When road accidents result in the death of a husband, father and sole bread winner, de Broglio Inc Attorneys are there to fight for compensation for the spouses and children who are left behind.
On 3 March 2007, Jack Erasmus was fatally wounded in a motor vehicle accident when a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction to him traversed from one side of the highway into his correct lane of travel, colliding with him and resulting in injuries which took his life.
Jack left behind his wife Janet, son Gert, and daughter Elise. Jack had been the sole provider for his family, who were now left with no support.
De Broglio Inc Attorneys consulted with Janet and immediately set about in claiming for loss of support from the RAF for Janet and the two children who were now without a husband and father. Jack had been the sole bread winner for his family. He had owned a coffee shop and had had a second business at the time of the accident. Janet had not been working at the time of the accident.
Claiming for loss of support can be a complicated and intense process, especially when the victim is now deceased and cannot testify. De Broglio Inc Attorneys are specialists in Loss of Support claims against the Road Accident Fund and through thorough investigations and consultations with the relevant parties, they were able to settle the case for a substantial amount which would serve as compensation for Janet and the children.
Fortunately, Jack had kept sound financial records of his businesses and upon consultation with his auditor, de Broglio Inc attorneys were able to obtain detailed financial statements for both businesses. This evidence was critical in proving what Jack was earning in order to fully calculate a claim for his family for their support.
Since the accident, Jack’s wife and two children have relocated to Scotland to be closer to family. Jack’s wife is not working, and the one child is still in school.
In this case, the merits were settled 100% in the favour of de Broglio Inc Attorneys and Jack’s family, and the matter settled for an amount of R1 504 569.00.
*Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality