Road Accident Fund
You are able to claim from the Road Accident Fund for injuries sustained or death arising from an accident on the road.
It is administrated by the South African government and funds are provided to the fund from the fuel levy.
The following can be claimed form the Road Accident Fund:
- past and future medical expenses
- loss of earnings (past and future)
- general damages (pain and suffering) for serious injuries only
- loss of support
As soon as your claim is processed, the legal proceedings commence. You may be required to testify in person as well as having witnesses testify on your behalf. Usually your legal representative will conduct the majority of the administration and presentation of evidence, however you must be prepared to appear in person if need be.
Depending on the success of your claim, the RAF will award you compensation after the judgement has been passed and any appeals process has been completed. Although the process is largely handled exclusively by the RAF and those representing you, you must be willing to oblige with the RAF on any matter pertaining to your claim.
The legal issues involved in Road Accident Fund are complicated and you do not need to face it alone. For more information on how we can help you successfully kindly book a consultation with our attorneys based in Ballito on the North Coast of KZN.
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