Every year, thousands of motor accidents occur on South African roads. The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is responsible for compensating those who are seriously injured in accidents they didn’t cause.
Although the RAF pays out millions each month, many of the claims submitted to the RAF go unpaid due to weak evidence or poor preparation or paper work and details supplied by the claimant.
As with all legal matters, it is advised that you use the services of an experienced attorney for RAF claims. An attorney will help you to determine how much you can claim from the RAF and assist you in building the best claim possible so that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Certain prescribed forms must be submitted as part of an RAF claim. However, it’s left to the discretion of the claimant to decide what other supporting documentation to submit to substantiate the claim.
Each road accident is different, and so is each claim. Without the correct guidelines, it can be difficult for someone without any legal experience to know exactly what to include.
Due to fraudulent claims, it is the responsibility of the claimant to make the claim justifiable. If the RAF isn’t supplied with enough evidence to support a claim, the claim is most likely to be dismissed.
An experienced attorney will be able to assist you through the RAF process, from reporting the accident and gathering the necessary documentation to support the claim, to submitting the claim within the prescribed time limits and negotiating with the RAF on your behalf. An attorney can also handle the appeals process for you should it come to that stage.
The Road Accident Fund is not something you want to take on alone. There are professionals available to assist you.
At G. Grobelaar Attorneys, we specialise in Road Accident Fund claims. If you’ve been the victim of a road accident, contact us for professional legal help. We also operate on a “no win, no fee” basis.
We are attorneys based in Ballito on the North Coast of KZN and we are ready to assist you with your legal matters. Contact us for local and reliable representation you can trust.