Can my claim be settled with the road accident fund before going on trial?

Can my claim be settled with the road accident fund before going on trial?

BY MEISE NKAISENG ATTORNEYS – VANDERBIJLPARK AND THREE RIVERS, GAUTENG | December 3, 2021

Blog By
Marc Samons
Attorney at MNI Attorneys
Specialist in Road Accident Fund Claims

YES! – However, a claim can only be settled or go on trial after all required documents are obtained and provided to the Road Accident Fund (“RAF”). These documents include : proof of the accident, proof of medical treatment, proof of damages and the various specialist doctor’s reports.

A settlement offer can be proposed either by the RAF or by your attorney, and either party can respond to the settlement offer by making a counter proposal by the other party.

Your attorney is legally required to inform you of any settlement offer be made by the RAF, and to discuss that offer with you before accepting or rejecting that offer.

The above is intended for information purposes only and is not intended, and should not be regarded, as legal advice. Should you require legal advice, kindly contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our panel attorneys.

Meise Nkaiseng Attorneys was awarded the PMR Africa Diamond Arrow Award for ”best law firm” (Business Sector) in the Sedibeng Region for four years in a row (2018 – 2021).