Personal Injury Law and the importance of Medical Experts

When you have been injured in an accident and are pursuing a personal injury claim, you will need to present evidence to win your case. Medical experts use their experience and knowledge to give valuable facts and insights to establish the extent of your injuries so...

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Aviation accident – how to get compensation

South Africa has thankfully had a spotless domestic aviation accident record for large commercial passenger planes since 1994. However, according to a News24 article, in the decade spanning 2005 to 2015, there were 318 aviation related injuries and 332 fatalities...

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I was injured by the trains, can I get compensation?

Over 2-million people travel by train in South Africa every day, and according to the State of Safety Report, during the 2016/17 period 495 people tragically lost their lives while 2,095 were injured. This amounts to nearly two deaths per day while almost six people...

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What are pain and suffering damages?

Pain and suffering is the legal term for the physical pain, as well as the emotional and psychological trauma that a person endures as a result of a personal injury accident. While factors such as medical bills, lost income, or anything with a set monetary amount are...

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Top 3 considerations when choosing a personal injury attorney

Being injured in a motor vehicle accident, during a slip and fall, by a dog attacking you, due to medical negligence or in an aviation accident, is a traumatic event. While you are trying to heal, you also have to deal with the stress of the medical procedures as well...

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Dog bite injury? How to prove liability

South Africa has a high prevalence of dog attacks with many fatalities occurring as a result. In 2017, ER24 responded to a total of 103 dog attacks, with many of the victims being children. If you have been injured as the result of a dog attack, you may be able to sue...

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If you have been in a road accident, beware of touts!

Being involved in a road accident is a very stressful situation and often victims are confused and in a lot of pain. Unfortunately, unscrupulous individuals use these circumstances to prey upon victims, either at the accident scene or in hospital, for their own...

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What can you claim for from the Road Accident Fund?

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) exists to provide compensation to road accident victims in South Africa. Whether you were a driver, passenger, motorcyclist, cyclist or pedestrian, as a road user, you are entitled to cover under the Road Accident Fund Act. What can I...

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Do I have a slip and fall injury claim?

“Slip and fall” is a term used for a personal injury case in which a person slips or trips and is injured on someone else's property. These types of injuries often happen due to slippery floors, uneven surfaces or other hazardous conditions and tend to occur mostly in...

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