A dog owner was forced to pay over a hundred thousand RMB in compensation after an older woman tripped and fell after the dog made her nervous in the park.
Mrs. Xie, 66 was walking in a park in Chengdu when a puppy ran up to her. The puppy was off the leash and ran up to the older woman. She was scared and started shaking her keys at the dog. She fell over and landed on her back. Ms. Lei, the dog owner, paid Mrs. Xie 50,000 RMB in compensation. Later, Mrs. Xie took Ms. Lei to court.
Chengdu Business Daily reported that the court ruled that Ms. Lei should bear all liability for the accident because she did not have her pet on a leash. Mrs. Lei was ordered to pay the full cost of Mrs. Xie’s medical bills. She paid 85,800 RMB more, for a total payout of almost 140,000 RMB.
According to a Chengdu law implemented in 2010, dog owners will bear full liability for damages if they do not take full safety measures to control their animals.
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So the old woman didn't like the dog so harrassed it until it became stressed and tried warning the woman by barking. The old lady then tripped up and won the lottery. The dog owner should be punished for not having a dog on a lead but teqching people to extort others is not the way of correcting behaviour.
Aug 02, 2016 20:29 Report Abuse
this is the most scary part of China .. last year during Christmas day i was running with my Dog(lucky) along the zhu jiang river Liede area..A Lady in her 40 age was running beside us and when she saw dog behind her she just screamed and falldown ...even dog wosn,t close to her .. some people saw but never argue with her to getup.. i asked her how much... i withdraw 1000 rmb just an hours before this happend for shopping ...i decide to offer 1000 rmb to her .. she simply took the money and start running again ... i don,t know why people don,t scared or KARMA or some GOD act ..
Aug 03, 2016 09:19 Report Abuse
If you, as a foreigner, find yourself in a similar situation: 1) Dont claim responsibility, and for God's sake dont pay any money to anyone. 2)By all means, Do NOT go to the hospital with the "victim". 3)If you feel you will be scapegoated, pack up your valuables and such and leave the country immediately !
Aug 08, 2016 10:57 Report Abuse
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