BY MEISE NKAISENG ATTORNEYS – VANDERBIJLPARK AND THREE RIVERS, GAUTENG | November 18, 2021

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

It is an established legal principle that: “he who alleges damages must prove those damages”. Therefore, to prove bodily (including brain) injuries, and the financial implications of those injuries, against the Road Accident Fund, a Claimant must attend appointments with various specialist doctors. A list of commonly used specialist doctors are: an Orthopedic Surgeon; Occupational Therapist; Industrial Psychologist and a Neurologist (in the case of a suspected brain injury).

Each specialist doctor will perform a thorough examination of the Claimant, and will prepare a report that will be presented as evidence to prove the nature and extent of injuries, and the financial implications of those injuries, against the Road Accident Fund.

The Road Accident Fund may also require a Claimant to attend appointments with its own appointed specialist doctors.

A claim can only go on trial after the various specialist doctors’ reports are completed and the Road Accident Fund has had an opportunity to assess the reports.

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 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).