Claiming from the RAF: Why use an attorney?
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is a government-run insurance scheme operating in terms of the Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996 (as amended). It is an organ of State created in order to pay compensation to road accident victims injured or to the dependants of those killed as a result of the negligence of the driver or owner of a motor vehicle at any place within South Africa. Although you can claim direct from the RAF if you have been involved in a vehicle accident, this is a complicated and technical process.
An attorney specialising in personal injury claims has the knowledge and experience to assist you and to ensure that your claim is properly calculated and submitted to the RAF in accordance with the Road Accident Fund Act and Regulations.