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How to claim from road accident fund

Parties who can institute and RAF claim are:

A party who sustains serious bodily injuries in a motor vehicle accident and need to know how to claim from road accident fund

If a breadwinner dies the dependants who were financially supported by such breadwinner are entitled to recover the same amount of support they would have received from the breadwinner during his lifespan from the Road Accident Fund (certain limitations apply);

Where a minor is injured and has to receive medical treatment. In this case the parent would be the claimant in respect of the medical cost incurred because they are the person […]

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Road Accident Fund Claim Narrative test

Road Accident Fund Claim Narrative Test/ Assessment

The Road Accident Fund claims from the Road Accident Fund (RAF) are related to key areas:

direct damages, and non-pecuniary loss or general damages.

The direct damages are fairly easy to document and have settlements reached, if contrasted to the non-pecuniary loss or general damages that are claimed and disputed. The final assessment of the report, known as the “Road Accident Fund Claim Narrative test” will usually will only follow where the injury is not listed on the “non-serious injuries” list (which is yet to be published by the RAF), and where the injury is assessed to […]

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How to claim from the Road Accident Fund

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is a government agency, that had been created in South Africa to provide assistance and cover to all victims of Road Accidents. The road accident fund had been created by the Road Accident Fund Act,  Act 56 of 1996 (an Act is a law passed by the Parliament of South Africa, which is then signed into law by the President). The governing law or act, was amended in August 2008 by the  what is known as the RAF Amendment Act 19 of 2005. Although the primary Act/ law, is still the guiding law in terms […]

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Road Accident Fund intervenes in court application relating to fraudulent RAF claims by attorneys

Road Accident Fund

intervenes in fraudulent RAF claims by attorneys

It has now become apparent that the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and the courts are not willing to entertain unlawful contingency fees that are being charged by some lawyers.

A very well known firm, Bobroff & Partners, that was previously shown the door by the North Gauteng High Court is alleged to have again been implicated in thousands of cases of illegal contingency agreements, according to the RAF. It what appears to be a well oiled system, many of these firms including this one, appear to have a system in place in which […]

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Road Accident Fund RAF Form 4 medical assessments and patient circumstances

Road Accident Fund RAF Form 4 medical assessments and patient circumstances

It has recently become a common practice for many attorneys and other parties involved in litigation with, for or on behalf of the Road Accident Fund to simply request a RAF 4 or Serious Injury Assessment Form to be completed.  In the broader context of completing a serious injury assessment, one needs to be cognisant and aware of the key factors and implications of an RAF Form 4 as well as the findings that are made that need to be included in the findings of the RAF Form 4 and serious […]