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About MVO/VTH admin

Director of MVO Consultants and VTH Consultants, specializing in all Liability Claims, Loss of Income and the investigation of merits.

DOG BITES: LIABILITY CLAIMS

There have lately been a lot of news articles regarding children, elderly people and the public in general that has been mauled by vicious dogs. Homeowners should therefore be aware that they can attract liability and if you own a … Continue reading

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DISCLAIMERS

  These days disclaimers are everywhere, we find them in shopping centres, garages, schools, restaurants, etc. All of them have one thing in common and that is to deny responsibility intending to prevent civil liability arising for particular acts or … Continue reading

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ROUTE MARKERS: IMPORTANT TO IDENTIFY AN ACCIDENT SCENE AND HOW TO READ THEM

It is very important to identify the exact spot where the accident occurred, and one can make use of the route markers along the road. One however needs to understand how these route markers can be read. What motorists need … Continue reading

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WHEN IS THE OWNER OF A VEHICLE PROPERLY IDENTIFIED

  The above issue was heard in the matter of Jones, AA and Road Accident Fund, Case Number 33711/2016, High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division. JONES V RAF 2019 (1) SA 514 Agreed facts: The Plaintiff and Defendant agreed … Continue reading

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Can a driver in a single vehicle accident claim from the Road Accident Fund ?

  When it comes to single motor vehicle collisions, we normally conclude that the driver was solely responsible and that the Road Accident Fund is not liable to compensate. One should actually have a closer look at the provisions of … Continue reading

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Case Law: Stationary vehicle in opening of a Median Strip.

The Median Strip is also known as a Central Reservation Area or Road Island…. the strip that separates two opposing lanes of traffic. The strip itself varies from road to road. It can be a walkable wide pavement, painted lines, … Continue reading

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Case Law: Traffic Circles:

Legal principles of a Traffic Circle:   Always travel clockwise around a traffic circle, X must give right of way to traffic who approach from his right hand side in the traffic circle, except if a police officer give other instructions … Continue reading

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Case Law: Stop Signs

Case study: X has the right of way and entered and entered an intersection and Y collided with his left hand side. Y drove over a stop street. On the same facts, X collided with the right hand side of … Continue reading

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Case Law: Actio De Ferris

The ‘actio de ferris’ rule originated during the time of the Roman Republic when wild or dangerous animals were brought into a public place where it was prohibited to do so. The motive of this action was based on ownership … Continue reading

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