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Claims for 'Emotional Shock' Suffered by Primary and Secondary Victims

Show simple item record Ahmed, Raheel Steynberg, Loma 2018-10-08T13:49:23Z 2018-10-08T13:49:23Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Ahmed R and Steynberg L "Claims for 'Emotional Shock' Suffered by Primary and Secondary Victims" 2015: 78 THRHR 181-199 en
dc.description.abstract A typical instance where a person could suffer “emotional shock” would be as a result of a motor-vehicle accident. The person suffering the “emotional shock” could either have been directly involved in the accident (primary victim), or a witness to the accident or heard of the consequences of the accident afterwards (secondary victim). The causing of actionable “emotional shock” is treated in practice as a specific form of delict which may result in patrimonial loss or non-patrimonial loss. Patrimonial loss is claimable with the Aquilian action. For non-patrimonial loss suffered due to the infringement of the personality right to physical-mental integrity, so-called general damages may be claimed with the action for pain and suffering or the actio iniuriarum. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher LexisNexis South Africa en
dc.subject Emotional shock en
dc.subject motor vehicle accident en
dc.subject primary emotional shock en
dc.subject secondary emotional shock en
dc.subject delictual liability en
dc.title Claims for 'Emotional Shock' Suffered by Primary and Secondary Victims en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Private Law en

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