A recent road accident may have left you with severe injuries, perhaps even permanent disability. An injury can halt or lessen your ability to work, and you have the costs of medical treatment to consider too. With a damaged vehicle, there are expenses for repairs or the cost of using alternative transport. With all of this financial stress, there is also the trauma and pain of the accident to come to terms with. A road accident can disrupt your life and cause lasting problems. At Paul du Plessis Attorneys, we are committed to ensuring that you get your life back on track with the best results possible.
What to do after a road accident
If the road accident was caused by the negligent or irresponsible driving of another person, you can claim from the Road Accident Fund. The Road Accident Fund, or RAF, is a type of public insurance that covers anyone who has suffered injury or loss due to a motor accident. You can claim for medical expenses to treat any injuries or loss of income due to injuries preventing you from working. You can also claim for funeral expenses if the accident caused a death or loss of support due to a death. A claim must be made within three years of the accident or, if the driver responsible is unknown, within two years. Minors can also claim from the Road Accident Fund if they are assisted by a parent or legal guardian.
Why claim from the Road Accident Fund?
The Road Accident Fund exists to assist both the victim and the person responsible for the accident. For example, if the person responsible had no insurance and a low income, making a claim against them will not result in much. For compassionate and dedicated assistance with making a claim from the Road Accident Fund, contact Paul du Plessis Attorneys. We specialise in Road Accident claims and have a history of successful cases. We manage claims from all over South Africa. Begin the road to recovery with our expertise guidance and assistance today!