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Dependants Awarded R2,523,665.00 for Loss of Support

updated: 28-Nov-16

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) provides compensation for dependents who lose a breadwinner in a motor vehicle or motor cycle accident for which they were not to blame. De Broglio Attorneys Inc. have been handling loss of support claims for many years and have the legal know-how and experience to be able to process and settle these claims successfully. Not only do de Broglio Attorneys Inc. manage the RAF claims for their clients, they also provide their clients with hope for the future after tragedy has left them without a loved one as is evidenced in one of our recent settlements below. 

When Louis Steyn* was killed in a motor cycle accident in 2014, he left behind his wife Monica* and his young son, Jack*. Not only had Monica and Jack tragically lost their beloved husband and father, but they had also lost the financial support that Louis had provided for them and found themselves distraught with grief and financial burdens. 

Jack’s mother contacted de Broglio Attorneys Inc. to assist them with a claim against the RAF for loss of support. This prestigious law firm accepted her instructions to proceed with a claim and litigated in the North Gauteng High Court against the RAF.

De Broglio Attorneys Inc. kept their clients updated throughout the claims process, and took the all of the necessary steps and actions to ensure that their claim was handled professionally and eventually settled for the most money possible. 

Monica was thrilled with the service she received from de Broglio Attorneys Inc. and said, “From the beginning, all the ladies helped me and it was great because going through this traumatic experience you need someone and Michael and them are fast. They are fast. I know of other people who waited 7 years before their stuff was done. Michael really changed our lives and I know I can pick up the phone or send Nicolle a mail and she will phone me back and ask me how I am. Whatever the matter is, they will solve it for me.”

Their case was settled in the North Gauteng High Court for the staggering amount of R2,523,665.00. Impressively, de Broglio Attorneys Inc. managed to settle their claim in less than 3 years from the date of the accident. 

Monica and Jack were ecstatic with their settlement. Monica said, “with de Broglio you feel like a person for the first time. For the first time, somebody treats you like a person and not a number. Alright, the Road Accident Fund take their time but from de Broglio’s side they were amazing and I was so, so happy. Cause you know what, at that time in your life you need someone who will help you and they really came to the party. They tell you this and this and this and this. They tell you this is what is happening. At least I know where I stand with them. If you use other attorneys they don’t even bother to let the client know what’s going on. I know of somebody who went to court in February and she doesn’t know what’s going on. She needs the money and they told her that she must wait and nothing yet. With Michael de Broglio attorneys they are brilliant I recommend them to everyone. They know what they are doing, so go for it. De Broglio Attorneys help you and their drivers wait patiently for you. I am impressed with them and they are a great company. We’ve walked a path together, and I’m very grateful for them. The service was excellent.”

*Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality.


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