Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
We have an efficient and capable section focusing on third party claims against the Road Accident Fund. We provide advice and assistance to people who have sustained injuries in motor vehicle accidents. Mark Williams Attorneys will assist you to institute a claim against the Road Accident Fund for compensation. We work on a? No win ? No fee? Basis. You will only be liable for fees should your claim succeed. We will assist you with the costs of litigation. Mark Williams Attorneys uphold the principles of honesty and integrity and we will gladly and openly discuss our fee agreements and fee structures with you. Your claim will be handled in a holistic manner and a settlement, specific to your individual needs, will be sought. Your claim will be managed by an experienced member of the Third Party section, who will deal with your claim from lodgment phase right up until finalization of the matter. This approach facilitates communication between yourself and your team in the third party claims section.
The usual procedure in a third party claim is as follows:
- Consultation and appointment as attorneys of record
- Obtaining of relevant documentation.
- Lodgment of claim with Road Accident Fund.
- Period of 120 days which legislation prescribes must be given to Road Accident Fund to investigate your claim.
- Negotiations with Road Accident Fund.
- If negotiations are successful and a satisfactory agreement is reached, the claim is finalized.
- If negotiations are not successful, the litigation process against the Road Accident Fund is commenced.
- Court documents are exchanged and a trial date obtained.
- Expert reports may be obtained.
- Trial will take place and the claim will be finalized.
Particulars of accident
Copy of police accident report, if possible
List of Doctors consulted with contact numbers
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