The South African Road Accident Fund is designed to provide financial assistance to those seriously injured in a vehicle accident. Imagine you were a victim of a vehicle accident and found yourself confined to a wheelchair for the remainder of your life.
Apart from the emotional and physical trauma you would be experiencing, consider the financial implications. You would need a wheelchair for a start. Your home may need to be modified as you may no longer be able to move around easily. You may need special equipment to assist with your daily needs. A carer may be required for at least part of the day. If you could no longer drive, you could need a driver. Perhaps you are no longer able to work or earn an income. In the future you may need further operations directly related to your injury.
What should I do if I am injured in an accident?
If you are seriously injured in a vehicle accident, you need to lodge your claim with the South African Road Accident Fund as soon as possible. The Fund has time limits with respect to how long after sustaining an injury you can still submit. It is advisable that you use the services of a law firm that specialises in these types of claims.
Paul Du Plessis Attorneys has an excellent reputation for achieving appropriate settlements for their clients with personal injury claims. This firm will ensure that leading medical and financial consultants quantify your claim accurately. They will consider your current and future medical expenses. They will estimate your current and future loss of earnings. They will assess your general damages claim, namely the appropriate lump sum payment to compensate for your pain and suffering.
Who can help with my South African Road Accident Fund claim?
Paul du Plessis Attorneys can assist with your Fund claim. They understand all the nuances of the law and will give you the best chance of a successful settlement. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a vehicle accident, contact Paul du Plessis Attorneys today. They will assist with your South African Road Accident Fund claim.