1. ROAD ACCIDENT FUND (RAF) CLAIMS
We have a reputation not just for excellence, but for ensuring our clients receive the right compensation. We know the complexities of the Road Accident Fund, and have handled thousands of cases successfully. Finding the right personal injury attorney is the difference between being appropriately compensated for these damages, or often receiving little or nothing at all.
A car or motorcycle accident is an unfortunate reality that many of us might have to face at least once in our lifetime, and that may result in damage to property, severe injury, permanent disability or even death.
WHO IS THE ROAD ACCIDENT FUND (RAF)?
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is a fund set up in terms of the Road Accident Fund Act. It is funded by a levy/tax, which is included in the petrol and diesel price in South Africa. This is known as a fuel levy. Everyone who buys petrol or diesel effectively pays a little extra for each litre of fuel. This levy goes to the RAF.
All motor vehicle accidents are automatically covered by the RAF. But the RAF’s responsibility lies only in the bodily injuries to the respective drivers and passengers, and in some cases, pedestrians. They are therefore not responsible for material damages to cars and other vehicles.
WHO CAN CLAIM FROM THE RAF?
-dependents of a deceased breadwinner.
In addition to Road Accident Fund claims for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of income/support and medical expenses, we also assist in claims against the wrong-doer or insurance company for financial loss suffered as a result of damage to your motor vehicle.
2. MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS
With serious consequences for both the patient and their families, medical negligence is an area of Personal Injury Law, which is fast becoming more and more important in South Africa. The decline in the level of healthcare in South Africa is further contributing to malpractice. Every Healthcare Professional (whether it be a doctor or a hospital) owes a duty of care to their patients. This is monitored and overseen by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). A medical accident may be a breach of that duty, and if you’ve suffered an injury due to medical negligence, you might have a legitimate claim and may be granted compensation under the Law.
As a patient, you're entitled to reasonable care as well as informed consent – if those expectations aren't met, MD Maila Inc. can help you with your claim. We have strong relationships with medical experts to assist with proving your case.
3. WRONGFUL ARREST, DETENTION AND/OR ASSAULT CLAIMS
If you have ever been the victim of violence, wrongful arrest, detention and/or assault, you will also know about the accompanying trauma, which consists of intentionally or unlawfully applying force to another, either directly or indirectly.
Claims can be against:
-A representative of a public entity, such as the South African Police Service (SAPS); or
-A private person
In many instances, victims of wrongful arrest and/or resulting personal injury do not take any steps, simply because they are not aware of the procedures that should be followed.