Listeriosis: what are your consumer rights?

The outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa has caused not only fear and concern but numerous deaths. Cited as one of the worst outbreaks in the world, it took several months to pinpoint a source. Now that a major processed meat producer has been targeted, there is still some way to go in evaluating this facility as the key or only source, and some confusion as to the possible recompense for those who have suffered because of what may be negligence.

What You Need to Know Before Submitting a Road Accident Fund Claim

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is a state insurance fund for compensation of damages and injuries suffered by road users in South Africa where such road users are the victims of road accidents. If you have suffered personal injury as the result of an accident involving a vehicle on a South African road in which you were not solely to blame for the accident and damages suffered, you can submit a Road Accident Fund claim. In your Road Accident Fund claim, you can claim compensation for:

The Role of a Personal Injury Lawyer

Many people will have been contacted and informed that they can get help following a recent motor vehicle accident. Operating through call centres, many legal advisors are contacting individuals randomly in the hope of identifying a significant number of potential clients. Combined with the image of ambulance chasers often portrayed in movies, this has not enhanced the public perception of personal injury lawyers. Despite the somewhat negative press, in South Africa alone, thousands of accident victims have every reason to be grateful to one of these extremely necessary legal specialists.
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