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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.

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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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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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Towing - Storage - SMD (salvage management and disposal)

Matters of towing a vehicle from the scene of a car accident will apply, once the damaged auto will not be save for driving, or to avoid further damages to the vehicle, during the move to a save place.

The insured motorist should contact the insurance company before authorising the tow. If the insurance company give the green light, taking the car to safety they commonly send a towing vehicle, from one of the authorised companies in the area. They will take care for those towing costs.

A motorist, not insured or only covered against 3rd party motor accident damages, should be aware of the costs the towing company will charge, before authorising and/or signing anything with the towing company.

There are still some towing companies taking chances and bill unreasonable or take the damaged vehicle to an improper place, may be even more far away as necessary, resulting in higher costs.
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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.

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Risks and costs in towing actions . . .

Towing costs forms part of consequential losses additional to physical vehicle damages, in a recovery action, and should be awarded by the liable party.

As mentioned earlier on this page, there are still some towing companies, that take chances in the moment of confusion, after the car accident happened. Be aware and vigilant to the conditions, costs etc. and rather put a sticker on your windscreen, saying no tow without special permission.

The tow should be performed in a safe manner with a suitable vehicle, as some motor cars with automatic gear, should only be moved loaded on a tow truck.

The challenge will be, to be towed to a safe place, where some security control is given, but to the next suitable place and not to any workshop in more distance, recommended by a tow truck driver.

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The very best will be, rather getting the damaged motor vehicle to a private safe place, even if it will be in a more far distance as the next suitable storage.

Having the motor car in a private place, either at home or a safe place known more nearby, will solve and avoid a lot of possible hassle.

The car owner will be in control of the vehicle, until a solution or settlement is found. Towing costs can be charged individually and can work out remarkable for just a minor service. Regular distances of towing, should be billed for in the range from R 2000 to up to R 4000, but the possible cost should be known, before allowing it.

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

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Towing employees as witness . . .

Once a motor car, damaged in a traffic accident, will be towed to a safe place, the preparations for the demand and claim recovering damages, will take place.

As mentioned, evidence is needed to proof a case for car accident damage recovery, and that can be supported effectively by witness statements.

A towing truck driver may not been an eye witness at the scene of the accident, but have seen the scene of the accident and the positions of the motor cars involved.

This may be a useful additional testimony, once parties change attitude or positions in an upcoming claim, facing the amount of repair costs.

Certainly some towing guys are waiting at intersections or sections of roads for accidents just to come, as they know which sections produce car accidents more frequently as others. Once they have seen the impact happened, they are valuable eye witness and a testimony should be given.

It will be necessary to secure true and complete personal details and contacts, including email etc. of the person in charge and the towing company.

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Some towing guys are seen, as to be open for hand outs, which can give problems. But if a case cannot be solved in pre-litigation (before actions in a court of law) and needs to be escalated to the court level, such person can be challenged to testify under oath.

Others are just not eager to be involved in a matter as above and reluctant to cooperate at all.

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Storage of the damaged vehicle during initial check out . . .

A number of towing companies offers scrap yards for the storage of damaged vehicles, but are likely to charge for daily storing costs, sometimes unreasonably high, compared with what they deliver.

Storage should be kept as short as possible, once the service must be paid for. Other risks as stripping of parts or other damages occur and it's difficult to hold anyone accountable.

If a case for compensation is reported for pursuit to a South African motor insurance company, and the damages are expected to exceed a certain amount, an assessor will be instructed to calculate and assess the damages.

Regularly motor insurance company's pays for towing and storing, if authorised by them, until the time of assessment.

But it must be expected that they decline any further pay, saying any participant in a car accident do have the obligation to mitigate damages.

It's highly advisable to take the motor car away from such place, charging for storage, immediately or even better not taking it to such a place at all.

Sometimes it has been observed, that motor insurance companies, once the assessment results as write off or total loss, to transfer the "scrap" to SMD (salvage management and disposal) for further sale of the salvage.

Such action should only be done in consent with the car owner, but sometimes they simply act as it pleased them.

Once the motor car is out of control, there will be little chances if any, to crosscheck evidence and results of the damage assessment.

More than just one time, a motorist and car owner likes fixing damages on their own, as they may find them fit doing so for lower costs as stipulated in the assessment, and therefore want the car back instead of the pay of the calculated salvage.

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SMD (Salvage Management and Disposal)

SMD is a place or company specialised dealing with motor cars badly damaged in traffic accidents, which are calculated being a "write off" or uneconomically to repair. "Write off" simply means the cost to repair such motor vehicle, will be higher than the market value the motor car has been worth, before the impact.

The scrap value of the motor car or the damaged vehicles price in the stadium of destruction is called Salvage.

Some South African motor insurance companies take over the salvage into its possession and in return pay out the calculated salvage value next to the difference to the market value. Given the assessment and calculations are accurate, this will by far be the fairest form of compensation.

Other motor insurance companies refuse to take over such scrap even to the value calculated by its own assessor. In such case, either the car owner must deal with the disposal of the salvage and sell it to SMD or any other willing buyer or scrap place.

Salvage management and disposal just mean, they professionally take over the marketing and sale of such written motor cars, for profit.

Once they took it over for disposal, they give it a price to sell for.

Car owners that are hands on or capable of doing repair on their own, sometimes see a chance to get the vehicle repaired to better conditions or lower costs as the salvage that will be paid over by the insurance company, and therefore prefer to repair the car, despite called a "write off".

Once the car is in possession of SMD, an interested buyer must pay the price they set out, which in some cases is higher than the salvage paid out the car owner.

If a car owner indeed like restoring his damaged vehicle under his own control, but need getting it out of SMD, despite never had consented to transfer the motor car to them, may have a problem to get it back for just the amount he received as compensation for salvage.

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