If you have a strong legal team on your side when you sue the Road Accident Fund (RAF), they may be able to secure an interim settlement for you early on in your claim. This is something de Broglio Attorneys Inc. are experts in achieving and have done so for many of their clients if and when the opportunity has arisen. It is not always possible but when it is, only a specialist attorney would be able to secure an interim settlement for a client.
In a recent case, De Broglio Attorneys Inc. secured a R4,158,740.00 interim settlement in the South Gauteng High Court for one of their clients. This settlement was a phenomenal achievement because initially the RAF had made an offer of only R700,000.00. The client’s legal team rejected the RAF’s meager offer and prepared a stated case which they used to argue and increase the interim offer significantly from R700,000.00 to R4,158,740.00. Their client happily accepted this increased offer and the throngs of success rang through the court house with both client and legal team beaming with joy. This client was ecstatic with her settlement and expressed, “The attorney said that it was impossible to offer me R700,000.00 and that obviously the RAF didn’t even look through my file. I was very , very happy it was increased so substantially.”
It is dangerous to claim directly through the RAF without the assistance of an attorney. An individual without legal assistance would not have been able to increase the offer so substantially, if at all, and may have landed up accepting an offer that was significantly inadequate in line with their injuries, pain and suffering. Michael de Broglio commented on this matter, “This settlement illustrates the dangers of dealing directly with the Road Accident Fund.”
In this case, Reshni Naicker*had sustained a concussion injury as a passenger involved in a motor vehicle accident. She wanted to claim from the RAF and said, “I think somebody told my father about de Broglio Attorneys and then I contacted them to claim from the RAF.” She was very happy with the service she received from de Broglio Attorneys Inc. and said, “The service was lly reaexcellent and I received updates regularly throughout the years.”
De Broglio Attorneys Inc. have been helping clients claim from the RAF for over 22 years and have a significant wealth of knowledge and experience in this field of law. It is crucial to protect oneself from possible under settlement in one’s RAF claim by employing the services of an expert law firm such as de Broglio Attorneys Inc. They can handle your claim from beginning to end, ensuring you receive the best service, regular updates and ultimately, a first-rate settlement.
*Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality
Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case.