Road Accidents

Motor Vehicle accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries, from minor scrapes and bruises to permanent disability and death. If you are a driver, passenger, motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian and have been seriously injured in road accident on South Africa’s roads, you can claim compensation from the Road Accident Fund.

Road Accidents

Motor Vehicle accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries, from minor scrapes and bruises to permanent disability and death. If you are a driver, passenger, motorcyclist, cyclist, or pedestrian and have been seriously injured in a road accident on South Africa’s roads, you can claim compensation from the Road Accident Fund.

Injury compensation claims for road traffic accidents are covered by the RAF, where a percentage of all petrol and diesel purchased in South Africa is used to finance the state-supported Road Accident Fund. The Fund, which is a de facto insurer, compensates those who are seriously injured in road accidents.

If you were the driver, the law obliges you to report any accident to the police within 24 hours, especially if someone was injured. If you are badly injured and were not able to report within 24 hours, you must report the accident as soon as possible.

Road Accident Fund (RAF)

You have three years to submit a third-party claim to the Road Accident Fund if the motor vehicle or motor vehicles involved are identified and the details of the driver are known. 

Personal Injury

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Have you been involved in a motor vehicle accident caused by someone else negligent driving? Did you suffer a serious injury or injuries? 

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Personal Liability/3rd Party Claims

A third party is defined as a person or group apart from two others, who are primarily involved in a legal transaction, such as an individual and her insurer.

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