Stefan Greyling Incorporated is a dynamic law firm in Kimberley specialising in personal injury claims, and Road Accident Fund claims.
SERVICES OFFERED BY STEFAN GREYLING INCORPORATED
- Road Accident Fund Claims (RAF Claims)
- Personal Injury Claims
- Medical Malpractice Claims
- Unlawful Arrest Claims
- Police Brutality Claims
- Slip and Fall Claims
- Wildfire Claims
- Deeds Office Registrations
- Conveyancing Services
- Antenuptial Contracts
- Correspondent Work
WHY CHOOSE STEFAN GREYLING INCORPORATED?
- Personal Service
- Efficient Service
- Specialist Advice
- Highly Experienced
- Country Wide Service
- Specialist personal injury attorneys.
- Superior and unique legal solutions.
- The Firm always acts in your best interest.
- No Win No Fee basis for all personal injury claims.
- The Firm insures that clients receive maximum compensation to rebuild their lives.
At present Stefan Greyling Incorporated consists of the following departments.
Personal Injury Claims
Stefan Greyling Inc specialises in claims against the Road Accident Fund, on behalf of road accident victims.
Their personal injury department further specialises in medical malpractice & negligence claims.
The firm also assists in other personal injury claims, including unlawful arrests, police brutality, slip and falls and wildfires.
Stefan Greyling Inc conveyancing department provides efficient and personal service to their clients in respect of all property related matters.
The director, Stefan Greyling, is a duly admitted Conveyancer and Notary Public, and can thus assist in registration of any transactions at the Deeds Office and any Notarial services, including antenuptial contracts. The Property Division offices are seated at the Kimberley Deeds Office, and welcomes all correspondent work.
About the Firm
Stefan Greyling Inc. forms part of an exceptionally devoted team of correspondent attorneys, advocates and specialist medico-legal experts. All renowned and experienced professionals in their respective fields of expertise.
As specialist personal injury attorneys, they daily witness the devastating consequences of motor vehicle accidents and therefore consider it their mission to ensure that their clients receive maximum compensation, to rebuild their lives.
They deem it is a privilege to play a part in assisting their clients to move forward, and pride themselves in representing clients during difficult times. The client’s best interests are always forefront. The firm does not take attorney client responsibilities lightly, and work to build a trust relationship with every client.
In today’s ever changing-fast-paced world, law firms have to be adaptable and open for change, more so than ever before. Accordingly the firm always look to the future and strive to be pioneers in their field of expertise. They are perpetually pushing themselves to gain more knowledge, implement better systems, use the latest technology and employ the best people. The firm strongly believe that this vision will ensure that the firm remains in a position to provide clients with superior and unique legal solutions.
Any personal injury matters, in which the firm is appointed to act as attorneys of record, are prosecuted on a no-win-no fee basis. The firm carry all costs and disbursements in respect of the claim until finalisation thereof. Their guarantee is that should they not recover any compensation on the client's behalf, there will be no legal cost implications for the client.
The uniquely capped fee structure ensures that clients receive the lion’s share of the monies recovered from the Road Accident Fund or any other third party.
Stefan Greyling Inc Staff
The firm believes that for achieving their vision the best staff is required.
Each member of the team has a very important and unique roll to fulfill and the firm is committed to develop loyal employees who enjoy their work and buys into the firm’s vision and mission. The Firm provides an environment in which their staff can grow professionally and personally and all team members are considered members of a family.
Claims against the Road Accident Fund – brief overview
The Road Accident Fund (Afrikaans – Padongelukkefonds) is a government insurer established by statue, and is responsible for the compensation of road accident victims who are injured in accidents they did not cause. The Road Accident Fund (RAF) also provides compensation to individuals who were financially dependent on a deceased person, who passed away as a result of injuries he/she sustained in a motor vehicle accident. The RAF is financed through a government fuel levy which is presently set at 163 cents per litre (2016/2017).
A claim against the Road Accident Fund must be lodged at the RAF within two years if it was a hit-and-run accident, and within 3 years if the identity of the negligent party (responsible for the accident) is known. Summons must be issued and served at the Road Accident Fund within five years. The aforementioned deadlines are calculated from the day of the accident, excluding the first day and including the last day. In the event that a claim is not lodged within the aforementioned deadlines the claim prescribes which, in effect, means a claimant is then barred from instituting a third party claim.
In light of the above, it is important to commence with the claim process as soon as possible, as there are various documents that must be obtained in order to lodge a valid claim at the Road Accident Fund.
Claimants are entitled to institute a third party claim directly at the RAF, however, claiming is a complicated, time-consuming, costly and technical process. Moreover, the claim process requires a claimant to produce a substantial amount of collateral information and documentation (e.g medical records, police records, expert medico-legal reports etc.) that many claimants are unable to obtain or afford. The process of instituting a claim against the RAF directly is often an all-consuming and overwhelming experience for laypersons who endeavour to represent themselves.
Should you make use of a lawyer he or she will investigate, process and litigate your case if necessary. The attorney will issue and serve summons against the RAF, who in turn appoints its own attorneys to defend the case, whereafter Court proceedings ensue.
A claimant is allowed to institute a claim under five heads of damages, subject to certain limitations as set out in the Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996 (As amended). The five heads of damages are as follows:
Past medical expenses;
Future medical expenses;
Past loss of earnings/earning capacity;
Future loss of earning/earning capacity;
General damages (pain, suffering, loss of amenities etc.).
The firm understands that legal fees and costs may be exorbitant, especially when a matter must be argued in Court.
Stefan Greyling Inc therefore accept all personal injury claims on a no-win-no-fee basis, and carry all costs and disbursements in respect of the claim until finalisation thereof. The firm pride themselves in removing financial barriers for legal assistance, and in the process making legal recourse more accessible to everyone.
Bearing in mind that the Courts strictly adhere to the longstanding “once and for all rule”, which determines that a claimant only has one opportunity to claim for all his or her damages, it is crucial to ensure you receive proper compensation. The firm, together with a team of experts, will provide you with professional advice to determine the monetary remuneration you are entitled to claim from the Road Accident Fund.
As specialist personal injury lawyers, they ensure that their clients receive all the expertise, professional advice and assistance that may be required to successfully prove a case. The firm offer a unique service to existing and potential clients all over the country and in particular within the Northern Cape Province including Kimberley, Upington, Kuruman, Kathu, De Aar, Hartswater, Jan Kempdorp, Douglas, Barkly-West and Colesberg, to name a few.