Stefan Greyling Incorporated is a dynamic law firm in Kimberley specialising in
personal injury claims, and Road Accident Fund claims.
- 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 INC.?
- Specialist Road Accident Fund Attorneys
- Free claim assessment
- No Win, No Fee Agreement
- As your attorney - we make sure your rights and interests are fully protected
- A team of legal and medical experts are appointed on your case
- We have vast experience in Road Accident Fund claims
- We offer superior and unique legal solutions
- Country wide assistance
- Bridging the gap - to ensure you recover your full damages
- Helping you secure your future
- We take pride in assisting our clients with their future
- Finalise your RAF claim as soon as possible
GET IN TOUCH
Stefan Greyling Inc.
72A Petrus Street, Hillcrest, Kimberley, 8301
MORE ABOUT STEFAN GREYLING INC.
Stefan Greyling Inc. forms part of an exceptionally devoted team of correspondent attorneys, advocates and specialist medico-legal experts. These are all renowned and experienced professionals in their respective fields of expertise.
As specialist personal injury attorneys, we daily witness the devastating consequences of motor vehicle accidents. We therefore consider it our mission to ensure that our clients receive maximum compensation, to rebuild their lives. It is a privilege to play a part in assisting our clients to move forward, and we pride ourselves in representing them during difficult times. In all our dealings we place our client’s best interests at the forefront, and are humbled that they entrust us with the privilege of representing them. We do not take our attorney – client responsibilities lightly, and it is of utmost importance for us to build a trust relationship with every client.
In today’s everchanging-fast-paced world law firms have to be adaptable and open for change, more so than ever before. We accordingly always look to the future and strive to be pioneers in our field of expertise. We are perpetually pushing ourselves to gain more knowledge, implement better systems, use the latest technology and employ the best people. We strongly believe that this vision will ensure that our firm remains in a position to provide our clients with superior and unique legal solutions.
Any personal injury matters, in which our firm is appointed to act as attorneys of record, are prosecuted on a no-win-no fee basis, and we carry all costs and disbursements in respect of the claim until finalisation thereof. Our guarantee is therefore that should we not recover any compensation on your behalf, there will be no legal cost implications for you. Moreover, our uniquely capped fee structure ensures that you receive the lion’s share of the monies recovered from the Road Accident Fund or any other third party.
ROAD ACCIDENT FUND CLAIMS - BRIEF OVERVIEW
The RAF is financed through a government fuel levy which is presently set at 218 cents per litre (2021). 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.
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. Under certain circumstances the prescription period may be extended, and we would recommend that you consult an expert personal injury attorney in this regard.
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. In our experience, 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 appoint 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 limitation as set out in the Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996 (As amended). The five heads of damages are as follows:
1. Past medical expenses; 2. Future medical expenses; 3. Past loss of earnings/earning capacity; 4. Future loss of earning/earning capacity; 5. General damages (pain, suffering, loss of amenities etc.).