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:
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
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 email@example.com 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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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.
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 need to claim for motor vehicle damages in South Africa (RSA), after a car crash and damages occur to your or other automobiles or even worth, people had suffered bodily injuries.
A claim or your entitlement to obtain money for compensation to the material damages your motor car had been smashed in a traffic accident should be mainly categorised in two steps.
The pre-trial and the trial process, meaning the pre-trial phase includes all what needs to be done to gather proof and evidence, analyse your damages and the approach to the other party and the demand to pay the listed damages.
The pre-litigation phase should always be utilised and targeted to achieve a amicable solution. Therefore arguments must be exchanged and the other party must be convinced to accept liability.
If you claim against a South African motorist that has motor insurance cover, you might see the claim adjuster and the damage assessor of the insurance company in charge dealing with you.
The battle, yes most often it is a kind of battle with the insurance company, belongs to the pre-trial phase.
It must be the aim of the pre-trial phase to find an acceptable settlement to avoid costly legal law suites.
Anyhow, most of the tasks of the pre-trial phase are very essential to the second phase of a motor car damage claim in South Africa, when it comes to the court case.
The trial phase then applies to the rules of the courts and needs knowledgeable persons to deal with.
It may even not be avoidable to have a competent member of the legal business to your side to stand a chance and win your auto accident case.
When it comes to select the right and suitable person or organisation to do a proper job for you, your discretion is forced.
Please take note that not all of the members of the legal business are determined to help you in the first place, rather than to fulfil the needs of their own obligations to contribute to the law firms needs.-
There is always a possibility to have a first advice - free of charge - from your RAMA claim manager, before you decide what to do. You are welcome to find out.
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.
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.
Motor vehicle accidents happens every day on public roads, often causing damages to property
Utilise the affordable professional solutions RAMLA offers clients in South Africa, to solve such repercussions.
How to file a car accident compensation claim
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Who can help me in car accident matters, achieving results and minimise consequences, in South Africa (RSA)? What are the tasks caught up in a road accident and what must be done avoiding or resolving disadvantages?
Being part of a car accident on South African roads, it is essential to know, what to do just after a motor crash, what are the rights and obligations once involved in a traffic accident and what I need to know about the circumstances of auto accident destruction or damages?
Acting to solve motor accident disadvantages, exercise your rights and be aware of your obligations. There is a lot one need or must know about car accident matters before, when on the way getting or demanding compensation for the destruction to your motor car or property, in order to repair your auto.
Your specialised expert to sort out MVA matters
Professional - competent - swift - decisive and affordable
Who can help me in car accident matters, in South Africa?
Help and support in the task sorting negative impacts caused by public auto accidents is offered by a variety of providers or experts working in the different fields of car accidents.
You might require help in assessing or calculating your damages, or searching for a qualified panel beater or auto body repair service, need support formulating your damages and demand pay thereof, want backing in a struggle or dispute with a South African motor insurance company, or must sort out your car accident damage claim in a court of law and look for proper representation.
Assessing or calculating the damages, can be done by your panel beater or auto repair workshop, if they are qualified repairers. Independent vehicle damage assessment will be another way, which is more detailed and guaranties you backing by testimony in a dispute, but comes with costs.
Repairing the car destruction, one will definitely need the qualified work/repair expertise from certified and qualified repair workshops. Finding the right one is the challenge, but there are a number of good and qualified workshops in South Africa.
Once your damages are analysed, the claim needs to be addressed and payment demanded. Support in this crucial stage in the process in resolving disadvantages, attorneys or legal specialists in MVA matters, can help you through the challenges.
Alternatively other more specialised experts in the field of recovering motor car damages, can be the choice. Those experts can work solving motor insurance disputes. The challenge for somebody in need finding the right and experienced adviser or representative, is how to know those are indeed experts in car accident claim matters. RAMLA do offer affordable claim solutions and you can find out yourself on our comprehensive web offer, that we know what we do and should you be satisfied, mandate RAMLA.
RAMLA works unique and guide, support and act for a client all the way from start to end of the challenges, up to legal representation and pursuit of compensation cases in a court of law.
What to do after a car accident crash in South Africa?
At the scene of the traffic accident, check about the other motor cars, if there will be possibly injured people and if you find any injured, try to give first aid and call the rescue team and the police.
Secure the traffic situation with warning signs or what is to your hand avoiding more vehicles to crash into the accident.
Get and document as much detailed information as possible.
Badly damaged motor cars must be towed away to a place of safety for a later following assessment of damages. Towing may even be appropriate if technical problems are suspected that either by driving will further damage the car, or the damaged auto being not safe enough taking part in public traffic.
Warning: Make sure any services you take in the clearing of the accident scene and/or towing, will be to conditions you know and accept. Some service companies take chances here. Don't leave a damaged motor car with a place of storage that charges for the storing, longer as just needed or find out the conditions and decide.
Towing and storage cost will often be an issue in a claim, not covered the way you may expect, by insurance companies or the liable party. Be aware that all parties do have obligations to mitigate any consecutive damages, such cost occur after the impact, as storage costs for a longer period of time as absolutely necessary.
You need to gather all the detailed accident documentation, quotations, or assessments and list other expenses, i.e. towing, storage of the damaged vehicle as well as other possible losses ie broken glasses, destroyed luggage or stuff in the boot or elsewhere in the car, to find your car accident claim value.
The damages must now be demanded from the liable party, the culprit caused the accident.
If you find filing and enforcing a damage claim being too complicated to do it yourself, you can easily make use of the professional RAMLA motor car accident damage claim recovery service.
RAMLA will be your one-stop car accident claim service in South Africa
Involved in car accidents what's the tasks', getting paid?
Letter of Demand - LOD
In order to draw up your legal car accident damage claim, you need to be in possession of proper motor vehicle accident documentation. This is absolutely necessary to be able to articulate your accident damage claim. There is a lot of detailed information on this issue on the RAMLA web pages for you to discover.
All claiming must start informing the other party deemed liable, (the culprit or wrongdoer), which is done regularly with a letter of demand.
It is advisable that you can proof, the other party has receipt the letter of demand. Such can be done by an email delivery confirmation, or the slip filed when posting a registered letter. A fax sent report may do as well.
The Letter of Demand (LOD) should contain:
The matter and facts what happened at the accident scene and why the party demanded is liable and based on which legal issues.
The damages and the repair costs must be addressed.
Witnesses or other evidence such as CCTV footage, pictures etc. should be cited to underpin the seriousness of the claim.
A timeline set out for response, or payment.
Please note that the service of a Letter of Demand is a prerequisite before legal actions in a court of law can take place.
The practical part of enforcing and demanding compensation and how to recover damages caused in car accidents in South Africa, cannot explained in some simple words, as it's a individual process of action and reaction.
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Certainly there are some procedures needed to be followed, especially claiming from a South African motor insurer, of which we explain more in the relevant sections. What however can be said, a claim is based on three major sections or steps to follow.
The first step as being said, is to prepare an entire compensation claim, getting together all documents, proof and evidence.
The next step can be called the pre-litigation phase, a major and crucial chapter, where the claim initally will be presented to the culprit or the representative, i.e. other attorneys, insurance broker or insurance admins. Thereafter it will come to an extensive exchange of correspondence, demands and service of documents.
After all, it's expected the liable party being in the wrong, accept and pay the damages.
Unfortunately that is by far not always the case. If they fail or refuse any liability or create arguments the claimant being contributory liable, the task and challenge will be, finding common ground and coming to a mutual settlement agreement, if possible.
Will this even fail; the third and next step will be to get the matter heard in a court of law for independent judgement.
It will be wise to do all possible and avoid the need involving a South African court of law to process the case for decision.
It will be very advisable having someone to your service and handle the case professional for you, saving you lots of hassle, efforts time and nerves. RAMLA can be the right choice to mandate doing the job professionally, experienced and still affordable.
If you decide and deal with the motor car crash claim on your own, make sure you do not act emotional and do not try to make a fortune out of the car accident damage. Both can easily work out to your detrimental.
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*
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.
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.
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?
email us your story and details to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Caught up in a road accident looking for solutions?
Your solution is - a well performing - knowledgeable - organised - timely acting - professional - but still reasonable and affordable - support - or even better, full pursuing engaged and decisive claim management.
Such active claim management ticks all the boxes in your favour.
There is no or little doubt, that RAMLA (Road accident management & Legal Action) is the solution for you.
RAMLA offers tailored support options for all steps in a claim recovering motor accident damages in South Africa.
Which option is suitable to solve your individual case and will be best, must be determined on the difficulties and value of the damage in a claim, or on general principles. not let go what is not supposed to let be unresolved.
As all services will come with some costs. Even if recognized as fair, reasonable and affordable, it can be said that claims for values below R 10 000.00, will not rectify full external pursuit, but can still be resolved with professional support and advice, guiding your own actions.
Claims for a higher value indicates, that the ratio of cost and reward are more balanced to your favour and worthwhile to take on a reluctant culprit, wrongdoer or liable party, or the insurance company hampering a solution.
RAMLA offers a new client the opportunity to check the content of your individual claim, enabling you to find out where you stand, what the prospects of your claim are, giving you the comfort of an informed decision, before mandating RAMLA at all.
Such opportunity of having a free first case evaluation is aimed, to build up confidence in our capabilities. Contact us Now.
Should one actively acting, or better not, solving motor accident disadvantages?
Before a motorist decides to spend any money on a claim solution, or even get into a compensation claim at all, the evaluations of the disadvantages are a factor. Minor disadvantages may not rectify engaging in claims, but will cement your losses.
No action, no pay. That is for sure, isn't it?
On the other hand if no action is taken, it must be an invitation for the other party to sue you, as they may take your reluctance involving or initiating a claim as sign they are in the right and therefore they may consider suing you. Even damages in value can be much different, as those repair costs applicable, change from type and model and of course with years and mileage.
It must be taken into account, that any claim brought against you, however baseless it may be, will force you to defend. It is obvious, that even defensive actions will come with costs and hassle.
It may be not the best idea scraping a plan suing the other party just on the reason - it's not worth it. The least to achieve will be a settlement agreement both accepts, even if it states no pay for either party, or to the condition either party fix its own damages.
It is a must, doing so in writing, even if in a short and easy form, if you will prohibit the other party come forward later on suing you, with even that claim you agreed, not to fight about.
Such claim can always come after a long period of time, as much as three years from the date of the accident, as prescription will only come in after such period of time.
Not having a written agreement, you will hardly be able to proof you do have an agreement and further as you have been confident that nothing will develop, you may have not kept any documentation and therefore be vulnerable to a loss, never expected.
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What are my rights and obligations in a car accident, in South Africa?
Given the analyses of liability determined you are the party entitled for motor car damage compensation.
Your right is: You are entitled to be compensated; so you can have your motor car repaired as to the state it had been before impact (pre collision value), or recieve the appropriate sum of money, if your car is not economically worth to be repaired.
It would be lovely, if it would be as easy in practical terms in compensation action.
Lots of facets can hamper your expectation, from a shortfall of pay to the accusation you will be the one in the wrong and you are demanded a pay.
Other impacts and difficulties can emanate from technical terms of value, the true need of repairs and a lot more.
You will find a lot of detailed information on RAMLA web site, specifically to give answers and examples to the most common disputes.
Writ or warrant of Execution once a claim in court is finalised
A warrant for execution can be obtained, either if a default will be applicable or a judgment been made favouring the Claimant.
If the application is ranted after all the necessary documentation etc supplied the writ can be executed against those listed in the writ and to the applicable amounts.
The Sheriff in charge will be needed to get involved and served with the writ. In due course the Sheriff will o out to find the person to be executed against and look for all possessions applicable to attach.
The Sheriff will either be provided with the amount of cash/EFT or will need to attach goods and valuables that can be sold for cash.
Once a warrant is granted, that document entitles the party to execute against all property or assets of the liable party.
The warrant needs to be served to the sheriff in charge and only he/she does have the right and obligation to do so.
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.
Car accident issues that matters most:
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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Road Accicent Management & Legal Action - South Africa
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.
Your RAMLA team
Nationwide Claim Service
SMS RAMLA to 076 770 3179
and let us know the problem, or much better send an e-mail to:
RAMLA Expert Partnership
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Panel beater or auto
body repair workshops
enhancing mutual business at no cost to either side.
Please follow the link to the industry above to learn more about the offer.
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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.