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R5,437,416.00 Mind-Blowing Settlement

updated: 20-Apr-17

In a matter where a client was told by another law firm that she did not even have a worthwhile case against the Road Accident Fund (RAF), de Broglio Attorneys Inc. blew the competition out of the water once again by securing a massive settlement of R5,437,416.00! de Broglio Attorneys Inc. have the legal knowledge and expertize to properly evaluate an RAF claim and to succeed with a great settlement where other law firms do not believe there is a claim at all.

In this recent successful settlement, Jani Pillay* had used a previous law firm before she had contacted de Broglio Attorneys Inc. to assist with her RAF claim. She said, “I heard about de Broglio when I saw that ad on TV. I then phoned in and spoke to someone who assisted me.” 

“I had a previous attorney who told me I don’t have a huge case and the lawyer fees will be more than I will be paid out! I must go back to them and ask them if they want a loan from me! I don’t think they specialise in Road Accident Fund claims but they should have told me that rather than just try to settle it,” said Jani.

De Broglio Attorneys Inc. managed to settle the merits of Jani’s case at 90/10 and then proceeded to secure a huge settlement of R5,437,416.00 for her. This really surprised Jani because her previous attorneys said she would not get anything from the RAF. “I got an amazing settlement. I received a letter from Michael de Broglio saying that the final offer I got is 43 times more than the average settlement. And that is 80 times more than the lawyer in Bloemfontein told me I would get,” she said.

This case clearly illustrates how de Broglio Attorneys Inc. are able to succeed in cases where other attorneys do not even believe there is a case. 

Her attorney, Patrick Sedutla, from de Broglio Attorneys Inc. commented on her claim and her settlement, “The fund offered us an interim settlement of R700,000.00 in 2016, which we accepted as an interim payment but rejected as full and final settlement for general damages in 2017, and we argued for more and the court eventually awarded us R800,000.00 for general damages.”

Patrick said, “After a three day trial the court granted us judgment of R5,437,416.00. Our client was so happy with her attorneys that she referred to her legal team as “The Power Team” on Instagram after her court date. 

Jani said, “Everything was 11 out of 10. It was amazing! I was very, very happy! Thank you sooo much!”

*Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality. 


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