The Road Accident Fund could provide you with assistance if you are injured in a hit-and-run accident.  A hit-and-run accident is when a vehicle accident occurs and the driver at fault leaves the scene without leaving insurance details, and perhaps not even stopping.  In South Africa this is illegal.

If you are in an accident you are required to stop to see if anyone is injured or if damage to property has occurred.  If someone is injured you should provide assistance if you can and call for help.   It is also necessary to inform the police if injury has occurred.

What if you are injured in a hit-and-run accident?

If you are injured in a hit-and-run accident you may be able to claim from the Road Accident Fund.  The Fund was set up to provide compensation for those injured or killed in vehicle accident.  It is compulsory social insurance that covers all users of the South African roads.  The Fund is financed through a special levy that is applied to the fuel price.  If you are injured in a hit-and-run accident you can put in a claim with the Fund. This must be done within two years of the claim.

How should you claim from the Road Accident Fund?

It is advisable to obtain legal assistance if you would like to submit a claim.  If you have been injured in an accident, call Paul du Plessis Attorneys.  They are experts when it comes to Road Accident Fund and personal injury claims.  This means that they understand the nuances of the law and know what is required to ensure your claim is fair and successful.

The Road Accident Fund will fully investigate your claim so guidance from Paul du Plessis Attorneys is very valuable. For example, do you qualify for a claim? Paul du Plessis Attorneys will advise if your claim meets the statutory requirements.  How much should you claim for?  Paul du Plessis Attorneys will calculate the proper amount for your claim.  In a claim you can include medical expenses, both past and future.  Loss of earnings can be included.  General damages, such as compensation for pain and suffering, should be calculated.  Loss of support can also be included.  Paul du Plessis Attorneys give you an excellent chance of success with your Road Accident Fund claim.

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