A settlement from the South African Road Accident Fund has helped many of our clients rebuild their lives following a serious injury. The Fund was established to assist those that are seriously injured in a vehicle accident on our roads. Whether you are a driver, passenger, cyclist, motor biker or pedestrian, you can claim from the Fund.
It doesn’t matter if the person that caused the accident is insured or not, or whether they are rich or not. It means that a settlement is possible after an accident. Without the Fund there would be no money to settle a claim if the person who caused the accident did not have insurance, or was not wealthy.
How does the South African Road Accident Fund Work?
The South African Road Accident Fund gets its money from a levy that is applied to the petrol price. With every litre of petrol you purchase, a portion goes to the Fund. It is therefore a compulsory social insurance that every user of South African roads can avail. It is governed by clear regulations that stipulate what constitutes a claim, what the claim procedure is, and what can be claimed.
Whilst it is possible to submit a claim to the Fund by yourself, at Paul du Plessis Attorneys we do not recommend that you do this. Once a claim has been settled it cannot be revisited and it is important to claim the right amount upfront. We have many years of experience with Road Accident Funds and will use the correct experts to quantify your claim accurately.
We can assist with your Road Accident Fund claim
If you have been seriously injured in an accident on South African roads, contact us as soon as possible. We will advise you on the validity of your claim and how you should proceed. There are certain time stipulations when it comes to submitting a claim and we have a thorough understanding of all that is required. Most claims are settled without having to go to court but by agreement and compromise between all parties. We will represent you and provide you with the best chance of a fair settlement from the South African Road Accident Fund.