The Amended Act has unfortunately put legal practitioners in a position to only run claims that have “serious” injuries to make it financially viable for themselves, and that is why any amendments to the RAF Act are always heavily contested.
Pre the Amended Act of October 2008, up to 80% of claims against the RAF were claims that did not included a “serious” injury.
What will now happen to all those victims who are exposed to minor injuries, hospital expenses and funeral expenses if it is not financially viable for the man in the suit to process the claim?
The fact is that no attorney in South Africa will take on these claims that consist of a R1000 doctors bill, R2000 loss of earnings or funeral expenses of R4000.
RoadCover proceeds with these claims and absorbs all the costs, as this is our commitment as an organization to our members.
Large claims where legal fees and disbursements run into the hundreds of thousands of Rands will also be absorbed by RoadCover and processed in full.
RoadCover can do this because your membership protects you 100% from all the costs of lodging a claim against the RAF, thus making it possible for RoadCover to proceed with these small claims.
The amount that you will be able to recover from the RAF, will solely depend on the merits of the case as well as the extent of the injuries sustained in the accident.
RoadCover – the ultimate solution to a successful RAF claim in South Africa