Motor vehicle accident damage claim enforcement
- defence against inflated or unreasonable claims
- Motor Insurance disputes - claim declines



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Car accident damage claim enforcement

Rebutting unfair settlement offers

Insurance claim declines or dismissal

Defence against unreasonable or inflated claims

Support pursuit in any MVA matters, in South Africa


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We are car accident damage compensation recovery specialists

as well as experts to defend against unreasonable or inflated claims.




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Motor car road traffic accident damage recovery, is what our subject is all about.

Below please find some issues and occurrences of common interest, listed and linked.

Car accident issues that matters most:









      facilitating a claim



     
claim against the liable party causing the car accident   enforcing full and fair compensation . . .
     insured driver/owner

     not insured motorist

     3rd party claim

     reluctant party





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   value of damages



   Calculation of damages

   Quote or assessing

   severe damage -
      write off - total loss,
      scrap, salvage





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   Insurance claim evaluation, decline, dispute



     


   3rd party claim

   comprehensive claim

      violation of terms (t&c)

      in regard to investigations

   declined claim

   insuficient settelement

   Apportionment

   Precedent / case law

   Defend Recovery Action





     




Should you do not find the issue you are looking for, contact RAMLA (Road Accident Management & Legal Action), as one of the most experienced experts in matters of car accident damage recovery claims.

We however believe the issue in question will be found on one of the other pages on the

RAMLA comprehensive MVA - motor vehicle accident - Information Platform,

but as we haven't installed a search function, rather contact RAMLA, instead of waste time for a search.

There are sections in the main top selector, such as claim, assessment, legal and insurance matters; you may navigate to find what you're looking for.





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Car accident damages as result of a traffic collision, always gives task and commonly hassles, unless one do have a compressive motor insurance cover that lives up to the promises made.

But unfortunately, that's not always the matter and if ordinary South African motorists are asked, if they believe and trust a valid claim is a guaranteed matter, one will hear a number, if not the majority of those questioned, doubting that it will be so.

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Should a matter be taken to a court of law?

Most commonly the overwhelming number of disputes or claims can be solved in pre-litigation, but if no amicable solution can be found, matters sometimes need the escalation to a court of law to be solved.

It should be noted, that most of the deciders of claims, (insurance claim admins, claim evaluators or technicians, however called and other representatives, regularly do have no certified legal competences.

This means the decisions made to either accept or deny a claim are performed by persons with experience, but often not applying a legal background, taking all facts in consideration, but all too often rely on party statements, without a check on the balance of probabilities if that point of view may represent the correct situation, or act biased as to benefit schemes or other incentives, declining claims to cut down on compensation pay-outs.

Approaching a court of law give the certainty to have the case evaluated to the laws prevailing in accordance with the particular applicable situation, and after analysing the parties written arguments exchanged in the pleading phase of the trial, hearing the plaintiff and the defendant, as well as witnesses and thereafter the judicial officer will come to a decision, making it an order of court.

It is obviously clear, that such comprehensive analytic process will be by far better, than just accept an unjust decision of a person in charge, neglecting the basics of fairness to look onto a claim unbiased.

It may therefore be fairly well to accept the initial costs, coming with a legal action in a court of law, but given the evidence is supportive enough to convince the court on the basis of probabilities to decide in favour of the party, to get compensation and a refund of costs necessary to pursue the claim in court.








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The RAMLA web pages are designed to supply you with valuable information's to sort out material motor car accident compensation cases occurred in a traffic collision on South African roads.

Involved in a car accident in South Africa and like to know what to do?



You will find a lot information that can help you to claim for damages or to deal with disputed motor insurance claims and even to defend you, if you face an inflated high and unreasonable claim against you.


On your way looking for a professional car accident damage assessment, to quantify and calculate your traffic accident damages occurred one of the provinces of South Africa,

Gauteng - Freestate - Northern Cape - Limpopo - North West - Mpumalanga - KwaZuluNatal (KZN) - Eastern Cape - Western Cape -


you found the RAMLA web pages giving you some ideas about the pro and cons of an independent damage investigation and what you should look on to get a reliable accident damage report, helping you to proof the material claim, against the liable party or the motor insurance company.


Even if you are located in one of the mayor cities of the country such as Cape Town - Bloemfontein - Johannesburg - Soweto - Pretoria - Polokwane - Durban - East London - Port Elizabeth - or in the wider areas around those cities or wherever in the county you are,

RAMLA (Road Accident Management & Legal Action) can support you with various service options nationwide.

Working with RAMLA will of course be the most comfortable and economic support in pursuit of a legal compensation claim, whether against a 3rd party or directed to any motor insurance company in South Africa.

Motor car accidents happen on a daily basis, and in all the South African provinces, wherever you are, in Gauteng - Freestate - Northern Cape - Limpopo - North West - Mpumalanga - KwaZuluNatal (KZN) - Eastern Cape or in the Western Cape.

In the several provinces you find differences in the level of risks, according to traffic density, conditions of the roads, day and night times, weather conditions and many more.

A motor car accident rarely does happen just out of one singular fault. Mostly more influential factors and other negligent actions must get together causing a traffic accident at all,

when driving through Cape Town or Kahilitsha, Paarl, Parow, Calvinia, Springbok, Vredenburg, as Port Elizabeth, but not just there.

In all our South African cities and even in rural areas, are risks by travelling a vehicle on public roads. Be aware that most accidents happen in your very near neighbourhood or on your daily way to or from work in your home town Middelburg, Graff-Reinet, Somerset - East or Somerset West, Grahamstown, Bisho, Zwelisha or East London, due to the facts that one who is very familiar with this routine, will not be on the alert level one should be.

You can minimise to be dragged into an auto collision, if you concentrate on the traffic, abide by the basic precautions and don't contribute negligent in driving, by let's say texting or telephoning behind the steering wheel.

But even if you live in other small towns or mayor cities such as Umlazi, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Potchefstroom, Port Elizabeth, Knysna, Krugersdorp, Oudtshorn, Mossel Bay or Worcester you have to be aware of the danger by making your trip.

Other road users may not be up to their best abilities, be drunk for example or driving a motor car that better should not be on the road, as it is not roadworthy and so poses risks to other motorists.


Just participate in local traffic within the towns and villages as Roberson, George, Kimberly, Rustenburg or Mabopane, you can be caught up in a vehicle crash at all times, despite you may drive carefully and respect the rules of the road. The other party is always even your risk.

Minimising the probability to be caught up in a road crash, especially in bustling cities such as Pretoria, Johannesburg, Soweto, Germiston, Rustenberg, Welkom, Bloemfontein, Polokwane , Durban or Cape Town, where high volumes of motorist getting along all day, the risk to be involved in a car accident is much higher than just travelling in quieter areas as Klerksdorp or Mahikeng.

The best will be, if you are on high alert all the time you drive a motor car. Taking care of keeping proper following distances which is a very good measure not to be involved in car accidents,

when you on the roads of Kimberly, Queenstown, Beaufort West, Prieska, Upington, Vryburg, De Aar, Belfast, Bethlehem, Kroonstad , Harrysmith, Mabane, Nelspruit or Ermelo.

In huge metropolis as Johannesburg or Cape Town where you deal with rush hours when commuters get to and from work in the morning and evening hours, the danger to be trapped up in a motor car accident are explicitly higher as to other traffic times.

If you have been unlucky dragged into an auto accident caused by another one or more motorist who drove negligent, not abiding the rules of the road or even careless and subsequent suffered material damages to your motor car, you want that the liable party pay compensation you for losses.





Car accident lawyers and professional claim managers to analyse, support and pursue your material car accident claim, effective and economical, nationwide in South Africa.

You will find a lot of useful information on the RAMLA (Road Accident Management & Legal Action) web pages.


The procedure and pursuit of your claim for motor car accident damage compensation in South Africa (SA)

RAMLA (Road Accident Management & Legal Action) works to sort out damages claims in South Africa, resulting from a traffic collision, also known as a traffic accident, motor vehicle collision, motor vehicle accident, car accident, automobile accident, road traffic collision, road traffic accident, wreck (USA), car crash, or car smash (Australian) occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree or utility pole. Traffic collisions may result in injury, death, vehicle damage, and property damage.

A number of factors contribute to the risk of collision, including vehicle design, speed of operation, road design, road environment, driver skill and/or impairment, and driver behaviour. Worldwide, motor vehicle collisions lead to death and disability as well as financial costs to both society and the individuals involved.

Procedure and pursuit to claim for traffic accident damages is complex and constitutes mainly out of two important sections, which have different rules to follow.

The first is when you need to claim for bodily injuries and the other is that of material motor accident compensation.







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Motor Vehicle Accident

We offer the solution in Car Accident matters, analysing, supporting, demanding, corresponding, negotiating, settlement agreements and further taking matters to a court of law in South Africa, if no amicable solution could be found, in pre-litigation, to best favourable conditions in a professional and decisive routine.


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Facing challenges with motor car accident issues in South Africa?

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demanding compensation, resolving disputes, defending against inflated or unreasonable claims,

in all sectors of vehicle accident damage compensation problems.




How to start a compensation claim for damages or loss to property, after a motor car accident, in South Africa?

After a traffic accident and subsequent damages to sort out, the question is apparent what to do?

Claiming for motor car accident damage compensation in South Africa is a complex and time consuming action. Doing it right needs some knowledge and time efforts to come along with the claim.

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Below you can learn about the process and the steps and take out some valuable information. But be aware that that information's are of general nature and cannot always just be copied to serve your individual claim.

If you feel you will better take some support, RAMLA will be the way to go.



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The initial process of a compensation action, solving matters, avoiding going to a court of law, if possible

Starting a compensation claim against other party - pre-litgation



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Claim for compensation of car accident damages, South Africa?

Steps and actions claiming damages from another party.

Accident documentation is to start with the car accident claim

Assess the damages to your motor vehicle

Filing a letter of demand get paid vehicle or property destruction

Correspondence with the parties involved in the car accident

Finding common ground for a settlement agreement

Legal actions in a court of law, if no settlement can be achieved

Service of a summons to the other party suing for payment

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How starting a compensation claim for car accident damage compensation, South Africa?

Claiming for motor car accident damage compensation in South Africa is a complex and time consuming action. Doing it right needs some knowledge and takes time efforts to come along with the claim.

Below you can learn about the process and the steps and take out some valuable information. But be aware that that information's are of general nature and cannot always just be copied to serve your individual claim.

If you feel you will better take on some support, RAMLA will be the way to go.



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What is a claim for compensation of car accident damages, South Africa?

A claim regarding the recovery, reimbursement or pay for motor car accident damages occurred in a traffic accident, means the process to follow and what actions to be taken, having a demand for compensation accepted and paid for by the 3rd party or the Insurance Company.

A claim for recovery of car accident damages needs to be formulated and proof and evidence put forward and the financial damages to property and motor vehicle damages being addressed. (Quantum of the claim)

All those factors should be included, when filling a letter of demand (LOD)and served it to the liable party and having proof of it.

We distinguish two major steps in a claim for compensation of material auto destruction. The one and first, we call the pre-litigation phase and the second phase kicks in, once a matter could not be resolved in pre-litigation and legal action in a court of law must be taken - which are pleading and litigation phases or court procedures.

It must further be emphasised here, that procedures claiming for material (financial loss) for damage will be different to steps to be taken, if we are talking acting for compensation of bodily injury (personal injuries to a human being) put forward by the injured or if deceased, by dependents or family claiming for a late, breadwinner.

Compensation claims for bodily injuries must be directed to the Road Accident Fund (RAF).

RAMLA and the content of this web site, deals mainly with recovery of material damages (financial losses).



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Steps and actions in an auto accident claim recovering damages from another party.

In the pre-litigation phase of a compensation action (all before a court of law must be approached, as no amicable settlement could be achieved between the parties) the claim needs to be prepared and formulated, demands served, correspondence entered into, facts, proof and evidence exchanged, Insurance disputes addressed, or in cases of comprehensive cover disputes, matters be reviewed by the Ombudsman, all aiming finding a settlement with the other party, avoiding legal action in a court of law, which is split in pleading phase and litigation phase.

The initial steps are: gathering the information and details how the traffic accident unfolded, which is needed in building a basis for proof and evidence, drafting a comprehensive demand, lay out the cause of the crash and pointing out what make the car driver negligent and further urging the payment for damages from the liable and responsible party. There should always be a form of proof that the demand is properly served informing the other party of the claim or proof the demand is received. The service of a LOD - Letter of Demand is a prerequisite for a legal claim in a court of law.

Once a demand for payment of damages is served, the other party, or the motor insurance company on behalf of the insured, have the possibility to react and will probably put their way of evaluating the demand forward.

The content of the reply can be, acceptance of the demand, a partly dispute of the claim, or even completely denying liability, up to the fact accusing you, the person demanding, being the liable party, based on their own analyses.

It will be easy understandable, that all actions and reactions need to be addressed in the relevant manner responding to the individual content and if possible engage in an exchange of arguments, that can help to find a mutual accepted solution.

Once common ground could be found, a settlement agreement can be entered into and the case finalised.

Given, that by far not all the claims for motor car accident damage compensation will go through smoothly, it may well be that no common ground could be found in pre-litigation.

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Very much different as to action in a court of law, where rules apply and the Magistrate/Judge can influence the proceedings and hear witness and eventually give a verdict that is binding and enforcable (if not appealed), in the pre-litigation or demand phase, non of the party's have the power to compel another, to accept any demand or point of view: no Attorney, no Party, no Insurance admin nor any other representative does have the power, to compel any other, accepting another parties demand or version or even participating for a solution. Only a court of law does have those powers.

One exception may be the Institution of the Ombudsman for short term insurance (OSTI), within reviews of declines or other disputes, between a comprehensive insured and the insurer, whereby the problem must emanate from issues about the insurance contract and obligations, as OSTI per arbitration powers can compel the Insurer to abide to its rulings, but not the insured. The insured applied for the review, do still have the opportunity to go to a court of law.

Given the issue at stake (motor vehicle damage compensation) cannot be solved in pre-litigation, this will trigger the need deciding taking the matter to the next level, a South African court of law, searching for an unbiased decision.

The judge/magistrate in a court of law has the power to question and investigate the car accident matter and verify the proof and evidence put forward by the parties. In a court case, witnesses or experts can be heard and those testimonies will have a heavy weight in a decision, if they are credible and not inconclusive.

Once the parties have closed the case, the judge/magistrate will evaluate all the evidence given in the case and come to a judgement or verdict. Based on the facts and circumstances and the credibility of arguments, he has found during the hearings and contained in pleas and testimonies, what has being the course of the impact, he will make a determination of negligence and subsequent rule about the degree and form of compensation for damages, the liable party must accept.

The presiding officer can make about three sort of decision,

Ruling in favour of the claimant to 100%

Apportion damages between the parties

Ruling in favour for the defendant to 100%

The verdict will be in favour of the winning party and the other party/parties must pay, or give security if requested, should an appeal will be launched, or face excecution.



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Your accident documentation is to start with

As mentioned the process of a compensation claim for destruction to property or motor car, in a traffic accident on public roads, starts with the accident documentation.

We have talked about the documentation on other RAMLA web pages intensively and just make a shortcut here, but following the link (what you need to have proper car accident documentation) the interested reader will find more in detail.

Valuable elements of accident documentations are:

Photographs, or video footage from sources installed in the vicinity or on-board camera, sketch of the impact, police accident report (AR), own notes or better own comprehensive report (remember the police report focus on identifying offences or criminal actions and not on civil data and evidence needed in a claim for financial compensation), witness statements and details, assessment of physical destruction to property and/or motor car (repair quotation or professional damage assessment), other circumstantial evidence etc.



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Assessment of the damages to your motor vehicle:

Assessing, examine, listing of damages to your motor vehicle is another critical matter, we have spoken about in other sections of the RAMLA comprehensive web site. Therefore we will shortcut here but following the link (damage calculation - quotation or assessment) will provide you with more details and essentials to better be looked on, before taking just the repair quotation as a single and only proof of your auto accident damage.

The two most common methods of calculating the damages are, repair quotations from your panel beater or auto body repairer or professional vehicle damage assessments.

The challenge in assessing the damages is that the report should reflect a complete and fair calculation confluent in an assessment report or quotation. Overcharging another is not gentleman like and can backfire. On the other hand, damages calculated short, will lead to financial losses!



Filing a letter of demand (LOD) for the pay of the vehicle or property destruction caused in another in a car accident, in South Africa

A letter of demand should be a comprehensive request, informing the other party of the nature and evidence, why a demand for payment compensating the motor car damages is made, which entails all the facts available.

It should state why another is accused and what are the reasons for the accusations and what is believed to have proofing what is demanded.

The letter of demand should be accomplished by a damage calculation.

A time or date should be set, a reaction or pay is expected and it should be madee clear, the matter will be proceeded with, if the demand and/or claim, is not responded to or paid.

It will be critical that you can proof, the party demanded has indeed received your letter of demand.

Serving a letter of demand in an oncoming claim is a prerequisite for any further legal action.





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Motor Car Accident, in South Africa?
You want your car accident damages being paid for and receive your material vehicle accident damage compensation for destructions, suffered in a traffic accident on South African roads?

You are welcome to contact RAMLA to receive free advice after a free accident fact check to determine your position.

Contact RAMLA (Road Accident Management & Legal Action), tell us your Motor Vehicle Accident story, the issues of concern, the problems you detect or face and get a free check and advice how to proceed. We will check and analyse your individual case and revert to you - most of the time in short circle -.

For best results contact us by email initially, give us an idea of the incident, attach one or two pictues of the damages or relevant situation, the extend or value of the damages suffered - if already assessed -.

In case of an Insurance claim decline, supply us with a copy of the repudidation letter, of give us the reason for the rejection and name the Insurance Company.

Should you like talking to us (phone contact displayed below), do that after the initial email briefing, but keep in mind even we need some time to check about your matter first.

You are welcome to utilise such valuable absolutely free inital advice. *

 
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RAMLA can be the solution in MVA matters

Do you know that RAMLA is a specialised expert in handling and enforcing or defending all kind of MVA (motor vehicle accident) matters, pursuing motor car accident compensation claims, Insurance dispute resolutions, for its clients - effective - professional - decisive and resolute, to best and affordable fees.

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As you probably have recognised on our comprehensive web information platform, we do know what we are taking about.

We do invite anyone in South Africa, facing an MVA (motor vehicle accident) problem, to contact us for a first - free - analyse of your particular matter and get initial advice how to proceed.

As a specialist in traffic accident recovery actions, we act for clients/members in the relevant manner, but based on a paid mandate or membership, if a need of practical support arises.

We do offer a free first advice, to determinate your case and give you a direction how and what may be the way forward, in order to build confidence with a potential client.

As professional specialists, in charge of acting in motor accident damage claims in South Africa, we offer a well performing, decisive and demanding claim pursuit, at affordable fees.


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When you need claim support for car accident damage compensation, in South Africa you are on the right web page.


It's so easy contacting us by email.

The effective way will be sending an email containing the nature, damage and problems detected. Once sent through to us, we will study the matter and after analysing the facts, we get back to you by email (most commonly within about 3 hours), with the result and advice,

- free of charge.

If you like to explain your problem to our claim manager on duty, you are welcome to contact us by phone for an initial briefing on cell 076 770 3179 (standard rates apply).

For best results: dont't just call, once you took notice of the opportunity!

First think what you like to get accross, best file it as email and call therafter.

For reasons to convince you not just calling immediately, please follow: how to contact RAMLA successfully.

It will be much more effective; if we do get a briefing of the matter via email, before a telephone call, so we will be prepared answering your questions.






* please note that a practical claim pursuit will not be free of charge and comes with a paid mandate, but at reasonable and affordable fees.


Car accident compensation claims for damages, may cause some headache,

in South Africa.

RAMLA can be the solution to sort out MVA problems.

Not everything in a compensation action goes smooth and the way wanted, as we are confronted with numerous possible challenges.

RAMLA is a specialised expert in material car accident damage claims,

demanding, enforcing compensation actions, supporting disputes with Motor Insurance Companies or its agents, work in Ombudsman's review cases, or defend a motorist against unreasonable or inflated compensation claims.

Contact RAMLA to analyse your case, and get a free opinion where you stand and what to do next. You can contact RAMLA 7/24 and receive a response soon.


It's so easy, just e mail your story and attach what you got to make the RAMLA claim manager understand your problem.

Just draft a brief report of what had happen and send it (use this mail link) to RAMLA for free analyses and you will receive a reply soon.


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Enter into correspondence with the parties involved in the car accident

Once the deemed liable motorist has been informed of a compensation claim and responce on the letter of demand is received, it will be best trying and find common ground. Talking to each other can pave the way. Corresponding includes all the channels of contact, telephoning, mail or email, or even having a personal meeting, can be the way.

But as we are talking about compensation for car accident damages, which has a lot of potential to go wrong and deteriorating from a straight line forward, the facts and arguments exchanged should always at least been protocolled or witnessed, but better both, if the exchange have not been in writing.

Corresponding in writing will be essential, once the matter didn't come along as expected. Remember, a claim for reimbursing auto destruction, can become a legal matter and that means having proof is crucial.

Proof will not just mean having a proper accident documentation; you should prepare your claim carefully. Correspondence, especially verbal exchange, can become important and utilised as evidence, if it can be proofed it has taken place as alleged. Changes in the behaviour or argumentation by parties, must be expected at all times.

Meeting with a vehicle damage assessor, in charge for another motorist's insurance company or with a claim investigator , can be a trap, confronting you with an interview, of which the consequences can be detrimental.

Being in positive contact with the negligent driving motorist can be of benefit, but one should always be aware the problems may come, once another party's change conduct, especially if they change minds and get away from a cooperative manner and stating a different version of the matter.

Putting pressure on the liable motorist is always a good idea, especially if they decline to enter into any correspondence or engagement, saying it is handled by the motor insurance company.

The insurance company isn't a party to a claim in legal terms, but in practical terms in South Africa they act as a party, throughout the power contained in the insurance policies.



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Finding common ground for a settlement agreement triggering pay-out

All a claimant or victim of a car accident wants, getting paid for damages to property or vehicle.

Disputes about the cause of the accident, the degree of negligent or being at fault, contributing to the traffic accident, are common issues of disagreement, in South Africa.

In order finding common ground for a settlement solution, if the claim is not just been accepted, the arguments are to be looked on, in detail.

Once all the arguments have been exchanged and evaluated and still no amicable solution could be found, the possibility of compromising will be available to all parties.

A compromise may be found well within a direct 3rd party claim, negotiated between the parties, but it may be much more difficult, or often just not possible, getting a compromise accepted by South African Motor Insurers.

Even if the parties are not very much in favour of "foul" compromises, it should always be looked on a possibility and basis to settle. Certainly it's not advisable to accept solutions, which are so detrimental, to what you feel or know, is your fair expectation. Compromising should be evaluated, if the differences are acceptable close. Settling to the right time, can bring the motor car accident story to a better end, as an endless struggle through the instances.

Should no such settlement or compromise could be negotiated and concluded, the only way forward can be a legal action in a court of law.

Fighting disputes on whatever level in a court of law, pusuing a claim for compensation, will entail hassle, being time consuming and bears possibly costs.

There is no general rule, when it may be the best to compromise or to go on with a claim.

Having a better chance achieving a more favourable settlement, will probably mean taking support from experienced service providers in motor accident compensation matters.

It may well be wise, spending a part of money from the amount eventually rewarded, once the claim is paid, investing it in the right legal support, to the right - earlier - time.

It isn't only of taking advantage of specialised knowledge, it is even getting rid of all the work and hassle, coming with the pursuit of a car accident claim, when letting it performing by external experts, dealing with motor car accident damage claims, on a daily basis.

At the end you may still have more money in your pocket, as if missed out the chance of a settlement, as to lack of experience and determination.



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Prepare for legal actions in a court of law, if no satisfying settlement can be achieved

After being through the full process in serving demand, delivered proof and evidence, entered in exchange of arguments, in pre-litigation (all before a court action is needed) and no acceptable solution could be arrived on, it must be decided taking the matter forward or giving up on the claim.

Once all needed is done, and all avenues taken hasn't delivered an acceptable settlement, legal action in a court of law must be considered. The only way forward will be, initialising legal procedures in court, other than to give up and pay your damages out of your own pocket.

Depending on the content and positions the parties have taken before in pre-litigation, it may well be the case, that the parties accuse each other reciprocal, which means the matter in court, will be one of continued dispute.

In order preparing the matter for the pursuit in court, the evidence and facts need to be reviewed by the legal representative selected for court actions. Based on such evaluation, the claim should be launched or not.

Both the parties can take the dispute to a court of law. It only depend on facts and evidence if you e position of a party is a comfortable one.

All claims emanating from one incident needs to be dealt with in one action, so it cannot be the case the Insurance Company paid the insured, but fall short, act to recover from the other party and the insured, dealing with the shortfall, initiate a separate action.

Motor insurance companies that paid its comprehensive insured client will often consider claiming against the other party in a recovery claim, not mind to go to court. Those institutions are well prepared and will not stop, just facing some costs for the action.

The can however be stopped relatively quickly, if the common lack of evidence they do have to proof, will be exploited and handled the right way. RAMLA has done so in many cases, for clients.

Taking the route and going for legal action in a court of law, certainly must not be understood; just going to court will make it. Going to a court of law, having chances of success, means one need to have strong arguments and the support of evidence, in favour of the action. The judge/magistrate will need deciding a case on the balance of probabilities, meaning to which side the overwhelming or majority evidence is shown, will be in favour and win the case, partly or fully.



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Service of a summons to the other party suing for payment

A summons is one of the first initial options and an action opening a legal case in a court of law.

The document will be drawn in a format according to court rules, singed and then issued with the clerk of a civil court. The clerk registers (issue) the document and gives it a case no. After launching the document in court, it must be officially served. The service will be performed by the sheriff in charge for the area of residence of the defendant (demanded party).

Having served the summons, the sheriff returns the copy of the document to the plaintiff or his/her representative.

A person served with a summons, can now decide to oppose or accept the action, by declaring defence in a stipulated time frame or accept the claim.

The service of the summons will not automatically set up the process in court and further actions, prescribed in the rules of the court, need to follow.

If the sued person or company does neither of the two actions, accept nor defend, it will constitute a default in procedures and the plaintiff can apply for default judgement and later for a writ of execution and execute against the other party or defendants property.

In a case the defendant declares defence against the allegations, a legal process must follow, if the plaintiff decides to go on.

In terms of demand for motor car accidents, the service of a summons will demonstrate the vital determination of the party, claiming damage compensation to take the matter further in court for an independent judgement.

All parties regularly, but the defendant in the action must now look for legal advice and potential costs for the defence already kick in.

The sued party and/or the legal representative must evaluate their position now in depth, deciding if there will be a chance of positively defeat the claim. Lawyers dealing with motor car accident damage claim or other experts in the field of recovering motor collision damages will advise the client about the chances and risks.

Once the case is examined, it may well be the case, that the parties arguments for dispute or dening the claim, are not acceptable or not relevant. They do have the choice now, finally making up the mind and evaluate, if it is opportune and worthwhile to fight the case.

As the evidence will be regarded more in favour for the plaintiff and it appears hard to withstand the claim, the demanded party may decide to accept, or enter into other measures to settle, or seek more common ground to find a compromise. Be aware that compromises can be reached at every step in a claim, even if court actions are under way.

It will therefore be very advisable to serve a summons, as the costs are calculable, but clearly demonstrating the willingness of the claimant, taking the matter further.

The service of a summons can trigger the other party to settle. On the other hand, the full legal process is due to be pursuit. However the process must not automatically taken further, as the party serve the summons in the hope to wake up the other party, can stop legal actions, should there be positive engagement, after the service of a summons.



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The nature and complexity of a legal matter in a court of law

A legal action in a court of law is a process according to the rules of the court.

Not following or abiding to the rules, can easily trigger default judgement, meaning a judgement against the failing party, which can later be executed.

Those rules are complex and require knowledge of the procedures. As there is the opportunity for a layman in law, privately initiating the process, issuing and service a summons at lower court levels, it will be a challenge to pursuit a claim in court, without legal representation and will certainly not be advisable.



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RAMLA - Road Accident Management and Legal Action - is one of South Africa's most experienced and decisive advocates to sort out legal disputes with parties, Insurance companies or act in defence of clients confronted with unreasonable or inflated claims.

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We are legal specialist in motor car accident damage recovery matters and offer our services to those suffering damages or in need to defend unreasonable or inflated claims.

Taking on disputes with motor insurance companies, engage in unfair declines or incorrect apportionment of damages, take matter on review to the Ombudsman, or even get matters to be heard in a court of law, should all fail to find a solution and the escalation to a court of law is inevitable.

RAMLA can get you through the trouble, for just some affordable fees, commonly just equal or lower then towing/storage cost may be.

We are one of the most experienced, decisive advocates, when it comes to car accident problems - issues of compensation or defence against unreasonable or inflated claims, bad repair practice and much more.

We work only on motor car accident matters.

Check us out, so you do know if we can uphold we say, free of charge.

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How going forward once there is a claim or dispute or other challenges?

Well, once someone checks a web site as this one RAMLA presents, there will be some sort of a problem.

Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) issues are manifold and can be complex.

It may either be that there is no response from the liable party's Insurer or a repudiation, apportioning or any other decline, such as to violation of terms and conditions.

There are even cases, where a claim is directed to a 3rd party, deemed liable and demanded, but no engagement noticed.

Lot of issues coming up in MVA - car accident matters, may not be handled according to valid law, or wrongly interpreted.

There are many people in South Africa's motor insurance industry, without a legal background and act under instructions, don't care, nor perhaps not having the necessary skills, or just follow a strategy, to get rid of valid claims.

Such should not be accepted and the challenge taken head on, even if it comes with some engagement.

RAMLA as a specialised legal expert can solve such problems, just for a fraction in fees what you may miss out, if you don't have the right support.

In our view, it is not the correct way and get a legitimate claimant's demand, just been brushed away, isn't it?

Just take the time and contact, tell us about the matter and let us take care of it.





 

Defence against unreasonable or inflated claims?

RAMLA can help you most effectively to get a claim dropped or eased.

The results defending someone against whatever car accident compensation claim, can be very good, as often the evidence the Claimant do have is not sufficient to proof the claim, which is a pre-requisite for a successful action.

If it isn't as clear what the implications are and what evidence the other party/Insurance do have, chances are very good to stand through and get a claim successfully denied, even if a summons may have be served already.

The party alleges or accuses is forced to proof the claim and not the demanded party.

Many Insurance recovery claims fall short of such reliable evidence and therefore can be repudiated, even if it comes from attorneys or recovery agents.









 

However we do handle every substantial MVA claim,

against whatever party, Insurance, reluctant party or company successfully, given the merits of the issue are clear and stand a challenge.

Should the merits not be so favourable in the first place, we do all we can, improving such merits, to get the matter being a strong case.









 

Chances of success, if there is a strong case, and any other winning guarantees?

Those are questions we hear frequently, before a new client is prepared to accept some fees.

There cannot be any guarantee of success in legal matters, as the other party may have evidence matching or being better proof. If it comes to an action in a court of law, the presiding officer is the instance of weighting all brought forward in the action and decides.

However if sufficient evidence is at hand, chances are high to predict a win and succeeding with a matter, which ends up in an acceptable settlement/judgement.









 

You want to visit a local RAMLA office in your area and have a chat with one of our experts?

We are very sorry telling you, that we have chosen a different way of performing our business.

In order to hold overhead costs low, and not compromise on expertise and service, we have decided to act from one central, but not public office, in the Western Cape.

In order to hold fees low and offer very competitive rates, compared with similar legal services, we decided to concentrate intelligence and contain costs in this manner.

Anyone who likes to visit his/her adviser or attorney, should not choose RAMLA as a favourite, as we cannot or want honour just that.

But we can deliver the way we operate effectively, wherever you are in South Africa and with whom ever we have to deal, effectively, decisive and affordable.









 

What about fees, must they be paid upfront or can it be deducted from recoveries?

Let me answer the question in short.

Yes, all fees need to be paid up before we take action.

Why is that so?

Our fees are as competitive low, that we cannot enforce any such fees economically, if someone just take our services and thereafter give us hassles to pay.

Any local attorney will do the same, as asking for a deposit, commonly far higher than our entire fees are, upfront.

In general those deposits are offset against fee notes and further deposits requested in due course.

We dont do that. We deliver services not billed on time issues, but on performance phases, which gives cost certainty and the assurance to be taken care of the full matter.

Contact us to get more detailed information.









 

Any doubts about our capabilities or performance as this offer is an anonymous one on the web?

Well I must accept such doubts and can only point out and rely on the many we served before and who may be contactable for reference.

Check out what we display on our comprehensive web pages, which will back up our knowledge and experience without a doubt.

Anyhow we will never accept a mandate before we have had a first free analyse of your particular matter and if you aren't satisfied with our reply, simply don't go on with us, despite it may be detrimental to you.

We value a fair and open informative strategy, keeping a client updated, which will please most of those with an open mind to comunication technologies, such as email etc.

But we can only do what we offer and if you aren't happy with such offer, just get into contact with your local lawyer, or ask us to refer you to someone with specialised knowledge in MVA matters.









 

Should you have been through all before . . .

and still think we can be the one to solve your motor vehicle accident compensation problem in South Africa, just get in contact with us.

You're welcome to be served perfectly.

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