Our 2 dogs were run over by a vehicle. W...

Asked by JannieR on 07-10-2015 14:09:49
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Western Cape
Question value: R 0.00

Our 2 dogs were run over by a vehicle. We live in a "Small holding" farm area with gravel roads. We opened our gate for a visitor and our two dogs went into the road. We saw a bakkie come speeding down the road far over the 60Km/H limit. We waved our arms at him to slow down but he just tooted and without braking drove over both dogs. He did not stop and raced away. We did get the registration number as the bumber of the vehicle came off. The next day we found out that he logged an accident report at the police station were he said that he drove over a water pipe. We also found out that the bakkie belongs to a security company and that the driver was on duty when the accident happened. The one dog died the same night and the other is hospitalised with serious injuries that will cost thousands. The owner of the company said that he will cover the medical bills but now does not answer he's phone or emails. Is there anything we can do legally to claim the money we spent and will spend on medical bills from them?

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