The South African Road Accident Fund is there to assist people that have been seriously injured in an accident involving a vehicle on our roads. If you have been injured in this way, you are facing significant costs. Medical expenses are very high and you may need ongoing treatment as a result of your injuries. You may no longer be able to work. Perhaps you can still work but your abilities have been compromised due to chronic pain or impairment of your mobility.
At Paul du Plessis Attorneys we have helped many clients achieve a fair settlement from the Fund. This has helped them to rebuild their lives following a serious accident. Without the Fund it would be much harder for them. It is important therefore to make the submission of your claim despite how busy you may be.
How soon after an accident must you claim?
The South African Road Accident Fund has prescribed time periods within which you must submit your claim. For a claim when the identity of the driver or owner of the vehicle that caused the accident is known, the time period is within 3 years of the accident. In the case of a hit and run the time period is within 2 years of the accident. In both instances the claim must be finalised within 5 years of the accident. It is therefore advisable to lodge a claim as soon as possible. With something as important as this you need to make time for it, and the Fund does provide enough time.
How we can assist you with your RAF claim
At Paul du Plessis Attorneys, we specialise in personal injury, medical negligence and Road Accident Fund claims. For more than 20 years we have worked closely with clients, the Fund, and medical experts. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge and have an intimate understanding of what is required for a successful settlement. If you or a family member has been seriously injured, contact us today. We will advise you if have a claim against the South African Road Accident Fund or how we can help you with another legal process.