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Car veers, crashes into couple

updated: 30-Apr-13

According to Wikipedia, an accident is an unplanned event and implies a generally negative outcome which may have been avoided or prevented had circumstances leading up to the accident been recognized, and acted upon, prior to its occurrence. Unfortunately, in many motor vehicle accidents, efforts to avoid collisions are futile, as was the case with the Bezuidenhouts.

It was a hot Saturday in January 2009 when Mrs Bezuidenhout* was a passenger in her husband’s motor vehicle and they were involved in an accident of which she has no memory. de Broglio Inc represented herself and her husband in their claims against the Road Accident Fund. Her husband reports that he was driving when suddenly another motor vehicle swerved into their lane. He tried to avoid the accident but he was unable to and the oncoming vehicle collided with them.

Mr Bezuidenhout suffered a broken wrist and whiplash. The team at de Broglio Inc employed leading experts in both Mr and Mrs Bezuidenhouts’ claims to ensure every effect from the accident was considered in the claims for compensation. de Broglio Inc settled Mr Bezuidenhout’s case for R381 179.00 in the North Gauteng High Court. Unfortunately, Mrs Bezuidenhout suffered far worse injuries and consequences. Since the accident, Mrs Bezuidenhout’s life has been dramatically altered. A mother of four now suffering from constant bodily pain and emotional instability resulting in her relationships with her children and her husband suffering negatively. She suffered a head injury as well as a diffuse brain injury, soft tissue injuries to her neck and back and a blunt chest injury with rib and sternal fractures.

Her work life has also been tainted. Mrs Bezuidenhout is currently unemployed as she felt she had to resign from her ex-employment as she said she was unable to work given her memory and mood problems and incessant tiredness since the accident. Her last employer advised de BroglIo Inc that she was unable to cope, was very emotional and that there was no chance of her being promoted. A grim reference for a woman who was once a successful accountant.

In the hands of the all-powerful team at de Broglio Inc, Mrs Bezuidenhout’s claim was handled professionally, thoroughly and successfully. Her claim was settled in the North Gauteng High Court for R1 516 014.00 with an undertaking to cover any future medical expenses that she may incur for accident-related treatment.

*Names have been changed to protect the confidentiality of clients


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