Would you Know How to Submit a Rail Accident Claim?

It is a fact that public transport systems in South Africa have been overburdened for many years. Of greater concern, however, is that the burden is increasing. While this has resulted in a great deal of inconvenience and discomfort for commuters, a more serious consequence is the increased risk of injury to passengers, particularly on the nation’s rail routes, where accident claims have been increasing in frequency.
Personal injuries claims

More South Africans Now Seeking Help from Personal Injury Lawyers

Accidents happen and, statistically, most of them happen to someone else. Those that may occur closer to home can usually be attributed to an act of carelessness and will typically result in nothing more serious than a minor burn or scald, a cut finger, or a few bruises. On occasion, however, it is not our own carelessness that is the cause of our misfortune, but an error, omission, oversight, or irresponsible act by a third party. Where the consequences are far-reaching, some measure of compensation may be due. Experience has shown that retaining a personal injury lawyer is invariably the best means to ensure a prompt and just settlement.

Personal Injury – Your Right to Claim and How to Proceed

We have probably all laughed over footage of some comedian strolling along the pavement only to disappear into a manhole left uncovered, or struck by some falling object when walking under a ladder. For a stuntman, this is all in a day’s work, but for the average citizen, the consequences of such an incident could be a serious injury, or even a permanent disability. If it should happen to you, would you be aware of your right to make a personal injury claim and would you be confident that you know how to proceed?

Who Should Pursue Your Road Accident Fund Claim?

In response to the belief that the private sector was failing to adequately address the personal hardships of those directly involved, and the secondary impact on the economy resulting from road accidents, a state-sponsored insurance fund, from which the innocent victims of such incidents could claim compensation, was established in 1997. To finance the operation, a special levy was applied to the fuel price and, together with investment income, provides for operating costs and compensation payments. In the event of shortfalls, the national public entity can appeal to the treasury for grants or seek loans from the private sector.

National Wills Week: Let an Attorney Write Your Will for Free

The following information was provided by the Law Society of South Africa.

6 reasons why you should have a will

  1. It is your right to decide who should inherit your assets.
  2. You must ensure your family is provided for in terms of your last wishes.
  3. Your assets will be left to the beneficiaries of your choice.
  4. The executor who is appointed is someone you know, trust and may have chosen yourself.
  5. You will avoid extra or unnecessary costs.
  6. You will avoid unhappiness and conflict among members of your family because there are clear instructions on how to distribute your assets.

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