Whilst the law requires all of us to take reasonable and appropriate care of our own actions, it also requires persons in control of premises, a vehicle or an animal to take reasonable care in minimising or preventing harm occurring to other people who enter their premises or are in the vicinity of their vehicle or animal.
If you have been injured and believe it is the fault of another, you may have a personal injury case, our attorneys can assist in claims that you may have for injuries incurred as a result of a fall, accident or animal bite.
We will seek on your behalf monetary compensation for damages you have incurred due to hospital or medical expenses, loss of work earnings (including future potential loss of income), and pain or suffering.
Does Your Dog Bite? Your (Substantial) Risk Remains - Dog owners (in fact owners of any potentially dangerous domesticated animal) should take note of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA)’s recent refusal to extend the legal defences open to you if you are sued for injuries and losses caused by your animal. Your risk is substantial – the dog owner in this case is […] Your Dog, Cat or Cow (Even Your Bees) Could Cost You Millions - Our law will generally hold you liable for damages only if someone else can prove that you caused them loss/damage/injury through your “fault” (intent or negligence). That seems fair and logical – if it’s your fault, you pay. If however the loss was caused by your animal/s, you are in a much more dangerous position […] Road Rage – Sue, and Report It! - Road rage incidents are on the rise, and should you become the unfortunate victim of one you should consider your legal remedies against the perpetrator. You may have a damages claim, and you should certainly think of reporting the case to the police. A recent High Court judgment confirmed a road-rager’s conviction on charges of assault and crimen injuria. We discuss the case and talk about why the risk of picking up a criminal conviction is quite possibly a greater deterrent to potential offenders than any fine imposed. Facebook Defamation – The Truth is not Enough! - Pretend for a moment that you are engaged in a bitter dispute – perhaps it’s a fight over money, a family feud or a messy divorce, a disaffected employee or a vengeful neighbour. You decide to resort to Social Media “to tell the truth” about your nemesis. You feel totally safe doing so – after […] It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt - In a recent decision handed down by the Honorable Judge Kollapen in the Gauteng Division of the High Court of South Africa on 10 September 2015 (BJ Strydom v M W P Strecker and Another), the Court considered the extent of the legal duty on property owners / occupants in ensuring the safety of those […]