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.