RAMLA - car accident damage claim service South Africa
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RAMLA is a specialised Expert in South Africa's Motor Vehicle Accident damage compensation enforcement, or assistance in defensive actions against unreasonable or inflated claims.

RAMLA - car accident damage claim service South Africa
Having a compensation claim against another party, probably insured against claims emanating from car accidents, or against own, comprehensive motor insurance cover, can come with complications. A number of issues can lead to disputes, declines or insufficient settlement offers. RAMLA as an specialised Expert in all MVA matters, can be the solution for any such problems.
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If you are involved in a car accident in South Africa and like to know what to do, please read more.

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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.
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 in South Africa and like to know what to do, please read more.

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.

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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Depreciation - loss of car value after an accident . . .

Everybody who has been trapped in a car accident, and has the damages repaired, even professionally to factory standards, wants to sell the car - and being a honest person - admitting or telling the potential buyer about the accident and the damage repair, will face a lower offer as for the same motor vehicle, without any such accident repair.

The difference between the value of an undamaged car and those being repaired will be the loss of value, called depreciation.

The amount of depreciation or the losses in a sale can be significant, depending on the seriousness of the destruction.

At least any car dealer will check a motor vehicle for accident damage signs, and such experts are clever to find them, even if a person trading in a motor car will not inform the dealer upfront. It may be easier to hide such damages in a private sale, but it's either not honest or fair.
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What creates Depreciation of motor vehicle value at all?

Can I claim for depreciation or loss of value from the liable party?

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Motor Car Accident damage, South Africa?

You want your car accident claim being paid for and recieve your material vehicle accident damage compensation, suffered in a traffic accident on South African roads?

You are welcome to contact RAMLA to receive initial first advice after a free accident fact check to determine your position.

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  RAMLA will be your one-stop car accident claim service in South Africa

       motor car accident damage claim is complex and need your full attention. You will only get sufficient car accident compensation, when you have the proofs you need.            

When you need claim support for car accident damage compensation, in South Africa you are on the right web page.

Car accident compensation claims for damages in South Africa, may cause some headache.

RAMLA is a specialist in material car accident damage claims (no bodily injuries).

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.

What creates Depreciation of motor vehicle value at all?

Any influences that effect the factory standard, bad technical maintenance, or involvement in a traffic accident, causing damages or destruction to the vehicle, will create some form of diminishing of market value.

Where bad technical maintenance will be the reason for losses of value, compared to well-maintained equivalent motor cars, it will be the sole responsibility of the car owner and only he himself can be blamed for such loss of market value.

But in terms of depreciation caused by a car accident, at least the not liable party will suffer losses, they are not responsible for and generally want avoid such disadvantage, as the South African law grants a party not found liable at all, being brought back to the state of financial value, the motor car has been worth, before impact.

Even a proper and professional repaired motor car accident damage, will create loss of the car value.

It may be that minor damages, such as those just a part, as a wing is damaged and can be changed in one piece, the repaired car will not completely be as to factory standards, i.e. as corrosion protection and the paint, will not be the same anymore. Certainly this kind of loss of value will not be as significant as those of more serious destructions.

The party found negligent and seen liable, must take the losses due to own failure. But once the motor car is insured comprehensively this question will be open to the policy and condition of the terms.

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  Car accidents regularly comes with hassles   RAMLA carefully support you and claim professionally prepared to win your car accident damage claim for compensation.   Legal action will be taken immediately if the claim demands fall on deaf ears   RAMLA car accident claim management files your legal claim and interacts with local attorneys to your success

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Can I claim for compensation in depreciation or loss of value from the liable party?

In South Africa the fact of depreciation after a motor car accident is neglected and motor insurance companies regularly don't accept any claim for the compensation of depreciation.

We are even not aware of any precedent, set out in a judgment, in case dealt with in a court of law.

That means for a claimant, there are high hurdles and obstacles to get compensation for losses in value, at all.

What however is significant, that South African motor insurance companies and vehicle damage assessors, very well look onto any depreciation, once inspecting the damaged motor vehicle in a need to find a market value.

Value will be dropped, once the condition of the inspected motor car will not be as good as it should be, however that definition will be made. The assessor checks all the factors that he may see as influential determine the market value, look to the outside and even to the interior and will give a minus, once he believes it's not to standard.

On the other hand extras may enhance the market value, or low mileage will be credited and provision for a slightly better market value made.

But once it comes to the authorisation of repair, or pay of compensation, most cases in South Africa goes just without any recognition of depreciation.

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Other foreign countries legislation compensates automatically for the extend of depreciation, without a fight. Especially if it comes to a total loss, or a write off, a victim is given an extra percentage of compensation, as it is well-known, that it's not always easy to replace a write off, for the amount found to be the market value, most often minus salvage.

RAMLA is advocating in the matter to demand and claim for depreciation and motivate claimants to take on such general matter, but regrettable most of our clients prefer not to do so, as not being the one taking the hassle and creating the precedent.

Submit your accident documentation for initial review by RAMLA claim service, and receive comments and recommendations, absolutely free.

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Towing any vehicle to safety, after a traffic accident, will be ideal to promote RAMLA highly economical and outstanding claim service to enable the party to claim or defend for material motor car damage compensation, and take part in RAMLA rewards program.

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