Road Accident Investigation Specialists

CLAIM ASSISTANCE

We assist with the following claims through one of our Professional Network of Attorneys:

Vehicle Accident Claims / RAF Claims

Slip and fall Claims

Dog Bites

Prasa / Metro Rail Claims

What is a Road Accident Fund Claim and how does it work?

WHAT IS A ROAD ACCIDENT FUND CLAIM?
 

The medical expenses must be directly related to the injuries sustained in the accident. If the medical expenses are not related to the injuries sustained in the accident the RAF will not be liable to compensate the third party for such unrelated medical expenses. Only proven medical expenses will be compensated. The third party must furnish us with proof that the medical expenses were indeed incurred. 

Victims of road accidents have been encouraged to bypass the services of lawyers to lodge claims against the Road Accident Fund (RAF).

WHERE DOES THE FUND GET THE MONEY FROM?
 

The Road Accident Fund is mainly funded by a levy on Fuel (petrol and diesel sold).

WHO CAN CLAIM?
 

An injured person (except where the injured person is 100% to blame for the accident). A dependent of a deceased person (except where the deceased person is 100% to blame for the accident).

  • A close relative of the deceased in respect of funeral expenses.

  • A parent or legal guardian of a minor child.

  • A foster parent in respect of past medical expenses incurred by him/her.

  • An executor of the deceased’s estate.

  • A curator ad litem.

WHAT CAN I CLAIM?
 
  • Past and future hospital and medical expenses.

  • Past and future loss of income or earnings.

  • Past and future loss of support for a dependent of a deceased victim.

  • General damages for pain, suffering and disfigurement in the case of bodily injury. (This is determined after examining the extent and severity of the injury). In respect of claims arising on or after 1 August 2008 general damages are only paid for serious injury.

  • Necessary funeral expenses.​

 

WHAT DOCUMENTS  DO I NEED TO CLAIM?

The following documents is needed to process a claim:

  • The police report and/or case number of the accident.

  • All your relevant personal details as well as those of any other person involved in the accident.

  • All medical documents supporting the claim of injuries incurred.

  • Any motivating testimony from medical and/or legal experts as well as witness testimony.

  • Any relevant information pertaining to the accident such as damages to vehicle/s and/or surrounding structure.

Once the necessary forms are completed and accompanying documents are ready, the documents must be submitted in hard copy. The RAF does not accept emailed documents.

 

 
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