A road accident does not always only affect the people directly involved in it. The injuries, damages and even death that the injury resulted in have an effect on everyone involved, especially the victims’ family. If you have a family member whose life was lost in a road accident, you may be able to claim from the Road Accident Fund for financial compensation for your loss.
Claiming against the RAF on behalf of the deceased
The RAF accepts claims from the dependents of the deceased who passed away in or resulting from a road accident. If you were a dependent of the deceased, you can claim for compensation to cover the loss of support that was provided by the deceased. You, or another close family, may also claim for reasonable compensation for the costs of the funeral. To make such a claim, you need to provide additional documentation as well as the documentation required for a standard claim. This includes the identity document of the deceased, a death certificate or post mortem report, full unabridged birth certificates reflecting the names of parents, proof of earnings of all involved parties, proof of reasonable funeral expenses, and documentary proof of marriage (if the claim is being made by a spouse). If you need any assistance putting together your claim, why not speak to a lawyer?
Professional attorneys at your service
At Paul du Plessis Attorneys, we offer top quality legal services combined with a personal and compassionate experience. We understand that losing a loved one is heart-breaking and world-ending, and when you also depended on them for financial support, it truly does feel like all is lost. With our services we hope to deliver not only desirable compensation and legal outcomes, but also some closure and support during this difficult time. We have years of experience in legal claiming regarding road accidents and the RAF. We make the process of claiming against the RAF smoother and less stressful, as we work on a no win – no fee basis. For legal support when you need to claim on the behalf of the deceased, contact Paul du Plessis Attorneys.