Parties can claim directly from the RAF without the assistance of an attorney. However, unless it is a very simple and clearly defined claim, you will not receive fair compensation. Obviously, the RAF will not ensure that you receive the maximum amount recoverable – it is not in the RAF’s financial interests to do so. By claiming directly from the RAF, you have to rely on a faceless institution to be the “judge, jury and executioner” over your and your family’s future. PM Attorneys’ experience and years in practice have taught that the RAF does not involve all relevant medical experts required to properly assess the injuries sustained by road accident victims; therefore, why risk not securing fair and reasonable compensation when you can ensure that you have expert legal representation to protect your rights?
Claims against the RAF for the blatant under-settlement of claims instituted by direct claimants have been on the increase, and such claims form part of our portfolio. Consult with our expert legal team of motor vehicle accidents lawyers in South Africa to support you in receiving the compensation you deserve.