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Dog Bites

We specialise in the field of dog bite claims. Our top tier experts assess the physical injuries (visible scars and internal injuries) as well as the emotional and psychological trauma often caused by a dog attack.

About dog bite claims

Dog bites can occur in South Africa despite its reputation as a dog-friendly country, given that many households consider dogs as family members or keep them as pets. This increases the risk of such incidents happening, whether within the family or in public.

If you or someone you know has been bitten by a dog in South Africa, it's important to understand your legal rights.

In South Africa, dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their pets do not cause harm to others.

If a dog bites someone, the owner may be held liable for any damages or injuries that result. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

The necessary requirements

Proving liability for a dog bite can be more or less difficult depending on the circumstances:

  • The amount of evidence. Take as many photos that you can on the day of the accident. The more, the better.
  • The person being sued (defendant) owns the dog.
  • The dog is a type of animal that is kept as a pet in homes.
  • The dog caused harm to the person who is making the claim.
  • The reason for the harm is that the dog behaved in a way that is not typical for its kind, and that is to not show aggression towards people.

If you’re ready for a free consultation, then don’t delay and contact us today.