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



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Recovery material damage in a car accident





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


Road Accident Management & Legal Action
(RAMLA)






We are car accident damage compensation recovery specialists

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




Claim Issues RAMLA - car accident damage claim service South Africa

Do you have an issue with any kind of Car Accident claims, disputes, rejected claims or the need of enforcing your traffic accident compensation, in South Africa?







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You may contact RAMLA at all times, free of charge for advice, even at late hours or on weekends as well as public holidays.

Via email you are welcome 7/24 and receive a response in reasonable short period of time. Phone calls are less effective, but can be utilised, during business times.



RAMLA - car accident damage claim service South Africa

RAMLA is a specialised legal Expert in regard to Motor Vehicle Accident damage compensation enforcement, or assistance in defensive actions against unreasonable or inflated claims.



Our highly skilled and experienced team of experts work decisive, swift and economically affordable, to solve car accident issues.



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Free case analyse and initial advise!

Dear valued reader, checking out the RAMLA car accident compensation platform; obviously you do have some traffic accident damage issues to solve.

Contact RAMLA directly for a free check of your particular case issue and advice, by following the link.






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In a matter of - Car Accident compensation, - don't be fooled - badly treated - and - do not accept unfair Settlement - offers

             If anything doesn't go to plan, - get professional support.             RAMLA may just be the right service













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:





Keywords Section - A

Accident Compensation

Acceptance and Liability - offering paying Excess

Accident documentation

Accident Reconstruction

Accident Report Forms - SAPS / RAMLA

Accident Scenarios -
What to do


Accident Scenarios -
Situations


Accident Sketch

Admission of Liability

Affidavits - general

Affidavits - used in car accident mattters

Affidavit confirming repairs - Cost - Quantum

Affordable claim service -

Alcohol and Intoxication -

Analyse of a car accident

Appeal a claim decision

Appointing an independent vehicle damage assessor

Apportioning of Damages Act

Apportionment of Damages -
Liability


Assessing - Appraising -
vehicles accident damages


Attachment of debtor's possessions

Attorney's services & fees -
in compensation actions


Audatex -
Car value listing systems


Auto accident -
compensation action


Auto Body Repair in South Africa - Approved Workshop

Auto Dealers Value Scheme

Attorney's services and fees in compensation actions

Full Keyword List





Keywords Section - B



Bad tricks of those who want avoid to be held liable, hiding not engaging

Balance of probabilities - measure to proof a claim

Beyond repair - total loss or write off

Blood test to prove intoxication

Bodily harm to persons throughout traffic accidents

Bodily Injuries and RAF claims

Breach of traffic legislation and consequences

Breathalyser tests proving intoxication

Broken promises to settle damages

Bumper bashing - minor damages

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - C



Causation in a car accident

Calculating, assessing or appraising damages

Car accidents and its consequences

Car Hire after an accident

Car owner's possible liability for conduct of a driver

Case analyse offer - RAMLA advice

Case Law - Precedent

Causation of an accident - liability for the impact

CCTV footage of the accident

Certification of the repair value / Quantum

Change of argumentation from accepting to accusing liability

Circumstances of an accident

Civil compensation action for damage to law of delict

Claim against insured 3rd party

Claim Decline/ denial / repudiation / refutation

Claim Decline based on alleged breach of the rules of the road

Claim Decline based on violation of terms and conditions

Claim Defence Actions

Claim Disputes - Inflated or unreasonable claims

Claim Disputes about recovery actions an Insurer launches against 3rd party

Claim Investigator

Claiming compensation from 3rd parties

Claiming damage compensation from uninsured motorist

Claiming from an employed driver with a company vehicle

Collision of facts in claim actions

Commissioner of Oath

Compensation for car accident damage

Conflicting Statements leading to claim decline

Courts of Law in South Africa

Consequential Damage

Contact or identify the other party/parties

Contingency fee contract - no win no fee

Cooperation of other parties involved in car accidents

Contributable causation - Apportionment

Courts of Law in South Africa - small claims Court - magistrates - High Courts

Culpa / Culpability

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Keywords Section - D



Damage assessment driven by Insurance order

Damage Assessment - Independent

Damage to Property - what can be claimed

Damage value/Quantum - serious damages

Dealing with 3rd party claims

Dealing with Motor Insurance Companies

Declined Insurance claim

Default Judgement and Excecution

Defence against a recovery claim

Defence Plea against Summons

Deformation to vehicles as to high external power impact

Delictual accountability - Delictual Law - Law of Delict

Demand a party to pay for damages - LOD Letter of Demand

Depreciation of car value

Determination of liability for impact and relevant factors

Dismissed or denied 3rd party claims

Disposal of salvage or the car wreck

Dispute of facts

Dispute Resolution with the Insurance Company

Dispute with Insurance - internal resolution or review with the Ombudsman

Disputes in Insurance claims - Resolutions and Challenges

Dispute with 3rd party

Disputes on claim matters

Disputes resolution by taking legal support

Documentary Evidence

Documents to submit in a (insurance) 3rd party claim

Driver's details and contacts

Drivers licence, non-existing, expired, Learner of foreign licence - expiered licence

Drunk drivers causing accidents and the repercussions

Duration of a claim action

Duties or obligations in public traffic

Duty to mitigate in a claim to limit expenditure

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Keywords Section - E



Economic aspects in a car accident claim

Elementary duties of a motorist

Elements of Liability

Emergency in traffic situations

Emotions in pursuit of a claim

Employed car driver

Employer - Employee relationship and liability

Entertaining a claim by Insurer

Evidence, Facts, Merits

Examination of motor vehicle damage (properly)

Expert Examination / Assessment Expert Report

Expert Witness testimony

Eye Witness testimony

Excess of motor insurance policies - Acceptance Liability - offering pay Excess

Execution of warrants after a successful legal claim

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Keywords Section - F



Factual Evidence in a compensation action

Filling or facilitating a claim for compensation

Forensic investigations

Foreseeability of danger

Front and Rear Impact

Full Keyword List





Keywords Section - G



General issues in a traffic accident

Getting paid for car accident damages

Gross Negligence

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - H



Hearsay - no valid testimony

Hidden damages not detected and not included in Assessments

Hit and run accident scenario

How long will it take to be compensated

How to handle a compensation action

How to get a Police Accident Report and AR Number

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - I



Identification of participants in a traffic accident

Income loss created utilising the vehicle and loss after destruction

Inconsistent divergent party statements to what happened

Indemnification for the financial compensation

Independent Witness

Insurance excess deal

Inflated claims - damages fraudulently inflated

Insurance claims

Insurance claim declined/rejected

Insurance damage assessment

Insurance Investigations in car accident circumstances

Insurance measures to minimise pay out

Intoxication - requirements for a Claim decline

Intoxication - Telephoning / Texting etc.

Intoxication while driving a vehicle on the road

Investigation for the purpose to serve Summons to a perpetrator

Investigations by motor insurance companies to find out what happened

Investigations into the accident circumstances

Issuing a summons with the clerk of the court

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - J



Judgement after trial of the matter

Jurisdiction of South African courts

Jurisdiction of the Ombudsman (OSTI)

Jurisdiction of the Ombudsman (SAIA)

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - K



Knock for Knock agreement between Insurers

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - L



Late evening or night accidents

Law of Delict - Delictual Liability

Legal Practise Council - Law Society

Lawyer's services and costs

Legal Action in a court of law

Legal aspects and merits of a case

Letter of Demand (LOD)

Liability and Acceptance - offering paying Excess

Liability for the car accident and compensate damages

Liable Party

Litigation phase in a court action

Loss of income created utilising the vehicle

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - M



Magistrates Courts

Market Value of a motor vehicle

Master and Servant rules - vicarious liability

Material loss or damage

Maximum compensation for total loss

Merits and legal aspects of a compensation case

Motor vehicle damage Assessment

Motor vehicle damage Assessor

Motor vehicle owner's liabilities

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - N



National Traffic Act No 61 1996 at section 61

NATIS - National Traffic Information System

Negligence driving a motor car

Neuhaus v Bastion Insurance Company 1968 (1) SA 398 D AD - a case precedent

Not abiding to, or in breach with South African traffic regulation

Not insured against traffic accident damages

Not insured but need to claim from another

Not roadworthy vehicle in public traffic

No win no fee - Attorneys Contingency fee contract

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - O



Obligations in a claim for compensation

Offer to settle a compensation claim

Ombudsman's principles

Ombudsman's reviews

Ombudsman's contacts (OSTI)

Onus of proof a claim is on the Claimant

Opinion evidence in a case

Overcharge for towing

Owner's liability for another permitted driving a car

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - P



Particulars of a claim (POC)

Partly liability for causation - Apportionment

Parties don't engage for settlements/solutions

Passengers in a car as witness

Patrimonial losses - Damage

Pleading Stage in Court

Police Accident Report

Police duty at the scene of accident

Policy cancelled alleged violated the terms/conditions

Power of Attorney

Precedents in a compensation claim

Pre-Litigation phase

Preparation before taking to the road dealing with accidents

Prescription of a material claim

Process of Ombudsman case review

Pro Bono case pursuit by Attorneys

Proof of claim merits

Proof the Quantum/Value of a damage calculation

Pursuit of a claim / Procedure of a compensation claim

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - Q



Qualifications of Assessors to evaluate damage

Quantum of the claim

Quotations calculating the repair damage

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - R



RAF - Road Accident Fund - Bodily Injury claims

Reasonable and necessary repair costs

Reasonable driver or person reasonable man test

Reasonable precaution while driving

Rebuttal of unreasonable or inflated claims

Recklessness driving

Recovery Claim - Insurance paid client - Recuperation Action

Recovery Agent acting for Insurance

Reconstruction of Accident facts

Rear and Front Impact

Regular driver nominated in an Insurance Policy

Relinquish Salvage to a party

Reluctant party don't engage in a claim

Repair Quotations - damage calculation

Reporting an accident to Police

Retail value in calculations of market value

Retention of a stored vehicle on a scrap yard

Rights and Obligation in Traffic

Right of retention a vehicle - workshop or towing

Risks and Chances in a claim action - Basics to know

Risk profile of an insured motorist

Road Accident Fund (RAF)

Roundabout - Traffic Circle

Rules of the Road South Africa

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - S



Safe following distance

SASRIA - South African Insurance Association - Riot and Strike

SAIA - South African Insurance Association

Saflii

Salvage - the value of the scraped car

SAMBRA - SA Motor Body Repair Association

SAPS - the duty of police on the scene

Satisfactory Settlement

Scene of a car accident - what is relevant to capture

Scrap value or Salvage - an important factor in write off calculations

Securing of evidence

Service of a demand to the other party

Serving a summons to the demanded party

Settlement agreement ending a compensation claim

Shortfall or insufficient compensation

Shortfall of compensation based on damage assessing

Shortfall emanating from Apportioning

Shortfall in regard of market value, pre collision value, salvage or policy terms

Shortfall in settlement offer - Apportionment / Causation

Sketch of an accident scene

Skid marks - in reconstructive expert reports

Small claims court

SMD - or scrap buying companies

Speculative testimonies

Speeding - issues in a claim decline

Starting a compensation claim against an Insured

State of the vehicle before accident

Storage of a damaged vehicle on Tow yard

Strong case merits needs strong evidence

Subrogation in claim enforcements

Subsequent/consequential damages

Sudden emergency defence

Sued by another to pay

Suing a negligent motorist in court

Speed control unit

Surety to secure a settlement

Surveillance cameras - video footage

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - T



Telephoning - Texting while driving

Terms and conditions regarding an Insurance Policy

Test of a reasonable man or motorist would have acted

Third party Claim - Claim rejected

Third party claim action

Third party insurance cover

Third party insurance claim

Time frames a claim may take until a settlement offer

Total loss - car written off

Towing and Storage issues after accident

Tracking Device and Reports

Track and Trace a wrongdoer who gave false identification

Traffic Accident Reconstruction Expert

Trade value

Traffic Act 1996 sec 61

Traffic Circle - Roundabout

Tyre burst - immediate emergency

Types of disputes, declines or shortfalls in claims

Tyre conditions in an accident issue

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - U



Unbiased and fair Investigation in circumstances of accidents

Uneconomically to repair car accident damage

Unfair claim decline

Unforeseeable danger in traffic

Uninsured motor car driver cause accident

Unlawful driving - negligence or recklessness

Unlawful leaving the scene of the accident

Un-roadworthy motor vehicle driven in public traffic

Unrealistic or inflated claims against you

Unsatisfactory settlement offer

Unsettled Motor Insurance claim

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - V



Values in a compensation claim

Value of Salvage in terms of write off

Vehicle Damage Assessment

Vehicle not roadworthy vehicle in public traffic

Vehicle not economically to repair

Venter v Dicson 1965 (4) SA 22 (E)

Vicarious liability

Vicarious liability an employer has for the employed

Video camera footage CCTV

VIN - Vehicle Identification Number

Violation of Insurance terms and conditions

Violation of traffic regulations or duties

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - W



Warning signs during claim evaluation

Weather conditions influence duty to drive

What to do just after the accident happened

When best claiming from own comprehensive cover or 3rd party

Witnesses Testimony in car accident issues

Writ/Warrant of execution

Written of - car status after destruction

Wrongdoer is liable for compensation

Wrongful conduct of a driver

Full Keyword List



Keywords Section - X Y Z



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Caught up in a car accident in South Africa, may force a party to claim damages from the wrongdoer,

or may lead to the need to defend against inflated or unrealistic claims.



Car accident lawyers and professional claim managers, enforcing traffic collision damages.

Caught up in a traffic collision were motor cars/vehicles been involved, most of the time material damage or damage to property such as cars or other amenities, will come along with the impact.

RAMLA do concentrate on material or financial damage compensation claims, to get another paid from the wrongdoer and liable party, in an accident scenario.

Such claim can be one directly against a wrongdoer in person, or dealing with representatives such as Lawyers or Motor Insurance Company claim deciders.

Any claim needs to be funded on evidence and factual arguments supported by proof.

It is often easier said as done, as proof comes in almost all cases from the circumstances of the accident and evidence need attention right at the scene of impact.

The bad thing however is, if it is missed and not thoroughly attended to, gathering and secure all facts possible, it is almost impossible to get such evidence time after the accident anymore.

It may happen that potential witnesses drive or go away, debris be cleared, faulty traffic lights be repaired, or CCTV footage deleted.

Pictures from the scene of the accident, document vehicle positions - damages etc., can only be taken, if and when cars are still be in place, which - once available - will have significant value in proofing and reconstruct the impact or scenario.







As much important evidence is in itself, it is evenly relevant to know how to use it.

The ultimate goal is to be compensated for losses.

This is what is needed to be knowledgably and competently addressed and achieved.

Once a claim is addressed, formulated and documented, still the reaction of other parties needs to be waited for and to be seen.

It is to no certainty that reporting a fair claim which is well documented, must lead the other party agree and accept and certainly pay the damages claimed.

Disputes can arise about the way all unfolded, the question of liability can be seen from different points of view, damage value or Quantum be under dispute and many more aspects of disputes can be raised, too much to get to in this column.





Unfortunately it can be another weak point, as many people only looking for some advice only a while or even after a longer period of time, past the actual accident, and visit Web Pages such as this one you browse now - too late, and in the meantime doing all they can to address a compensation action.

Many try to act on what may be at hand and they find and regard themselves to be fit for it.

This may work for a number of cases, as matters are clear and facts at hand are strong in its evidential role and the opponent or defendant do not argue unfair.

However it would be too optimistic to believe it is the normality. It is not, as it is almost the opposite, as many cases end up unsatisfactory.





Results or settlement offers may be incorrect in adjustment of liability, often named as contribution to the accident, by not adhere to all the duties, citing perhaps unreasonable precedents and/or allege and apply apportionment.

That may lead to significant losses, shortfalls or complete denial/repudiation of a claim.

Not any layman may be qualified to see through all of that and know if what one faces will be fair and correct.

We do believe it is worth taking time and effort to check on any doubt, before accepting.



Sometimes even bodily injuries - inflicting to human beings harm and pain - occur.

Even bodily injuries do have in some way a financial component and a victim need to be compensated in order to cope with recovery and subsequent costs etc.

However we the author of this Web Platform - RAMLA - we do not deal with bodily injuries claims.

Many specialised lawyers offer its services to solve matters, but the South African Government recommend a victim to first check and find out if one can claim without any specialist, in order not to spend a large portion of compensation on Lawyers fees.

We are specialised expert's in all respects to motor car accident damage compensation

claiming damages, defending against unreasonable or inflated claims, working in Motor Insurance disputes, in those subjects over a long period of years, attending thousands of requests analysing, supporting and pursue material car accident claims, effective and economical.

Such excellent service can be to your service Nationwide, in South Africa.

Road Accident Management & Legal Action (RAMLA) can professionally represent clients, taking care of their interests, which can be the solution you may look for.

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



However, not each and every car accident compensation claim will be fair, correct and reasonable or may perhaps be inflated.



Proper defence against such unreasonable vehicle accident compensation claims or actions, will be crucial

Defending against inflated claims isn't as challenging as perhaps thought.

Utilising the right knowledge and decisive defence action, most unreasonable demands can be solved or stopped entirely.



 
                        

RAMLA offers You:

Free initial claim evaluation


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Free case analysis

RAMLA offers a first free analyse into the details of a particular motor car accident, in order advising what will be your position, your aspects and the recommended way forward.

After checking the brief information - we like you to supply us with via email,- in order to determine the situation, especially the question of causation, liability and subsequent responsibility for compensation under South African traffic legislation and circumstances.



In cases of a motor insurance disputes, we look onto the merits and the reasons leading to the dispute, in order to advise.

What is needed to do so and best submitted via email to ramla@ramla.co.za will be:



1. Brief information what had happened, the road situation, arguments others may utilise, your position/point of view of the matter, you look for initial advice.

2. A reference to damages and values are appreciated or one or two pictures of the damage may be submitted, so we can check about the rough damage value.

3. Probably a sketch of the scene of the accident, showing all the vehicles involved in positions - before - at impact - after impact (still stand) and further display important road marks, traffic signs, robots etc.

Kindly make sure you give us your initial briefing in your own words and don't just forward a full set of dispute information to be scrutinised, as this isn't part of the free advice offer.

Please further make sure your attaches do have a reasonable size, especially pictures, as some devices today take exorbitant and absolutely unnecessary high resolution pitures.



Contact RAMLA by following this email link   Contact      and secure a swift and free first advice, returned to you by email.



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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.


 
                        

RAMLA offers You:

Free initial claim evaluation


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Free case analysis

RAMLA offers a first free analyse into the details of a particular motor car accident, in order advising what will be your position, your aspects and the recommended way forward.

After checking the brief information - we like you to supply us with via email,- in order to determine the situation, especially the question of causation, liability and subsequent responsibility for compensation under South African traffic legislation and circumstances.



In cases of a motor insurance disputes, we look onto the merits and the reasons leading to the dispute, in order to advise.

What is needed to do so and best submitted via email to ramla@ramla.co.za will be:



1. Brief information what had happened, the road situation, arguments others may utilise, your position/point of view of the matter, you look for initial advice.

2. A reference to damages and values are appreciated or one or two pictures of the damage may be submitted, so we can check about the rough damage value.

3. Probably a sketch of the scene of the accident, showing all the vehicles involved in positions - before - at impact - after impact (still stand) and further display important road marks, traffic signs, robots etc.

Kindly make sure you give us your initial briefing in your own words and don't just forward a full set of dispute information to be scrutinised, as this isn't part of the free advice offer.

Please further make sure your attaches do have a reasonable size, especially pictures, as some devices today take exorbitant and absolutely unnecessary high resolution pitures.



Contact RAMLA by following this email link   Contact      and secure a swift and free first advice, returned to you by email.



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

This is how RAMLA will work and interact with you, to claim for your motor vehicle accident damages, nationwide in South Africa.

RAMLA offers nationwide motor car accident claim service, but don't maintain costly offices all over the country. RAMLA choose the way of modern technology communication working from a central place and making use of service partners in the area in question of your problem, i.e. correspondent attorneys, motor car damage assessors or others as workshops etc.

That means you will in all regularity do not have costly and time consuming face to face meetings, meaning you don't need to make appointments and drive all the way to the offices, instead you correspond with RAMLA best via e-mail.

Certainly you can contact your RAMLA claim manger telephonically if you need to discuss something not suitable to do by e-mail or even a SKYPE online TV session can be arranged if needed.

All this is designed to give our claim management the time and the freedom to do the best in support of your case and not be available at all times on the phone, for things that can be done by e-mail to be attended asap and further to enable RAMLA to give you quality support to very favourable economic terms.

RAMLA (Road Accident Management and Legal Action) is your South African specialist in handling and enforcing your material car accident damage claim.

You can contact RAMLA 24/7 and receive a feedback soon, but not later as 24 hours, except but not necessarily on specific public holidays.


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RAMLA will work and interact with you, to claim compensation for your motor vehicle accident damages, nationwide in South Africa and will give you free advice where you stand in your claim, just read how best to do.

Anyone can make use of the RAMLA motor car accident damage claim service if involved in a motor vehicle crash on South African roads.

But you must not being the liable party for the cause of the road traffic crash, as it is the RAMLA politics to stand for fair and full compensation for all.

If you are indeed the liable party you can make use of the RAMLA service, if you expect to be overcharged throughout inflated repair claims, or blamed for liabilities you are obviously not responsible for. We will gladly assist you to rebut and rectify such incorrect claims against you.

But if you want support to be paid your fair motor accident damages from the liable party or the motor insurance behind the perpetrator, you are right at RAMLA.



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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?

RAMLA will be the solution,

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

in all sectors of vehicle accident damage compensation problems.

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Intoxication and implications while driving a motor vehicle on South African (RSA) roads and possible denials for compensation without proper factual evidence, such as breathalyser or blood tests



Drunk or intoxicated vehicle driver, in public traffic and the possible consequences



Driving under the influence of Alcohol or other Intoxication sources aren't appreciated and indeed come with danger, for own and others harm and hamper the ability to drive.

Not all allegation of driving under the influence are always correct and just too often insured drivers are wrongly accused driven under the influence, without factual evidence, but the insurance cover denied

However driving under any influences isn't as amicable, if indeed true.

Only proven drunk driving can have consequences or more particularly be a reason for declining valid motor insurance cover. A proper decline for drunk driving will need hard evidence to be a valid decline reason.

In all regularity, if a motor accident occur under the influence of alcohol or other intoxication, and there will be hard evidence, such as Police or Medics undertake legal testing from persons be deemed intoxicated of which the results are positive, such driver will be arrested and later be charged under criminal law in court.

Should the court find the evidence sufficient and positive, a judgement will follow, which can serve a civil case for compensation, as proof of negligence.

In the absence of such results, the proof of intoxication will be difficult and no criminal charges will be given and therefore there will be no consequences following the allegation of drunk driving.

As we experience in many cases, motor insurance companies, or even private persons, rely on allegations from other persons, Para Medics, witness or Investigative interviews and late night car accident times, to listen to those bystander opinion and allege intoxication of driving under the influence of alcohol, to take such as a basis to decline a claim.

That isn't proper and not acceptable and need strong defensive actions.

However a car driver who is indeed tested positively for intoxication, whatever kind, will find him/her in trouble relying on any insurance cover, which will certainly be declined, based on breach the law and of contract by violation of terms.

Such proven intoxicated driver will face paying any damages caused by the car accident under intoxication, out of own funds.



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Intoxication while driving a vehicle on South African Roads



Drunk or intoxicated vehicle driver, in public traffic

Liabilities in compensation actions as to drunk driving

What must be proven to accuse driving intoxicated

Testing for Alcohol by Breathalyser, the requirements



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A vehicle driver, take part in public traffic, but drunk or intoxicated, involved in a car accident

As all vehicle drivers do know, driving under any forbidden influences is violating the law, which may or will have consequences in terms of liability, if an accident occur and damages caused.

We don't want elaborating as much on those liabilities that comes when caught up driving under the influence of substances. It is common knowledge that it isn't permissible and not just a "cavaliers" delict.

Severe consequences as arrest, trial and punishment will automatically take place once found guilty to have been driving intoxicated over the allowed level, causing and accident or even just caught up in a police control action.

The legal level of alcohol concentration in a person's blood is about 0.5/000. The question if and when such level will be reached, depend on time consuming the alcohol and the body condition of the particular person, but it is reached far earlier as one may be thinking. Just two beers may be good enough to fall through.

A person in the range of the legal level won't feel intoxicated at all, and that is why such level is accepted for legal driving.

Another possibility of being intoxicated unaware of, can be caused by medicine. But we concentrate on the far outmost issue, alcohol above the legal level.

The procedure of been alleged of drunk driving often starts, if some smell of alcohol is detected, or typical signs of intoxicating noted.

It may be a paramedic helping a lightly insured may smell alcohol, but even sometimes bystanders are making allegations in that regard. It must be noted, that such allegations aren't credible and that reliable intoxication levels can only be detected and shown by appropriate testing.

Appropriate testing levels/methods are the breathalyser test, a method where the tested person breath is pressed into a breathalyser device that thereafter shows results. However such result isn't good enough, if the level shown just be near over the legal limit, as those devices aren't as accurate as blood tests.

A blood test concluding results are reliable and will reveal not only alcohol but even other intoxication and the level within the blood concentration.

Only a proper performed blood test, done by relevant laboratories is reliable proof and wherever such results are positive, there is little or nothing that can excuse a so tested person and thereafter the law will take its course.

Being tested positively will not only have criminal offence character, it will even have implication to civil liabilities, if damages are caused, due to intoxication. Any drunk driving will be an offence and clear evidence of negligence or even recklessness, and will lapse all valid insurance covers.

A negligent vehicle driver will therefore be held liable for all damages to all parties and commonly face paying any such damages out of own funds.

However it must be noted, that only proven intoxication, by methods mentioned, will be proof of negligence. No negligence or proof of intoxication can be derived by any other methods and any allegations from bystanders or other involved persons testify, cannot stand a challenge.

Even bottles or cans containing alcoholic substances, found in a particular car, aren't proof. However it will certainly be an indicator that should trigger the tests.

Given a party in a car accident suspect another of intoxication, should insist that proper testing will be done, not risking to be left alone, once the time period lapsed where intoxication can be proven.

A party trying avoiding such testing, applying to the goodwill of another or even promise to pay for all damages, should not be trusted, as long not a full written confession is made, signed and best backed up by a witness signing up.

It is not uncommon, that a good willing person try to help the wrongdoer, will face a change of mind and promises made are not honoured at all, or even be confronted with lies and fabricated stories in a later stage. There is nothing to proof intoxication in an appropriate manner, once missed out to do so to the right time.

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Motor Car Accident, in South Africa?
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 a short circle of time.


For best results contact us by email initially, give us an idea of the incident, attach one or two pictures 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 repudiation letter, of give us the reason for the rejection and name the Insurance Company.

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

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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 explaining 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 once you got our feedback.

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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, however take the chance to get initial free advice.


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 a specialised legal expert in material car accident damage claims,

filing, demanding, enforcing compensation actions, supporting disputes in dispute resolution actions, with Motor Insurance Companies, or its Agents, work in Ombudsman's (OSTI) 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.

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RAMLA offers full legal support to solve a car accident compensation claim, starting with a comprehensive claim preparation and subsequent legal action to enforce fair compensation or defend against inflated or unrealistic recovery actions, all the way up to a court case, if no solution can be found in pre-litigation.



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Liabilities in car accident compensation actions as to drunk driving

A person been tested positively for drunk driving or intoxication will be liable for all damages related to a car accident under the influence or intoxication.

The positive tested vehicle driver in public traffic will be per see negligent. The law of delict, applicable in South Africa to deal with damages caused by another, without other legal affiliation, stipulate that a driver been found negligent, will be liable damages caused to others.

There will be little escape from paying damages, if drunk driving is proven. Any defence will fail.

In case of proven drunk driving, of which proof isn't granted just, if the person suspected intoxicated been arrested. A proper blood test will be needed to proof, which is sometimes missed out to do so properly in South Africa, even if a person had been arrested, following a traffic collision.

It will be of good care safeguarding own interest, that the party harmed insist a blood test must be performed and documented, not to risk been cheated after release of the suspected intoxicated driver from arrest.

Proven drunk driving will have implications to indemnification by insurance cover, as drunk driving is a breach of terms & conditions of the insurance contract. As soon as an Insurer will be aware that the insured be intoxicated, any cover will be revoked and perhaps the policy cancelled.

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That means, a party claiming for compensation, hoping the other parties Insurance will cover the damages, may be disappointed to hear the cover is revoked.

The perpetrator must then be held liable in his/her own capacity directly and the challenge will be, if the liable driver does have sufficient financial means to cover the damages caused, out of own pockets.

Should the liable driver, don't accept the claim, by whatever reason, a full compensation action needs to be launched.

However, should there be proof of intoxication; it will help a lot as the merits in the matter will be established by relying on any such proof.

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What needs to be proven in order to accuse intoxicated driving

As mentioned above, only a proper performed blood test will be proof of negligence. Any other allegations, made by unqualified persons, may be an indication, but by far no proof. Often motor insurance companies launch "Investigations" with questionable resources and claims be declined on unsubstantial proof.

There are certainly other indicators of intoxication, such as smell for alcohol, uncontrolled personal behaviour, speech irritation and certainly breathalyser tests.

However all those indicators aren't valid legal proofs. The breathalyser test comes second to a blood test, but still not always accepted in our courts for a proper proof, if attacked.

Breathalyser devices must be operated by trained and authorised persons, applied correctly and only then there will be some sort of proof, i.e. should the breathalyser test show very high intoxication rates, as high that any failure tolerances will not be essential to even come near the legal limit, if indeed be inaccurate.

Any other methods of sustaining proof of intoxication must be denied legality.



Testing for Alcohol by Breathalyser, what are the requirements

The breathalyser device must be up to standard and properly maintained, operated by a trained and authorised person in the applicable manner.

1. The device must be free of any technical problems.

2. The person doing the testing, must be authorised and trained

3. It must be tested in the appropriate manner

4. The results must be documented

5. The person tested must cooperate and breathing as requested

6. Breathalyser do have known and accepted failure tolerances

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All such requirements are to be met, to have a valid indication.

A person asked for a breathalyser test, may deny doing the test, but must accept a subsequent ordered blood test, prescribed in South African legislation.



Testing for Intoxication by Blood Test for any substances

A blood test to find any forbidden substances within the blood, when driving a vehicle in public traffic, is the proper way proving intoxication, regardless of alcohol, drugs or medicine.

The blood extraction must be done in a safe and proper medical manner, performed by a trained and authorised person, most commonly a medical doctor.

Normally the test will be done within the police station where the testing medical personal will be called in.

A person subject to blood testing, if some suspicion will be reasonably be that intoxication will be possible, cannot deny the test. Such person accused or suspected to be intoxicated must comply, and can be forced to do so.

The blood extracted must then be labelled, who is the tested person, when the test be done, who did the testing and where the test be done.

That labelled sample will then be send to a medical laboratory for analysing. The laboratory will do the test and provide the analyses in a report, which further serves as evidence.

In today's South Africa, test results still take a time to be provided.

Positive testing, meaning the existence of forbidden substances and its concentration to blood ratio, will be found in the report, and therefore taken as factual evidence.

The blood test needs to be done in a certain space of time from intoxicating, as the human body absorbs intoxication over time. However the rate of absorption and the corresponding time is slow. The professional laboratory will be able to count back the ratio of intoxication, from time of examination and testing, and so determine the level of intoxication to the time of testing or impact.

Should a blood test be done too late, even this sophisticated method of testing may come to incorrect results, but that is only applicable in very few occurrences and can only be utilised as a measure of defence, if there will be proof the test been performed too late.



Allegations of Intoxication without any testing

In short - allegation of intoxication without proper testing - is regularly null and void and not suitable proof.

Such allegations cannot stand a chance of challenge, even if testified by witnesses to have observed drunken behaviour.

Other circumstantial evidence, such as buying liquor or alcohol, just prior and impact, is no practical proof.

Even testimony, that a person observed another to consume alcohol is not factual, as that person does not have the capacity to elaborate the ratio of intoxication.

However if there will be an eye witness testify to have personally seen the person alleged be drinking excessive within a stipulated period of time and specify the drinks, may be recognised as credible and such testimony may lead to a conviction, without blood test, if the quantification and time correlating will leave no doubt, that such consumption must lead the person be over the legal level, no more fit for any taking part in public traffic.

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Persons accused by circumstantial evidence and certain not have been intoxicated to the legal level, should cross investigate the credibility of those testimonies utilised to try proving intoxication.

A person not intoxicated, such as a chosen driver for the night, where other passengers did take the opportunity to drink but don't drive, should get proper testimony from those passengers to support his/her position and rebut allegations.




How defending not proven allegations been under the influence, to avoid detrimental results

As mentioned, almost all attempts to prove intoxication, that aren't based on a proper blood analysing test and report, should fail to prove, if challenged the right way.

However a substantial defence isn't as easy neither to do nor to explain. As in all cases of dispute, the different approaches and arguments must be challenged.

A number of factors, as mentioned above, may be relevant and need to be addressed properly, in order rebutting unsubstantial allegations.

The typical case will be, an insured claim against his/her comprehensive insurance cover and get under investigations, that by far too often, end in a claim decline, based on non factual evidence.

Motor Insurance companies suspect intoxication as causation for car accidents easily, but especially if circumstances are alerting. Such circumstances can be:

1. Accident times within the night period

2. Heavy impacts, which may be not occur regularly, in the particular parts of the road, if driving would have been cautious.

3. Interviews undertaken along the road the car been driven and locations such as pubs visited and personal questioned.

4. Checking bank statements, credit card accounts and cell phone locations, in order to find places where liquors may be sold, or pubs, restaurants visited for questioning and checking for purchase, as to ask the shop management for copies of purchases, according to the bank statements etc

It can often be enough that one bought a six-pack beer, not even drinking it, in order to assume intoxication and unfair claim denial.

As for the above samples, the most common allegation of not proven drunk driving, but not least, it is obvious that there isn't a simple answer or advice for solving those unfair declines. Depending on damages and circumstances, it may well be worth appointing a knowledgeable expert in traffic damage compensation matters, or even appoint a non specialised local attorney to get involved for a solution.



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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 for 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 and solve unfair declines or incorrect apportionment of damages, oppose a wrong assessed Quantum, or take a matter on review with the Ombudsman (OSTI), to get a matter of comprehensive insurance dispute reviewed.

Sometimes, if a matter cannot be resolved in a full attempt, and the case need to be heard in a court of law, should all fail to find a solution in pre-litigation, the escalation to a court of law is inevitable, we will suppot the action.

RAMLA can get you through the trouble, get reluctant parties moving serving Summons, 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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RAMLA - is an experienced legal expert in most MVA - Motor Vehicle Accident - issues.

We act professionally and decisive for the - Demand of damage Compensation - Dispute Resolution - Defence against inflated or unreasonable claims, as well as for damage recovery caused by bad workmanship after car repairs.

With more than ten years of professional experience, well educated stuff, knowing the subject of car accident issues and solutions, we have advised many, many inquirers in the first steps to take for a solution,

- free of charge - ,

and over the years, served a high number of clients to solve differences with parties, addressed compensation actions, acted against unfair Motor Insurance declines or short falling settlement offers, pursuit reviews with the Industries Ombudsman and filed law suits and defences.

RAMLA do know very well, that all cases are individual and need particular attention to the details, as only a well structured and factual claim can have chances to success. With us, you can feel save.

If you valued visitor of the RAMLA web information platform, do have any such problems listed above, you may well be good advised to contact us and brief us - best by email - with what had happened and may be your problem.

Our initial reply and advice will be free of any charges or obligations,

but an active pursuit of a claim or defence will come with some smaller fees.





















 

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 or the Insurer, the other party repudiate, apportioning damage liability leading to a short falling compensation offer, or any other claim decline, such as to violation of Insurance terms and conditions. All need experienced attention.

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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Motor Insurance Disputes



An insurance claim, either as a third party or comprehensive claim can come with a number of challenges.

Having the knowledge and experience, is a prerequisite to stand through against sometimes very strange arguments or decisions utilised by South African Motor Insurance Companies or its Brokers.





 

Ombudsman for short term Insurance (OSTI)



The Ombudsman for short term insurance disputes (OSTI) reviews matters that emanates from Insurance policy differences or disputes.

That means only contractual issues can be given for review and no 3rd party claims issues can be addressed to the Ombudsman.

Many people believe in objectivity and sympathies the Ombudsman may have to issues, believed to have been made unfairly by any Insurance decider.

It must however not always be expected that OSTI is in favour of Insurance clients to protect their rights.

Too often the decisions taken by the Ombudsman's office are backing the Insurance decision, particularly so as the evidence provided hasn't rebutted the Insurers argument, due to lack of knowledge.

The often one-sided information provided by the Insurer, even without verification, is taken for the decision, if a client in need for help doesn't know how to repudiate false or weak allegations and the matter will most probably be lost and the Insurer rests relaxed.

The Institution of the OSTI office is financed by the Insurance Industry.




 

A reluctant party try to hide and not engage?

Don't allow a party to act in such manner. A liable driver must take responsibility, but it can be a challenge if you have been too patient or trustful of promises and the other do know how to make you struggle.

It must be noted that a claim is easier declined than proven, and factual proof is what is meant the claimant has the onus of proof.





 

Companies don't engaging into claims they are vicariously liable for its employees

Companies are in some circumstances responsible and vicariously liable for employee's action and damages, if in charge for the business.

Despite most such companies may maintain a valid insurance cover, not many are open to an amicable solution and reluctant to support a claim.

The problem may just be that those who employ personal which need take part in public traffic in order to do the job get too much involved in car accidents throughout the employee's mistakes and don't like seeing the insurance cover in danger or face higher risk premiums.

There are commonly more difficulties to get matters processed as if claiming against a private person.

Our advice, get support as soon you feel something may not go as expected.





 

Alcohol or drugs a driver has abused but driving a car under the influence and causing the accident

Alcohol or Drugs shouldn't be consumed when on the road, for good reasons, and prohibited by law.

Once alcohol or drugs are suspected or proven, any insurance cover will lapse and no compensation can be expected covered by any Insurance.

However, the misuse of drugs and or alcohol must be proven in a professional manner.

It will not be acceptable, if an Insurer or another party just allege the other being intoxicated.

No witness or any observer can detect any or the degree of intoxication, even if they are medics, without scientific analyses, there is no proof.

Breathalyser and professional medical laboratory tests must show if any intoxication and to what degree, to get a claim declined or even to make one against another.






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