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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



     
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     insured driver/owner

     not insured motorist

     3rd party claim

     reluctant party





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   value of damages



   Calculation of damages

   Quote or assessing

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





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   Insurance claim evaluation, decline, dispute



     


   3rd party claim

   comprehensive claim

      violation of terms (t&c)

      in regard to investigations

   declined claim

   insuficient settelement

   Apportionment

   Precedent / case law

   Defend Recovery Action





     




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

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

RAMLA comprehensive MVA - motor vehicle accident - Information Platform,

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

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





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

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

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Should a matter be taken to a court of law?

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

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

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

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

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

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








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

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



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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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











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





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.




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

Proper defence against such unreasonable claims, 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.



 
                        

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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.



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Unsatisfying or even unfair Settlement offers, should be challenged and not just accepted.

Unfortunately most unfair settlement offers will come from South African motor insurance companies, which by no means, not always will have the merits to stand a challenge.

It is well worth to look into any unsatisfactory offer and chances for betterment should not be ignored.

Analysing a car accident matter in terms of liability

Be aware of the challenges on the scene of the accident and, don't trust any promises or deals made at the scene of the accident,

unless you got it in writing and properly signed. Don't be kind and not report an accident and not insisting on necessary investigations - such as intoxication, as it can give a lot of headache, once the person promising, just change mind later on.

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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.


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

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

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



If you are involved in a car accident in South Africa and like to know what to do, please read more.


The bodily injuries compensation claim is to direct to the South African Road Accident Fund, installed by government to compensate all those who suffered personal injuries in absence of a general obligation to have a valid third party motor insurance. Unfortunately this web pages do not give you much of the input you like to have to know how to pursuit a claim for bodily injuries.

 
The other major section of road accident damages is the material loss to property. This is what all those RAMLA web pages are focusing on trying to shed light on lots of facets out of different angles and circumstances and need to be proceeded according to civil South African law.

The claim for material auto damages must - in terms of proceedings - classified into another two subsections. The one is before you have to go to court and the other when nothing will help as to go to court.

To the experience of RAMLA the author of these web pages, it is of outmost better quality if a settlement can be reached before court. A legal battle for motor car accident compensation is time consuming and entails lot of input of all participants and at the end very costly if one go the regular way to claim, meaning to mandate a local attorney or lawyer to enforce your traffic accident damages.

Another way to claim successful and lot more economic will be to mandate a specialist in terms of South African motor accident claims. One of those is RAMLA (Road Accident Management and Legal Action) who provides you with a full service. To learn more about RAMLA claim service you can read about how RAMLA supports your claim.

What you need to have proper . . . car accident documentation!


  To determine liability proper records should be done



What you need to have good car accident documentation . . .

Proper car accident documentation of the matter secures your position and minimise your risk to loose out in case to claim for damage compensation. It is highly recommended that you should not underestimate this crucial part to support a claim for compensation, as you have to prove you claim by any and all means, even if you suffer damage and probably have some hassle to get the matter going.

Make sure that you have the following minimum requirements when starting to pursue a claim:

1.   Accident Report

2.   Your own notes

3.   Photographs

4.   Details of all participants

5.   Witness details

6.   Notes on relevant issues

7.   A sketch of the accident

8.   Proper repair quotations

If you have at least all this information and all is true and correct (even the address and telephone details), you will have done the initial work.



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Motor Vehicle Accident

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


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Facing challenges with motor car accident issues in South Africa?

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

in all sectors of vehicle accident damage compensation problems.

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Motor vehicle accidents happens every day on public roads, often causing damages to property



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Experience exceptional service, testified by clients, even after hours or weekends, giving you a peace of mind your case is taken care off, no matter what.




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Proper motor accident documentation is a must to claim succesfully.



Documentation of the facts and contacts of the matter

The importance can't be overestimated and unfortunately too often participants rely only on a Police Accident Report for details.

Having a car accident and suffer damage is never a plesant situation. When it comes to get the accident damage paid, RAMLA can be your one-stop car accident claim service, in South Africa

In order analysing liability of parties in a car accident compensation matter, it will be necessary to check the details of the case, how all unfolded and thereafter draw conclusions.

Being able to do so, a best complete documentation is required.



Proper motor vehicle accident documentation secures your position. Any kind of lethargy or leisure dealing, with these important aspects of a car accident damage claim, will most commonly lead to losses and will be detrimental to your accident compensation claim.s

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.

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It is really highly recommended that one should not underestimate this crucial part to support a claim, for car accident compensation, as the one suffering damages and need to sue, have to prove the claim in all respects, and any legal support can only be based on those facts, to be successful.

The maxim in a claim is - who alleges (claim) must proof!

Some people just trapped in the traffic collision while checking on damages and speaking to the other driver, get some assurance from the wrongdoer that he/she will pay for all the damages, or confirming to be insured against such risks and the Insurer will take care, are sometimes in hope and trust of a quick solution and in expectation of an easy solution, forget or neglect to secure essential proof and document all as it should be.

Don't trust any promises or deals made at the scene of the accident, unless you got it in writing and properly signed. Don't be too kind and not report an accident and not insisting on necessary investigations - such as about intoxication, as it can give a lot of headache, once the person promising, just change mind later on.



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What you need to have proper car accident documentation!



Make sure that you have the following minimum requirements when starting to pursue a claim:

Follow the link to the relevant section.

1.   Police Accident Report

2.   Your own notes or better own accident report

3.   Photographs

4.   Details and contacts of all participants

5.   Witness details and contacts

6.   Notes relevant issues, business data if the driver employed

7.   A sketch of the accident and details of the scene

8.   Quotations should including everything needed to repair



If you at least got all those information, and if they are correct and verified (even the address and telephone/email details), you will have done the initial work.





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1. Police Accident Report / Police at the scene of accident

Notice: please be aware that the police accident report serves for investigation and punishment of traffic offences in the first place and not as evidence for civil compensation claims. More about the PAR (Police Accident Report)


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Proof of the matter based on facts, is what you need to handle your car accident claim, or disprove and defend an unreasonable of inflated high claim, instituted against you by other parties in the car accident, or motor insurance companies on behalf of insured motorists.

The police should be called to protocol the accident, if any damages caused to property or motor cars and certainly if any person will be injured. It's an obligation by Traffic Legislation and only if no 3rd party is harmed, it can be avoided to call the Police. A police accident report should be filed in any case with SAPS (South African Police Service), during investigation on the scene of the accident.

If a report is not filed at the scene by a police officer, out of whatever reason, i.e. it took too long to wait before the police arrived and a motorist reports the matter in a later stage at the police office, it will have no significant value and will not be usable as credible evidence,if stated by one party alone. The other party may do same at another SAPS office, to another time, stating just different or even contrary.

Once there is a compelling reason not to wait for the police to report the impact, all the participants must at least be together when reporting in a later stage and properly sign.

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A one sided report, just made by one party will be not be regarded as credible evidence and may be of little significance in a civil compensation action.

The parties in a motor accident on public roads should make sure, that the police take correct information and data. Important will be filling the section dealing with the circumstances of the accident and reporting the statements given by the parties, how they have seen the matter unfolding.

All parties should sign this particular section directly on the report. Make sure that the writing mirrors what you want to say. Some officers have a different way to put matters to paper, which can lead to misinterpretation.

Given both parties agree to the same circumstances and that is equally stated and properly signed on the report, the statement will then be suitable as evidence against any amendments, a party may alter his/her statement later on. An undisputed statement in this form will give the victim a strong base for a case, if needed in a claim for compensation.

The police officer will give the parties a ref no. This will most often not be the final AR number, but good enough to inquire at the police station in charge, where and how to get a copy released.

The reports are forwarded and stored in a central data base and be released on application to this data centre against a smaller admin fee.

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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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email us your story and details to ramla@ramla.co.za for a free first analyse and advice.



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.





Your own notes or better own accident report

You should carefully file your own notes, best in the form of a private accident report. (A form will be available in the RAMLA download section - free of charge)

One reason filing an own report is, you do have the data immediately. More importantly is the fact that the purpose of the police accident report will be very different as a private one, that sshould be more focused on relevant data to claim damages and proof a case against the liable party. Secure correct residential information and contact details, such as email.

The police report is made in the sense deliver data to investigate offences and not supporting civil claims for recovery of losses in a car accident.

Your own report should focus on witnesses and insurance data, as well as finding out if a driver was on his/her business duty, and how to get hold of the deemed liable party being able to serve demands or even legal actions.

In today's time and correspondence methods an email address, almost everyone do have, is an important fact that can ease the burden of delivering conventional correspondence gives you. It takes forever to post and even registered letters will not always be served, or just not collected. It will take more than a month unless the post office is going to return the letter, so you are losing so much time.

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Photographs from the scene and damages

In our times, where lot of people using cell phones or smart phones, of which most, if not all do have a photo application, a motorist must be silly not to take as much and good photographs as possible, right after the motor cars comes to a still stand, provided no personal injuries must be supported, before eventually take the pictures.

Keep in mind that photographs are solid evidence and you only have the choice once, at the scene of the accident, to document exactly what had been the situation, providing proof and secure against repercussions of different statements, how all unfolded.

Take photographs of all the cars - persons - damages and the surrounding to demonstrate the traffic environment and traffic signing.

The rule is, just take one picture more than one too less.

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Full and correct details and contacts of all participants is a must!

In the time just after the impact, most motorists and passengers are nervous about what had happen and tend not to be as aware and note all what will be of importance now. This may lead missing to document relevant information and it will give a hard time later.

Having the correct and full details of all participants is a vital need. The law requires every person involved in a traffic accident that ended up with either damage to property or even worse with personal injuries, for positive identifying himself against any other person, being part of the accident in whatever relation.

Important data is needed from - all - parties and of course any potential witness, including the contact details.

If the police is called and filing a police accident report, the details of the drivers may be noted. But as mentioned before, the police reports focus on possible violation of the law or the rules of the road, but not on information needed to support a civil legal claim for compensation of damages.

In this regard often no witness details are taken and contact information may not include data as email or other important information, like insurance information or ownership of vehicles, you may find useful, once a claim must be launched and the parties contacted.

Make sure you won't be cheated with the details given, as that will create you some extra problems, you certainly don't need.



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Witness details and contacts

Having a credible witness can change all to the better in an accident claim for compensation of damaged property.

Being a witness is not everybody's favourite, as it can contain some unwanted participation on the way solving a compensation claim. That may have the effect potential witnesses are not eager to testify at all.

However having a witness - best a so called independent one - will be of major positive effect. But even passengers travelling in the involved vehicles are witnesses and should testify.

In a case the deemed liable party disputes a witness is a very good option to get the dispute rebutted. Insurance companies will follow the arguments of the insured, should both versions of what actually had happen collides. The insurance company will always keep witness statements in consideration and may immediately ask for an independent witness statement, if there is any lack of evidence.

The Insurance sometimes try discrediting witnesses, which they don't regard as independent, as they mean a credible witness cannot be a passenger or family. But certainly a witness is a witness and such testimony needs attention and cannot just be rejected as not credible evidence.

This classification of witnesses are questionable, as any witness - better an eye witness - can be a credible one, while being part of the impact, regardless of personal relationships.

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Take own notes on relevant issues, like business data if the driver is employed or owners details.

A traffic accident that involves motorist in performing on business duty as employee must reveal such and provide even the details and contacts of the company, as well as his/her own. In many cases the company employing and/or own the vehicle caused the motor accident, have liability obligations emanating from vicarious liability.

It will be of value for you, if you can motivate the employed motorist to give you a brief written statement of the circumstances, or file one yourself and get him sign off, and don't forget the company's contacts etc.

A number of companies employing drivers going risks to be caught up in motor accidents more frequently and to your possible surprise, do all to avoid liability, for them and for the driver.

The driver himself might be in trouble, reporting the accident to the company and in fear of negative consequences for him and/or his job, may not always abide to the true circumstances.

Just this fear of negative consequences can be motivation enough for some changing mind in reporting the true circumstances, in order to escape the negative implications.

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A accident sketch should show positions and details and the accicent scene should be checked and captured best posible

A sketch of the vehicles involved in the impact at the accident scene, is a good tool to analyse and document the way the motor accident unfolded.

Together with photographs taken from the scene of the auto accident impact, it will serve as a good basis to proof what had happen and possibly even why.

The sketch documenting the impact and the way it unfolded, should show the positions of all motor cars and/or person's involved or tangled, including even those who may function as witness, in its places as good as possible, as to the state - before - during and after still stand, so the unfolding of the accident can be demonstrated.-



It will help, if the traffic signing and road marks, robots or any other obstacles, such as barriers or blocked views ahead etc., will be included in the sketch.

All features should be marked with letters or numbers and an agenda filed somewhere on the sketch, easy to find and identify the relevant information's.



The scene should be checked, not only directly but even indirectly, meaning scanning the neighbourhood, notice places to visit and ask for potential witnesses, as well as having a look out for any kind of CCTV - video survival equipment - either mounted on robots or installed as surveillance tools in the surrounding.

Any such video evidence may just make the difference in proving or defending a claim.

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Proper quotations listing everything that needs repair reasonalbe and fair

The quality of a quotation, listing and calculating all relevant repairs, is in the highly interest of anyone needs claiming for damage compensation emanating from auto accidents. A repair quotation should be complete, fair but not inflated. Please find more about proof of damages.

The quotation your panel beater or auto repair workshop draw up after carefully examined the damages, creates the financial basis for any claim.

Shortfalls in a damage calculation will automatically create shortfall in compensation.

A good repair quotation should be accomplished with details photographs of the damages, enabling another knowledgeable repair expert to double check the calculations. If the other party, demanded to pay your destruction, accept you repair quotation, it can speed up your pay out.

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If most of the above listed tasks will be properly done, it should pave the way for success to get your fair car accident compensation, in the best possible timeframe.

Should matters cannot be solved in pre-litigation, all what needs to be done before a court of law must be approached, proof and facts of the circumstances and damage is crucial, in order for the court to accept and decide in favour of the Plaintiff.

The quantum (value of the damages) and the destruction (physical damages) must be documented and an expert may be needed and report with details to document.

If one goes for repair to your own cost upfront, make sure all is properly documented and you do it at an reputed repair business and keep the invoice and the proof of payment.

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

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

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

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

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

We work only on motor car accident matters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





 

Defence against unreasonable or inflated claims?

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

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

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

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

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









 

However we do handle every substantial MVA claim,

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

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









 

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

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

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

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









 

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

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

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

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

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

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









 

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

Let me answer the question in short.

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

Why is that so?

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

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

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

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

Contact us to get more detailed information.









 

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

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

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

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

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

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









 

Should you have been through all before . . .

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

You're welcome to be served perfectly.

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