Please note that new Uniform Civil Court Rules 2020 for most civil legal proceedings in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts of South Australia commenced on 18 May 2020.
When a person is injured or property is damaged by an animal owned by someone else, there may be several ways to obtain compensation. The remedies vary according to the place in which the injury occurred. This is because of the different rules and standards of care which apply to the different places. In many cases, criminal liability may also apply.