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Highest Whiplash Settlement

updated: 20-Feb-20

The law in South Africa changed in 2008 with regards to claiming from the Road Accident Fund (RAF). Under the new law, it has become increasingly difficult for injured persons to claim and be successful in terms of a monetary payout when they have been involved in a motor vehicle accident. de Broglio Attorneys Inc. specialise in these types of claims and provide top, expert advice on the possibility and success of a claim to those who contact them.

Recently, de Broglio Attorneys Inc. succeeded against all odds when they secured a R2,2 million settlement for one of their clients who had sustained a whiplash-type injury, which under the new law, is mostly considered a minor injury. The RAF offered a minimal amount which de Broglio Attorneys rejected because they knew it was an insignificant amount compared to what their client was truly due.

This prestigious law firm commented on the unprecedented settlement, “We believe that this is the highest whiplash settlement since the Act changed in 2008.”

Their client, who is a pastor, had praises to sing about de Broglio Attorneys Inc., “First, I would like to thank the amazing team at De Broglio Attorneys, from the very first phone call until my last day in court, you have been absolutely incredible every step of the way! The genuine empathy, encouragement and support beyond what is professionally required must be commended.

The day of my accident I heard these earth shattering words: you will never be able to live a normal life again. Forget all your dreams, hopes and aspirations because from this day you will live in pain and misery for the rest of your life. At that moment I struggled to make sense of it all, until a friend of mine reminded me of the de Broglio TV Advert saying: If it wasn't your fault...it shouldn't be your problem. 

A very suitable line indeed. Whilst lying in my hospital bed thoughts rushed through my mind: How on earth will I ever be able to live a normal life again?...How would I be able to play sport again?...Enjoy my children fully?...How will I pay for all the rehab and continual treatment required, medication needed and even future surgery?

de Broglio Attorneys put all those fears at rest with their clear and thorough communication. At no point did I feel insecure in their ability to win my case...and my goodness did they deliver! Every specialist appointment was carefully and extremely well planned taking every single detail into account.

Where my socks were really blown off was at my second court appearance. The RAF made a really small offer in my case and the team of experts from de Broglio Attorneys made it crystal clear to me: this is ridiculous...your case is worth more than that. Trusting in their expertise was certainly NOT in vain!!! Even though my case was postponed again, when we returned for the third time I was ready for another postponement...fortunately the RAF saw the light and they made us an offer that completely blew our socks off! It felt like the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders after a long 4.5 year wait!

‘Thank you’ will never fully describe the immense gratitude I have towards Dune and the entire de Broglio team!

Thanks for getting our lives BACK to NORMAL again!”

*Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality.


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