Why You Need Help from a Road Accident Fund Attorney in Gauteng
With Road Accident Fund claims on the increase in the province, you might have reason for concern. However, should you be involved in an accident for which you are not 100% to blame, you can claim compensation for the injuries suffered from the Road Accident Fund. The claim must be submitted to the RAF office nearest to your place of residence in Gauteng.
Although the above may not seem reason for concern, the fact that thousands of Road Accident Fund claims for incidents in Gauteng go unpaid should be reason enough to get help from an attorney in submitting your claim.
The Road Accident Fund attorney helps with:
- Assessment of the claim merits.
- Completion of the correct claim forms.
- Correct completion of information.
- Assistance in drafting the affidavit.
- Collection of evidence in support of your claim.
- Submission of the claim’s form.
- Follow up on the progress of the claim’s processing.
- Negotiating a settlement amount if the amount offered is too low.
- Litigation, should the RAF not pay out the court-awarded claim.
The attorney has experience in dealing with the RAF. In addition, the attorney will know which documents to collect, including the police and accident reports, medical reports, and witness statements. The lawyer will submit the claim at the relevant office in Gauteng and keeps you up to date regarding the progress of the claim. The risk of your claim being declined because of a lack of evidence or incorrect claim submission is significantly reduced when you use a lawyer who is experienced in these matters. You will have legal expertise at hand to ensure that you receive reasonable compensation for medical costs and loss of earnings.
The attorney will explain the process and for what you can claim. This also pertains to the process for loss of financial support and funeral costs, in addition to the damages payable for emotional trauma and loss of life amenities.
If you are injured or lose your spouse and financial provider in an accident in Gauteng, you can rely on the legal guidance and services offered by our attorneys when it comes to RAF claims in South Africa.Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. You are advised to consult with us before using/relying on this information. The information is relevant to the date of publishing – February 2019.