Motor vehicle accident damage claim enforcement
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Car accident damage claim enforcement

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Insurance claim declines or dismissal

Defence 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

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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.





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



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

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.



Motor car accident damage claim service, in South Africa
First of all we have to definite what we have to understand will be full and fair motor accident damage compensation. But even before doing so, we have to clarify that the South African System of motor car accident compensation, is split off into the sector of bodily injuries, which is dealt with very different to that of material damage compensation. The web pages you are browsing currently only focus on the material and civil claim for you to receive the full and fair traffic accident damage compensation occurred to your vehicle.

The South African law say: You should be materially compensated so that you will be able to have your damaged auto repaired to the state it was in, before the traffic collision impact. That means either you cannot expect a new car (some exemptions excluded here i.e. if your motor vehicle is very much new, so saying not older than a year since being on the road the first time) if your one is fairly used and the marks of wear and tear are visibly impacting you auto value.

But even an older motor car must be repaired to manufacturer's standards to maintain the roadworthy status of the then repaired vehicle.

So to say it in short, get it back on track, but do not try to make a fortune out of it, as that can easily backfire on you. But this does not mean you have to agree to too many compromises in terms of your motor car repairs. To have your damaged car back into the state it had been before, you need to prepare a solid base of value analysis for your compensation, either by a qualified repair quotation or by a professional damage assessment.





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But nothing is always stringent and you cannot take one argument alone to find the correct compensation basis. There may even be differences in what you might have to accept as motor car accident repair compensation, in either a third party claim or a claim you direct to your own comprehensive motor insurance policy.

A claim launched with you motor insurance company will have to look on what you have covered under your policy and probably have some contributions to accept, due to the content of your policy.

A 3rd party claim, directed to the perpetrator however must give you full compensation and no clauses, as insurance excess or other limitations in your insurance policy apply.

In most cases, you should have some professional support. If you want to get the matter sorted out quickly, possibly with less costs as possible, and being compensated for your car accident damage fairly, you should consider and let a car accident damage claims specialist such as RAMLA, or your local attorney working for you.


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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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South African Police Accident Report - Track and Trace motorists given false or incomplete data.



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Once a motor accident happened in public traffic, and persons are harmed or injured, the police must be called to the scene.

It will however be advisable calling the police to report the accident in any case, but at least if any damages to participants, property or motor vehicle happened.

A South African motorist is compelled by the traffic legislation, reporting a motor accident within 24 hours to police.

But one should always be aware, that the purpose of the police accident report is foremost to determination ifoffences against the law had happen.

This subsequently mean, the police report does not focus on any kind of supporting information, which can help claiming for the compensation of damages, caused in the traffic accident, despite certainly some of those data is available, but not sufficient building a case or even a strong one.

The report will state the participant's details, but they are mostly not verified in terms of contact and residential details, if true and correct. It states roughly the details of persons driving or injured, and sometimes those of witnesses' etc., conditions of the road, weather and other technicalities.

The Police Accident report consists out of 4 pages and sometimes today do have attaches, about details of the matter as well as statements of parties. The most important one, in terms of civil actions, will be page 2, as it will/can contain a sketch and a description of what happened, useful in a later stage, where it will be necessary claiming for damage compensation.

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It's important that the police officer in charge files the section unbiased, reflecting both or all parties point of view, unless the police officer is an eye witness.

It can certainly be the case, that the car drivers involved, in the road accident, will, or may have different opinions about the way all unfolded. It's important having those divergent points of view stated, so that parties have a burden before to overcome, before changing strategy, as to what may have been admitted at the scene, but will no longer be accepted.

The police accident report should be regarded as a (incomplete) data pool and not suitable to point out on any liability. A police officer or other motorists are not qualified making any conclusions in terms of liability at all.

It will not be wise, just leaving the scene of the accident, once the police is called, but late. Often seen is that the parties in fulfiling the duty reporting, are separately going to a police station and file a report, without the other motorists or parties being with them.

Such report is not of good evidence, as it's a one sided statement, without any verification. If the motorists involved in the auto collision, decide not to wait for the police taking down the report and the circumstances and reveal personal data, all the parties should at least go together to the next police station, directly after the impact, and report and sign the report.

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Police Accident Report (AR), participants and circumstances

Track and trace data of participants

What the law says . . . police don't investigate

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Make sure that all details in the police accident report   will be true and complete, but don't expect too much and do not believe the police accident report will be the foundation of your proof






Police Accident Report (AR), documenting the participants and circumstances that form part of your car accident

A police report is more accurately called an Accident Report (AR) and will be identified by a report number / case no. The accident report contains several sections, among other information, details of participants and a section for a sketch and a short verbal report of the circumstances.

At the scene of the accident, it will be the easiest chance to verify the participant's details, involved in the car accident at all, making use of the power of police questions. It is not uncommon, that "more experienced accidently driving motorists" do know how to circumvent giving true and reliable details and contacts, hampering the efforts of an innocent victim to launch a claim at all, let alone have it accepted and paid.

A lie or more politely said an omission, to the "right time", being undetected can help the liable to escape your investigation and in a subsequent claim, giving the claiming party a hard time to contact the liable at all, demanding for the motor car accident damage they may be liable for.

Checking out the true and complete information is the option at the scene, utilising the police power to interrogate and verify.

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The identification of the report regarding to your motor car crash, will be the Ref. Number of the report. The reports reference number, will be issued by the local police station in charge, only after the report had been physically handed in to the police station and not being available at once at the scene of the car accident.

The file (Police Accident Report) will be archived at a provincial or local database and it is retrievable there, most probably by paying a smaller upfront admin fee for the service.

In any case you should obtain a copy of the report, for your car accident documentation, as soon as possible. Ask at the police station in charge about the process one needs to follow.

The accident report entails a standard listing of circumstances and participants involved in a car collision.

The police officers in charge will just do what is his/her duty, only getting the details that the report requires.

It will be best to double check what have been noted in the report and make sure that the details given to the police officers, by any participants, are correct and valid. A false address or telephone number will not help you along the way enforcing your car accident compensation claim.

Further attention should be given to what effectively been written down, as some police officers tend to own interpretation and the text taking down, don't necessarily need to reflect correctly what was meant happened or just stated in a way that does allow misinterpretation.

Make sure all is readable. RAMLA's advice to all people involved in an accident, is to make their own notes, parallel to the Accident Report and take photographs where ever possible

Please note that a police officer is trained to what his/her job is about. Their job isn't to determine liability or make remarks to the severity of damages. They are neither an expert to the former nor to the latter and not entitled or qualified to comment or state anything in the above regard.

Listening to such statements can bring a person to wrong perceptions, which may lead to incorrect handling of the matter.



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Make sure that all details in the police accident report   will be true and complete, but don't expect too much and do not believe the police motor car accident report will be the foundation of your proof




Track and trace data of participants in the traffic accident, unlawful withhold to you or gave you even false data!

Missing out gathering required data at the scene of the accident, you may face the challenge to track and find the liable party, so that you can serve your claim.

According to the South African law, it is the obligation of all participants in a traffic accident on South Africa's roads, disclosing identity and other relevant details as contacts and residence, you are entitled to know protecting your rights.

In the attempt gathering missed data or verify wrong or lacking information, given by anyone involved in a car accident, who is obliged by law to give full and correct address and contact details, unfortunately not even the police will necessarily be your best friend, helping you to find out what you need.

The police should support you, even if they sometimes like arguing, that's not its business, as your damage claim is of civil nature and therefore the police cannot do anything, you can argue that it is an offence not disclosing or give false data and insist getting support from police.

Police must assist, in tracing according to the legal terms the South African law that states, in the act NO. 93 of 1996: National Traffic Act, 1996 at section 61. (1), we like to bring to your attention.

However the police must have some sort of orientation points or chances of investigation. In a "hit and run" case, where not even the type of the vehicle, colour and a part of the vehicle registration Number has been taken, the police is near to powerless to find the culprit, even if they like to support.

If it comes to hit and run cases, the only chance will be finding witnesses out of bystanders or within the neighbourhood, or CCTV footage, if available - check the area around the accident, robot poles, neighbourhood security installations etc. - or any other kind of identification measures, having a chance of identifying the culprit.

Some very clever motorist install own video observation systems to their vehicle, giving the advantage of having some sort of factual proof, if captured properly. We do recommend installing such surveillance devices as the benefits can easily outweigh smaller costs of installation.

Hit and run, in itself, is an offence and subject to investigation and conviction, let alone liability for the causation of the impact and responsibility to pay for damages.




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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.

Your are very welcome to utilise such valuable absolutely free initial 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 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.

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, 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.

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.


Contact us now and let us know how we can help you?


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Extract of NO. 93 of 1996: National Traffic Act, 1996 at section 61. (1) - Source Government of South Africa



The driver of a vehicle on public road at the time when such vehicle is involved in or contribute to any accident in which another person is killed or injured or suffers damage in respect of any property or animal shall

a. Immediately stop the vehicle

b. Ascertain the nature and extend of any injury sustained by any person

c. If a person is injured, render such assistance to the injured person as he or she may be capable off rendering

d. Ascertain the nature and extent of any damage sustained

e. If required to do so by any person having reasonable grounds for so requiring , give his or her name and address of the owner of the vehicle driven by him or her, in the case of a motor vehicle the registration or similar thereof

f. If he she has not already furnished the information referred to in paragraph (e) to a traffic officer at the scene of the accident, and unless he or she is incapable of doing so by reason of injuries sustained by him or her in the accident , as soon as reasonable practicable , and in any case within hours after the occurrence of such accident, report the accident to any police officer at the police station or at any office set aside by a competent authority for use by a traffic officer , and there produce his or her driving licence and furnish his or her identity number and such information as referred to in paragraph (e)

End quoting the law



Having read the above extract of the South African law, which clearly describes what a participant has to do when involved in a traffic accident, RAMLA obviously concluded that it is a breach and violation of the law, if a participant in such auto collision withholds his/her identity and address details or give false information, even if only minor property damage had occurred.

In that light, the South African police is obliged and should be forced to investigate in such matter, if they are not prepared to do so, right away, and do not advice a South African citizen to look for private ways of investigation, to find out about other persons details, as stipulated by the law.



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Towing and Storage cost can lead to financial risks up to loss of the car for just storing the damaged car at open grass yard

Towing and Storage of a damaged vehicle, right after the accident, can become more than just a headache, as costs may explode and the towing guy's prepared to give a fight.

It isn't for a small reason, that many vehicles are equipped with a "don't tow" sticker. The motor insurer will not be trapped, as some other trusting motorist may, all too often and hit all too hard, still facing the struggle of compensation.

The towing industry in South Africa is widely seen as a controversial one, looking to make best profits out of a very simple business.

What they learned is how to handle people, in desperation just after a car accident. The do offer a peace of mind, telling those in danger, targeted to be "robbed" by those calming them down, they must not be worried as the insurance will take care of all and they don't need to fear anyting.

How can they know that? Do they really know more, as the insurance admin himself? Isn't there always a risk the insurance service assured, won't kick in at all?

Certainly, this risk is very immanent and cannot be left without a very critical and timely attention, if a vehicle is towed to a yard that charges storage fees.

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The first and important step, before you should allow towing the not drivable car to their yard, if there isn't any other option, find out about all the costs applicable.

A panel beaters or repair workshops place is much preferable as the towing yard, if there isn't a place of safety that won't charge for storage once there, which is the absolute best to do.

Your own home is the preferred place getting the car to. If there is no chance towing the car to your own place, look if there are possibilities with friends or family to do so, somewhere nearby.

Otherwise rather take the higher towing fees, for the longer distance and get the car home, instead leave it with the towing company.



Should there be no other option as just the towing yard, check the order form, front and back, and don't get rushed. You will be held liable for all those expenses you may sign off, before you get your car released from the storage facility.

In the case you may be injured and rushed to hospital, and neither have had time to instruct someone to oversee the towing as to the above, you need to remember to attend this matter as soon as you physically be able to do so! No joke, it's as important, if you don't want been ripped off.

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While the damaged vehicle is stored with the towing company, the claim for compensation for the damages comes to the fore, taking a lot of attention and possibly let forget about the urgency of the storage problem.

It may even be the case that the other party or Insurer announce an inspection/assessment of the damages and intend to do that, where the vehicle is presently stored.

The victim, still confident of achieving a solution, waits and gives the Insurer the opportunity to assess the damages.

If all goes according to plan and a satisfactory or even a non-satisfactory settlement is accepted, just to end up problems, it will be depending on the settlement offer, what actually happens with the damaged car. Many of those motor cars been towed and stored after the accident, may be found to be "written off", not economical to repair.

The majority of those 'write off' will not be repaired, neither by the Claimant nor by the Insurer and be disposed as scrap, sold to dealers specialised in such business.



The difference, if there may be a problem with the towing guys, will depend, what a settlement is reached and who disposed the wrack. Should the Insurer take over the scrap for disposal, they sell the vehicle to SMD (Salvage Management and Disposal) or similar buyers, often to pre-arrange percentages of the market value.

Furthermore the Insurer commonly do have arrangements with towing companies, or put in its weight to press the towing company to accept what they feel fit. That means there will be little or no problems to get the vehicle transferred. Should the Insurer dispose, there will be no trouble for the previous owner with any such storage costs.

Unfortunately the towing company will not do the same with an individual, but rather try to make the most of it, finacially.



The problems starts to be feeling real, once the settlement will stipulate the owner of the scrap must dispose/sell or repair the highly damaged vehicle.

As the time comes to see to the scrap, a number of days or even weeks have been gone by. Arriving at the yard, in order collecting the vehicle, the collector will be shown the invoice.

The invoice will bill for the towing, commonly amounting to about more than double they will be allowed to bill the Insurance.

The next item will be storage. Storage will be billed by the day. Rates these days have come to be between R 250 and R 350 a day! In comparison with Airport parking fees, the Airport appears to be a bargain.

The storage fees don't contain any physical shelter nor any insurance for unintended or 3rd party damage or theft, while in custody of the towing company. Just parking on a lawn, exposed to the elements and theft, often to be observed, if there are valuables at the scrap, which can be utilised for cash, such as mags and others.

Certainly no one will be liable therefore.

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Back to the attempt to get the car out of the yard, they will tell, that the invoice must be paid up, before there will be any chance to get the car released.

As already some time gone by, it's easy to understand that the bill will at least be in the range of R 10 000.00. Nobody regularly expect to be billed such amount for just a storage in a scrap yard. But as towing may make out about 4.000, its only less than 20 days storage, at a rate of R 350.00 per day, to be there.

Many people, already cash strapped through the detrimental of the accident loss, don't have such money readily available. Getting home and looking for support is one of the common actions. But R 350.00 of storage cost every day adding on to the bill.

Coming back to the yard some days later, the bill is increased and depending on the amount they say is due now, it may be suggested that the scrap isn't even worth more than what is to be paid to get the car out.

The suggestion will be, set off the debt against the scrap and go home without a car or any reward for "giving" it to another, if accepted.

What can be done to get the trapped car out of the yard

In case, you yourself or one of your representatives have authorised the towing and perhaps even signed the towing order slip, there will be little or nothing what can be done, other as to negotiate, pay or leave the scrap to them.

However, if no such authorisation given by you the owner or your representative, but perhaps by any other person or institution on own account or on your behalf, you don't necessary have a contract with them. Without contractual relationship, there is no agreement about such exorbitant storage and towing fees.

The interpretation of law stipulated, that a lien or even called retention right, supports the main claim, but in exercising a retention, the right is depending on the contract. That means, where no such contract is as the main business, there is no right to retain.

The party who exercises the retention, must proof the existence of such contract - the main claim - and if they aren't able doing so, they cannot sustain such retention of the car.

The local police may help you to get the car released, once you provide them with the information above and/or try and lay charges of fraud and theft.



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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.

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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?

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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.

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

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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.

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