Claim Submissions, Litigation & Negotiations
We will submit your Claim; sue the RAF & handle any negotiations.
When you come to GCM Legal for your Road Accident Fund (“RAF”) Claim, we handle the submission of your Claim to the RAF; we will issue a summons and sue the RAF for you; and, where appropriate, we will negotiate settlement with the RAF.
Submit RAF Claim
We will prepare your claim and submit it to the RAF.
We gather all the relevant information from you regarding the accident. We will also arrange Medico-legal Report necessary.
We can also take over your claim if you have already submitted your claim to the RAF, which will give you a chance at the best possible result.
Sue the RAF
It is often necessary to sue the RAF to get the correct settlement out of them.
After submitting your claim to the RAF, it is common for the RAF to offer to settle a claim with an unreasonably low amount; especially when it comes to general damages (pain and suffering).
GCM Legal will sue the RAF on your behalf if the offer that the RAF makes is not acceptable.
Negotiate Settlement with RAF
At various stages after Submitting a claim, the topic of settling the claim will come up.
It is very important to have an experienced attorney on your side when this happens.
As mentioned above, the RAF will often make low or unacceptable offers in the early stages.
GCM Legal will use its extensive experience to negotiate with the RAF on your behalf.
We to negotiate for the best settlemetn we can, and if settlement does not yeild the reasons required we will go to Court on your behlaf.
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.
Below is a list of the documents we would eventually need to start your Claim with the RAF but often additional document / reports are needed to make stregnthen your claim, which we will help put together for you.
Documentation that will form part of your RAF Claim
- Copy of ID Document of the person claiming from the RAF.
- Vouchers and documents in support of amounts claimed.
- Death Certificate; Inquest Report; Charge Sheet (if applicable).
- Proof of relationship to deceased (if applicable).
- Supporting documentation for Income lost due to absence from work (e.g. Payslips; Tax Return; Bank Statements; etc.) (if applicable).
- An affidavit setting out the full particulars of the accident.
- A medical report by the treating doctor.
- Statements of witnesses.
- Police reports.
- Hospital and medical records.
More infomation about the RAF Claim process
RAF Introduction and Procedure
We explain the general procedure of RAF Claims
RAF claims will require Medical Reports to calculate and explain your claim. We assist in obtaining these reports.
We will assess your matter and determine the best way to proceed with your claim.
We are ready to help you make your claim against the RAF. Talk to us using the below details: