Do I have a claim against the RAF?

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To have a claim against the Road Accident Fund (“RAF”), you need to satisfy 2 requirements.  The requirements are as follows:

  1. You were injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle (how ever minor that injury may be);
  2. You were not to blame for the accident.

First Requirement

You must show you have been injured in an accident and had medical treatment subsequent to the accident.

Second Requirement

This is were problems with RAF claims often arise.

The “no blame” requirement is a complex one in Law and this is why it is often in your interests to utilise the services of an attorney for RAF claims.

It is worth noting that if you are slightly to blame for the accident, you will still have a claim, as South Africa Law recognises the apportionment of blame principle (e.g. if a Court determines that both you and the other party are equally to blame, then you will have a 50% claim; i.e. if you claim is worth R 100 000 then you will receive an amount of R 50 000 (50% of the claim value).

We can also get a lot of information from you if you fill in our online Questionnaire (click the button below).

The interview is comprehensive and may take a while to complete, however, you do not need to complete the whole interview in one sitting.  You can select the “Save and continue” button at any time and you will be provided with a unique link that will allow you to return and continue your Interview.

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Contact Us

We are ready to help you make your claim against the RAF.  Talk to us using the below details:

0861 88 88 35

306 Barry Hertzog Avenue, Greenside, Gauteng

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