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A Tremendous R944,124.00 Awarded for Train Accident Victim

updated: 04-Sep-17

de Broglio Attorneys Inc. are expert personal injury attorneys with many years of experience in dealing with a variety of legal cases. They have an irrefutable track record of successfully settling personal injury claims against a vast inventory of organizations and individuals who have caused harm to their clients. de Broglio Attorneys Inc. aims to help those who have been injured, by no fault of their own, by using their legal know-how to obtain compensation for their clients’ injuries. 

In a recent settlement our client, Abey Ngobeni*, was a fare-paying passenger in a train which was involved in an accident. He injured his cervical and lumbar spine in the accident and as a result cannot turn his neck, battles to sit, and suffers from headaches even today.

The skilled and practised legal team of de Broglio Attorneys Inc. sued the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) on behalf of Abey for compensation for his pain and suffering and loss of income. This is one of the specialities of de Broglio Attorneys Inc. They have settled many claims against PRASA for injuries their clients have sustained.

The attorney at the head of Abey’s case was confident the firm would be successful and disclosed the following, “This is a tragic case where a train commuter suffered serious orthopaedic injuries due to the negligence of Metrorail train drivers. An innocent commuter whose life got changed in an instant when he was involved in a train accident that he literally could not see coming. It was heartening to see how overjoyed our client was when the matter was settled and he knew that from that moment on his life could only but improve and that he could now get adequate specialist medical treatment.”

de Broglio Attorneys Inc. did a superb job in settling Abey’s matter for the brilliant amount of R944,124.00 in the South Gauteng High Court. This was a fantastic settlement which was welcomed by our client. 

Abey happily reported, “That money that you are going to give me is good. It is good and I am happy. I have to keep going to the doctors so this money will help me. Without this money I can’t do nothing.”

*Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality.


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