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De Broglio secures R1 504 569.00 for widow and children

updated: 22-Dec-12

When road accidents result in the death of a breadwinner, the stability of the financial future of the spouse and children hang in the balance. De Broglio Inc attorneys have the expertise and determination to protect and enforce the rights spouses and children have regarding compensation

In March 2007, our client, Janet Patterson*, lost her husband when he was killed in a car accident when the driver of another vehicle traversed from one side of the highway to the other side, colliding into the car driven by Janet’s husband.

Aside from the obvious emotional distress that accompanies the death of a loved one, the remaining spouse is left with the sole financial burden of financially providing not only for themselves, but for their children too. De Broglio Inc consulted with Janet and investigated the facts of the case. Based on the research executed by our attorneys, De Broglio Inc immediately set off to pursue a loss of support claim against the RAF. At the time of his death, Janet’s husband owned two businesses, thus providing Janet with the opportunity to focus on being a homemaker and mother. She therefore was not employed at the time of her husband’s death, further enabling her bring action against the Road Accident Fund.

De Broglio Inc prides itself on winning cases through in-depth knowledge, extensive research and legal expertise regarding cases with the RAF. In this particular case, these qualities and tools were particularly useful as the deceased could not testify. Sound and thorough financial records maintained by the Janet’s husband proved to be invaluable in settling the case and calculating a fair and generous amount which would serve as compensation for the loss of spousal support. The merits of this claim were settled 100% in De Broglio Inc’s favor and the matter settled for an amount of R1 504 569.00 As a result of the case’s success, Elaine was able to relocate to Scotland and put her two children through school.


*Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality

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