied liability, as a third-party intruder had left the gate open. What a rooky mistake!
Totally! According to Willie van Wyk, a director at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, under actio de pauperie, a victim of a dog bite can claim for damages from a dog owner without having to prove fault. “An application for leave to appeal was heard on 21 February 2019 and leave to appeal was denied,” said van Wyk.
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Keep your dog on your property and ensure that all gates are locked. Keep strangers and small kids away from your barking buddy. Insurers won’t pay out if you are negligent! #sorry
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