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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,

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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.


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RAMLA is an organisation specialised in resolving vehicle accident matters and offers you professional and dedicated claim management, for anyone in need of legal support or advice to finalise a car accident problem in South Africa.

We offer a free web page, a first free examination of your individual case, a written reply of what we believe you stay right now and what will be the best going forward.

Unfortunately practical RAMLA car accident claim service cannot be free of charge, but still reasonable and affordable priced. You can utilise this professional and most economic offer to facilitate your claim to the convenience of our unique support scheme.

Brief our claim manager on duty with your individual case and inquire about the RAMLA service and cost scheme, if you decide RAMLA is the way to take your matter forward.

RAMLA is of course the way for a successful car accident claim.

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If you are involved in a car accident.

What is important keeping in mind, when you have to look for a potential auto body repair workshop to get your accident damaged motor vehicle back on track?

Right at the begin of the process repairing a damaged motor car, once the scene of the car accident is cleared, and the facts assembled the evidence secured, the focus will be on the vehicle destruction and the costs and affords to be made, getting the car back on the road.

If the damaged motor car will be drivable, commonly the first way will be visiting your local panel beater or auto body repair workshop, in order to get a repair quotation.

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Some questions may come along with the task getting the car damages calculated.

What needs to be looked on, having a qualified and reliable quotation?

What should a qualified repair quotation include?

Must I accept used parts for my car crash damage repair?

What can be the consequences of utilizing used car spares for the build up?

Other noticeable things to look on before the order of the vehicle repair job.

What will be the case if I am told my car cannot economically be repaired and called a "write off" or total loss. Must I accept this qualification as total loss (the vehicle will be worth only the scrap value or salvage) or what can I do to rebut such qualification.

Must I wait with the vehicle repair unless the complete case is finalised, or what will be if I like to sell the car without doing the repair job.

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

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Caught up in a traffic accident, causing damages to the vehicle and leaving parties with financial losses to repair a damaged vehicle, the damage value or Quantum is a major issue.

The quality of repair work for car accident damage is as important as fair compensation.

Traffic accident lawyers and professional claim managers to analyse, support and pursue your material car accident claim, effective, convenient and very economical as well as affordable, nationwide in South Africa

Repairing the damages motor vehicle is the goal, in all kind of compensation actions and unfortunately most often, stays until up the long end of the compensation process.

A motorist being the victim in a car accident, want the vehicle repaired, spotless and professional, not losing too much value, as unfortunately any accident repair is deemed to cause depreciation.

Matters of good/bad workmanship, new and factory approved repair parts and fair pricing as well as short duration of repairs, is what the client expects in the first place.

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Driving a motor car in public traffic on South African roads, the vehicle must be roadworthy to all times.

The car owner will have the responsibility to maintain the motor car and keep it in a roadworthy condition.

Some motorists believe the car will be roadworthy once been tested in a qualified and certified testing station, having obtained the Road Worthy Certificate; the car is and will be roadworthy.

Unfortunately that is a wrong perception as a motor vehicle being used will be subject to wear and tear, damages or other influences, such as lighting bulbs coming to the end of the live circle and other impacts that can lead the car not to be roadworthy anymore.

The Law however requires an all time roadworthiness of any vehicle when taking into public traffic.

The clear and undoubted obligations are, to look at the vehicle in a critical manner and detect what can be wrong, and to be fixed, as soon as detected, avoiding the vehicle to be regarded to be seen technically not fit for use in traffic.

But even a legitimate car driver, not being the owner of the vehicle; do have some obligations to check out a motor cars technical condition, before hitting the road.

Check your lights, tyres, breaks etc. rather more often, than too less. Insurance companies can take small technical inaccuracies as a reason declining a compensation claim, arguing the motor car has not been roadworthy to the time of the impact, which is a condition in any Insurance Policies terms.

That means, a vehicle may not only be not safe for driving and fit to technical reasons, but even a huge financial risk, if it comes to a car accident compensation claim.

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Professional car accident repair support is crucial

A motor vehicle involved in a car accident, needs a complete assessment to find out about the damages, in the first place.

As car owner certainly do want having a proper and professional damage repair, so the damaged car will be repaired appropriate and to factory standards, with at least certified reproduction parts or factory manufactured once and not with used parts, probably gotten from a scrap yard.

Unchecked used parts, as sometimes offered by motor insurance companies for repairs, are not considerable at all, before been professionally examined and tested to be functionally and reliable, before fitting it to the vehicle.

A motorist involved in a car accident, but not liable for damages, does not need accepting utilising used parts, even if tested as suggested. Only comprehensive insured, in some instances need accepting such used parts, as to the concluded terms and conditions of the insurance policy. If the policy allow the repairs done with after-market or used parts, it's a contractual obligation and needs to be abided to.

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Factory approved workshops will guarantee best workmanship, to factory given repair instructions and time and cost regulations, for specified repair procedures, having the right and appropriate tools and parts and stuff sufficiently trained for the repair job.

Repairs should ensure, that the repaired motor vehicle will be in the state as it had been, before the car accident happened, when collecting the automobile.

Before any repair should take place, full damage examination must be completed and the subsequent drafted repair quotation or damage report, should or better must, list all and everything that must be done, to have your damaged car professionally repaired and serving to define the Quantum or damage value for the legal compensation claim.

All vehicle damage repairs should be done to manufacturer's standards. Improper repairs will be detrimental to the cars value and safety, or even making your damaged car un-roadworthy, meaning that it cannot be driven safely, or not being allowed to use in public traffic.

A not roadworthy motor vehicle and then involved in a traffic accident, may lead to liabilities, even if another caused the impact.

Always keep in mind, that a car participating in public traffic which will not be in roadworthy condition, is a prima face risk to other vehicles on the road. Not roadworthy or badly repaired vehicles, can also be a reason for motor insurance cover, being declined.

Don't compromise with any accident damage repair, just to save some expenses. The risk of subsequent danger is much higher and may by far exceed the savings in repair costs.

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RAMLA is a specialist in motor accident damage recovery claims. Our team can help you through the process and minimise trouble affecting you in a claim.

Repair quotations can be utislied in determination for the value of distruction to the vehicle, in any recovery action

In order to have a successful claim for damages, one needs to have a correct claim value and proof that the calculation do not include any other repairs not steming from the particular impact, beeing fair and reasonable.

Addressing any car accident damage compensation action, the matter of the damage value can be a point of dispute.

A repair quotation or alternatively a professional vehicle damage assessment must be complete, fair and reasonable, done by a person in charge with sufficient experience, qualification and knowledge.

The damages claimed, should not be inflated and only include what actually been damages in just this very accident. People out there to make a profit out of a car accident, often will be caught up and left with less instead as more.

Inflated or unrealistic damage listing, will most certainly be disputed by the other party and only cause to hamper the possible smooth process in a claim action.

A good and reliable repair quotation should come with detailed pictures of the damages and depending on the nature of the damage, be stripped in particular areas from covering parts, to see the full damage impact.

Another very important part of a repair quotation or supporting a repair done additional to the repair invoice, should come with an Affidavit stating the workshop repairing, the person quoted, his/her qualifications, experience in the business and testify that all is listed or repaired, be fair and reasonable to professional standards.

Getting this very important and needed certification of the damages, will sometimes be a challenge, as a good number of panel beaters or auto repair workshops, do not very much like provident any such certification, which to be effective should be in the form of an Affidavit.

We strongly suggest not to compromise on getting a proper certification of the repair calculation - Quotation/Assessment -, or rather go to another place of qualified repairs, prepared to do so.

Auto body repair workshops do know, that motorists in need to pursuit a damage compensation action, are sometimes forced to get up to three different quotations, if the other party don't send an own assessor to calculate the damages.

They repairer do know further very well, that only one repair can be done to the damaged vehicle; even if there have been three quotes only one professional get the job.

As repair quotations are still be expected to be delivered free of charge, and therefore examine the damage properly and draft a proper quotation, it's a challenge for the workshop to do the best they can, as time and knowledge is a significant cost factor for them.

Unlocking the full support of a repair partner, it will be of benefit, if the auto body repairer will know and can be relatively certain, to get the repair job, once the funding is sorted.

Therefore we recommend not going for several quotations from different repairers, rather get one good and professional quotation. If anyone disputes the repair calculation, they may be at liberty and have a professional counter vehicle assessment done, verifying the damages claimed for.

But it should be kept in mind that some damage Assessment/Quotation can indeed be wrong, lacking professionalism, or being unrealistic, inflated or even fall short to list all necessary for proper repair.

A damage assessment performed by an insurance Assessor, is even not always correct, or not automatically more correct as the one, done by an experienced auto damage repair expert.

Some damage evaluations, especially those in order of motor insurance companies, may have a tendency to "drop down or downscale" the extend of damages.

Therefore we do recommend always to have a repair assessment and quotation done, before allowing any other party to make own calculation, to have a basis to compare. Damage calculations should not differ too much, as damages assessed are the same and only some factors would be appropriate to differ.

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Repair costs must be proven as reasonable and fair, if matters need to go to a court of law for decision or even supporting an Insurance claim demand action

If matters of motor car accident compensation end up in a dispute, which cannot be solved in pre-litigation (before approaching a court of law), the Quantum of vehicle damages (financial repair value) must be proven as to be reasonable and fair. Such proof should be done by repair/assessment Expert certification made either as Affidavit or by testifying in Court.

It will often be neglected to look on such proof to the right time, together with a damage calculation, in an early stage of a claim, in support of the damages assessed.

In a good number of cases the challenge to prove reasonableness and fair costs only comes to the fore, in the late stage of a compensation action, perhaps at the end of a suit in a Court of Law, whereby the process initiating and pursuing the claim will take even a long period of time.

That implies, it will be almost certainly be difficult to proof vehicle damages as requested, after a long term period, if not care had been taken about such crucial evidence, at an early stage.

In the absence of a proper certification of fair and reasonable damages, the court will not just accept some repair quotations, as the basis to proof reasonable and fair repair costs. It will at least require an invoice including proof of payment, to accept such as basis or factor for a ruling.

A privately repaired car accident damage will have little chance to be awarded what a professional workshop would have charged, unless there will be proper upfront damage assessment and certified proof of reasonable and fair repair value.

Once a vehicle is not repaired, to the time the judgement, and no qualified proof of damages supplied, a severe risk is apparent, or the damages needed to be assessed now.

A sufficient proof can be a proper assessment report, or a detailed repair quotation, accompanied with detailed photographs of the damages and an expert testimony about the fact, the costs are fair and reasonable. Such certification should even testify that only damages are listed, that stem from the particular impact. That may be a challenge after such a long time.

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What about to look on when choosing your repairer.

On route to look for a professional, experienced and quality devoted auto body repairer, but still have a compatible and reasonable repair bill, will be the challenge for those, don't have a long term repair partner to turn to.

Finding the very lowest repair offer, should not be the very first priority, when choosing a qualified auto repairer.

The very first priority should be: full professional car accident repair work and no risk in effective repair costs spent, to be unreasonable or not fair, but sufficient to repair the vehicle professional and to manufacturers standards.

Effective repair costs, should not overshooting the quotation and should give support about the reasonable and fair repair costs, if disputes about repair calculations arise.

In need finding someone suitable repairing the car accident damages, one of the essentials will be, the workshop is qualified and well equipped, trained on your make and type of car, to do a proper accident repair job, but still to reasonable and comparable financial conditions, generally accepted in the auto motive repair sector.

Inflated labour costs, or adding older damages, will most certainly trigger disputes. It is highly recommended not taking chances, as it may become a burden instead of a bargain.

When it comes to car accident damage repairs, for which the liable party must compensate, there is little need to compromise, as the liable party or his/her motor insurer, must accept fair repair costs, as long as damage repair will be economically viable, and not exceed the market value the motor car has been worth, in the state before impact, beeing the pre-collision value.

Compromises can be made, as long as the safety and roadworthiness of the motor vehicle isn't in jeopardy, if damages for repair must be paid out of your own pocket, or requires substantial own contribution, as to apportioning of damages.

It must however be taken into account, that any improper repair will negatively affect and drop down, the actual market value of the vehicle or even compromise safety and/or roadworthy.

Getting the motor vehicle, back on the road and safe to drive, is key. Compromise may be acceptable in optical, spray paint matters, but not in rebuilding the structure of the damaged motor car.

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Regularly the repair cost must be funded, before the repairer can start working

Auto accident damage repair costs are regularly not cheap and often turn out higher as expected or even quoted for. That may have several reasons, but commonly not all damages could be seen and calculated, before stripping the vehicle for repairs.

The repair workshop does have a legal right to retain the vehicle as long a payment is made in full.

Such retention of a repaired motor car cannot only be uncomfortable as to be prohibited to use the auto, but may trigger additional costs, such as interest to a high rate and perhaps even extra storage costs, from R 350 upwards a day.

Many motorists being a victim of a car accident, must claim for the financial damage compensation, before repair can be authorised.

Often such damage compensation payment needs to be demanded and enforced, even sometimes by taking legal actions in a court of law, if no sufficient settlement can be found before, in pre-litigation.

A claim for compensation of motor car traffic accident damage, isn't always as easy and quick as thought.

A number of challenges and requirements must be met, of which a proper quantum (repair costs and probably other consequential damages) is only one of it.

Once a full claim for demand and enforcment of vehicle damage compensation is at stake, a full process of demand needs to be gone through.

In many cases its can be advisable to make use of professional claim support, offered by the legal profession and even better to make use of specialised motor vehicle damage compensation experts, such as RAMLA (Road Accident Management & Legal Action) in South Africa.

RAMLA offers client tailored service solution, to very acceptable and reasonable fees, capped in costs to just one once off payment, but not limited on actions been taken to get the compensation demanded and paid, regardless if a case is very difficult or even smoothly sorted out.

Should there be a need to claim for compensation, there are several different sections how to deal with a demand.

More information can be obtained to issues as it may be a claim directed to a 3rd party directly,

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or a claim against own comprehensive insurance cover.

Following the applicable link above, should give a claimant or a defendant more in lighting of the process and challenges.

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Will the liable party pay car hire costs?

As according to today's South African law, car hire expenses will only be granted in very few definite circumstances and further not for endless periods of time.

Unfortunately car hire is much restricted in South Africa and to our point of view, unjustified.

If every victim of a South African motor collision, suffered damages and as a result the car isn't drivable at all, should have the right to be compensated for adequate car hire, the Motor Insurance Companies would have to change strategies, from delaying to speeding up a process, which will be welcomed by most, if not all participants in a compensation action.

If all those, deprived of using the damaged motor car, being entitled for car hire, during the process of the claim or repair, the costs for car hire expenses to be compensated by the motor insurance industry, will soar to amounts that may be equal or outweigh the compensation costs of repairs.

Compensation for car hire will be paid for, if the damaged vehicle is used and utilised in business to create income or perform a part of, or in direct relation of the business. That means car hire in South Africa, will be granted for business purposes or for creating income, only.

That however cannot be interpreted, that travel to and from work, will even be a form of creating income, and be regarded as applicable to claim car hire. Coming and going from and to work, is regarded as personal transport and therefore, we say - unfairly - denied.

But even entitled motorists, do have the obligation mitigating consequential losses. Every participant in a claim for motor accident damages does have the obligation, to mitigate consequential costs or damages, i.e. in storage costs of damaged motor cars or car hire etc.

One solution may be, the selected repair workshop give a client the benefit and provide a customer with a courtesy car, for the time period of the accident repair. This will be a big plus, in determination or selection of a repair workshop.

If it however can or must be expected, that the compensation claim may be of longer term, often once matters gets into the state of dispute, or damages are complicated to be repaired or even the motor car is called a write off, it may be advisable buying a cheap car for bridging the time period and secure transport, and selling it with a smaller loss, once matters are sorted.

Car hire costs are expensive, and if taken or rented a car temporarily, without having checked the merits or entitlement for car hire compensation, costs can work out high, very quickly higher as any loss between buy and sell an interim car for use.

Only take a hire car, if the merits and entitlement are checked.

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Your panel beater or repair partner should support a customer in disputes about repair costs.

Once motor car accident damages are documented properly and it still comes to a dispute about the costs being reasonable and fair, the repairer should support your car accident claim as technical expert witnesses, if disputes over the amount of damages or repair need can't be resolved, and the estimate may differ from a vehicle damage assessment, the other party has undertaken, or the car accident compensation claim must be pursued in a court of law.

There may well be a need for an expert witness, to underline and prove the technical details and the damage claimed for, in support of a claim action.

Expert witnesses serve to prove disputed facts. They may also be necessary to support a rebuttal of an insurance damage assessment, which leads to a negative or insufficient offer to compensate for the car accident damage.

A sufficient experienced panel beater or other suitable expert craftsmen in the auto repair industry can be an expert witness.

Unfortunately a number of workshop owners or managers, do not like it very much, investing time and effort in such support, as they know about time consuming and ineffective court procedures in South Africa. An alternative can be appointing an independent vehicle damage assessor.

Utilising a qualified damage assessor, in the first place, to quantify the damages is preferable, once a certain damage value or other impacts can be expected, leading to a dispute. Professional motor assessors are better qualified and do have the experience in disputes about damages, so they can be of great help in finding a solution.

If matters eventually need to be heard in a court of law, as no other preferable settlement could be reached in pre-litigation, a motor assessor will be most commonly a better and more prepared expert witness, presenting the matter in a hearing.

Panel beater's and auto body repair workshops do know the vehicle damage assessors, regularly visiting the place to check client damages. They may be perfectly able to recommend a qualified assessor in the area to take care of the matter.

It will therefore be good for a customer, making sure if there will be support from the repair expert, before finally make a decision about the workshop that should do the repair. As mentioned above in car hire, it may even be a criteria if the workshop will be willing and able, support the client with a courtesy car, bridging repair times.

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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.

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 in unfair declines or apportionment of damages, take matter on review to the Ombudsman, or even get matters to be judged in a court of law, should all fail to find a solution before 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 those 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.

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.

Lot of those issues may not be according to valid law, and just a reaction of someone in charge don't care, not having the necessary skills or just follow a strategy to get rid of valid claims, should not be accepted.

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. It should not be the correct way and get a claimant 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 claim, if it isn't as clear what the implications are and what evidence the other party/Insurance do have, are very good to stand through, even if a summons may be served.

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 it not be so in the first place, we do all we can to improve 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.

But telling the truth, chances of success are entirely based on facts and evidence in every particular case and there cannot be any guarantee being better as proof and evidence.


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, 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 other 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 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 that will please most of those with an open mind to new technologies 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.


Should you have been through all the 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.

Kind Regards Your RAMLA team

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