All About Claims
Road Accident Claims
The RAF provides a social security net to the country and the economy by providing compulsory social insurance cover to all users of SA roads and their families.
Who Is Entitled To Claim?
Any individual that has been injured as a result of a negligent driver
The dependent/s of a deceased accident victim
Categories of Compensation:
a - Past and future hospital and medical expenses
b - Past and future loss of income, salary or income capacity
c - Loss of support for dependants
d - Pain, suffering and disfigurement
e - Necessary funeral expenses
Loss of Support Claims
Just over 1000 people are killed in MVA’s per month. That is 33 people per day.
We will help with loss of support (death/disability) compensation.
If a negligent act by a person/party results in the death of a breadwinner, the dependants i.e. the wife and children, grandparents or grandchildren who were supported financially by said bread winner, are entitled to compensation.
Let’s talk about fees
A competent attorney will always explain a fee agreement to you to ensure that you understand it. The fee agreement will be undersigned by you and the attorney.
It is important to clarify the fee agreement and its content with your attorney to ensure you understand the agreement completely before you sign it.
Why Are Legal Costs So High?
This is an unfortunate reality because the costs of running an attorney’s practice (which include secretaries, other legal professionals, bookkeepers and technological equipment) are very high.
In light of the above it is very important to understand what is and is not acceptable. Most attorneys charge an hourly rate. These are the fees which are mostly disputed. It is difficult to get an upfront estimate because it is unclear how much time the attorney will spend working on your case from the onset.
Any whiplash type or soft tissue injury to the neck or back;
Any sprain, strain, tear, crush or damage to any muscle or soft tissue;
Any sprain, strain, tear or damage to any ligament of any joint unless there is continuing instability of the joint;
Any lacerations, abrasion, cut, tear, or damage to skin or soft tissue; unless it is “disfiguring”;
Any sequelae in the form of depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.