Attorneys in South Africa constantly receive requests for help from people injured in road accidents. Driving under the influence of alcohol is of the biggest contributors to road accidents in South Africa.
There are very real consequences for drunk drivers when they are caught, or when they cause an accident. It could mean up to 6 years in jail. They could be fined up to R120 000. Their driver’s license will be suspended and they will get a criminal record. They may also face a civil claim. Despite these severe consequences many South Africans continue to drive under the influence. As a road user, either as a pedestrian, passenger or driver, you are always at risk of these irresponsible drivers.
What could an accident mean to you?
In South Africa, attorneys are often asked to help achieve a settlement for those injured in a drunk driving incident. It could happen to you. You could be returning home one evening after a pleasant evening spent with friends. A few blocks from home you could be patiently waiting for a traffic light to change when a car crossing the road veers of its path and crashes into your side door. Being hit by a moving car at considerable force would cause significant damage to your vehicle and cause severe injuries. You could be faced with significant medical expenses, loss of earnings, and a compromised quality of life. All this would happen through no fault of your own.
Who can assist with road accident claims?
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the actions of a drunk driver, speak to an attorney immediately. Paul du Plessis Attorneys specialises in personal injury claims and Road Accident Fund claims. They manage claims in all jurisdictions of South Africa so you do not have to be in Gauteng to make use of their services. Paul du Plessis Attorneys will examine and investigate your case and proceed with the type of claim that is most appropriate to your circumstances. Contact Paul du Plessis Attorneys in South Africa and get the best legal help available.