Will I be able to claim for damages from the Road Accident Fund if I am not a South-African citizen?

Will I be able to claim for damages from the Road Accident Fund if I am not a South-African citizen?

BY MEISE NKAISENG ATTORNEYS – VANDERBIJLPARK AND THREE RIVERS, GAUTENG | December 21, 2021

Blog By

Ankie Snyman
Associate Attorney
Specialist in Road Accident Fund Claims

Yes. Both South African citizens and non-South African citizens (foreigners) who are injured in motor vehicle collisions that are caused by the negligent driving of another person will have claims against the Road Accident Fund.

In the case of foreigners, proof of identification will, however, be required. Examples include: Passport, Asylum Certificate; Work Permit, etc.

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 our offices and schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

Meise Nkaiseng Attorneys assists and represents a broad spectrum of claimants with their claims against the Road Accident Fund throughout South Africa, and were awarded the PMR Africa Diamond Arrow Award for “best law firm” (Business Sector) in the Sedibeng Region for three years in a row (2018, 2019 and 2020).

Must I have a valid driver’s license to qualify for a claim against the Road Accident Fund?

Must I have a valid driver’s license to qualify for a claim against the Road Accident Fund?

BY MEISE NKAISENG ATTORNEYS – VANDERBIJLPARK AND THREE RIVERS, GAUTENG | December 15, 2021

Blog By

Ankie Snyman
Associate Attorney
Specialist in Road Accident Fund Claims

No. A driver who drives a motor vehicle without having a valid driver’s license, and who is involved in an accident, is not automatically negligent. The issue of negligence will be determined by the circumstances of the accident, and if an unlicenced driver is injured in an accident that is caused by the negligence of another driver, the unlicenced driver will have a claim against the Road Accident Fund.

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 our offices and schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

Meise Nkaiseng Attorneys assists and represents a broad spectrum of claimants with their claims against the Road Accident Fund throughout South Africa, and were awarded the PMR Africa Diamond Arrow Award for “best law firm” (Business Sector) in the Sedibeng Region for three years in a row (2018, 2019 and 2020).