Dog bite Claims

A major cause for concern in our country, however, is that some owners acquire ‘guard dogs’ and train them to attack, or fail to train them at all. In this type of siege mentality the owners hope that their guard dog will automatically know how to distinguish between friend and foe and how to react to either. The family pet is normally a dog and as we all know a very large percentage of our family pets are well behaved and cause no problems. However, if you have been bitten then contact us your Dog Bite lawyer Johannesburg on 087 550 4031.

Most victims of dog bites are unfortunately defenceless children. If you or one of your family suffers an injury or harm from a dog bite then pick up the telephone and call us on 087 550 4031 your Dog Bite attorney Johannesburg immediately for a free no obligation consultation at a time of your convenience.

Unfortunately South Africa has the highest level of deaths that are due to a dog attack in the world, relative to population. And what is even worse the number of deaths is steady going up on a year to year basis. The figures for those injured in dog attacks are similarly frightening.

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You should be aware that dog bite claims can be brought on the following grounds:

  1. If the animal acted in a vicious way or from an internal excitement that is contrary to the nature of that animal.
  2. Negligence by the owner of a tamed animal

Often an untrained dog or out of control dog causes injury or harm to you or one of your family and there may be a claim for compensation against the owner of the animal.You will, however need to prove that the owner has been negligent so that if this is your case then contact us your Dog Bite lawyer Johannesburg immediately on 087 550 4031 for a free no obligation consultation at a time of your convenience.

The first thing to do and therefore very important for you is to identify the owner of the animal and to be able to put in writingthe sequence of events and exactly what happened.

If you have been bitten by a dog or any other animal you can claim compensation for your hospital and or treatment expenses actually incurred, as well as those likely to be incurred in future.

On top of that it is also possible that you could claim general damages for pain and suffering, and any lost income suffered or likely to be suffered in the future due to the bite.

For you to claim compensation for a dog bite injury, it is a more complex matter than you might imagine and often a significant amount of time and energy needs to be put into a claim for compensation as you will need to prove the following;

  • The identity of the animal that caused the injury or harm
  • The ownership of the animal involved
  • If the attack happened on private property then what is known as a “Pauparian” action applies to the claim. A “Pauparian” action means that even if the owner is not proved to be negligent, you can still claim compensation on the basis that the animal acted contrary to the nature of its breed or species. The onus is then put firmly on the owner of the animal to prove that his dog was either provoked or was defending itself when the attack occurred.
  • Whether or not the owner of the animal has either the means to pay the compensation or not or has adequate insurance to pay any award of compensation.

Dog bite claims are far from straight forward and if have suffered a dog bite then give us a call to us your Dog Bite attorneys Johannesburg on 087 550 4031 without obligation at a time that is convenient to you to discuss your situation.

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