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Passenger left with no leg to stand on

updated: 24-Oct-14

Fortunately, de Broglio Inc provided much needed support in her time of need.  This leading law firm settled her Road Accident Fund claim for R2, 461, 827.00 in the South Gauteng High Court. They represented her suing the RAF for her damages. 

Phumla Monwabisi* was a front seat passenger in a motor vehicle travelling through Sandton one day when suddenly the driver of her vehicle lost control and hit a pole. Phumla could not remember anything about how the accident happened, and still to this day has no memory of the terrible events that occurred on that summer day in 2009. 

Traumatically, Phumla lost her left leg which was amputated below the knee. Her right leg was also badly broken and she underwent numerous operations in order to save her right leg. She lost consciousness following the impact of the accident and only regained consciousness in hospital where she was admitted for 3 months after which she underwent rehabilitation for a month. 

Phumla had just started her job at the time of the accident, and as a result of her injuries suffered, was unable to return to work, consequently losing her job and her source of income. 

Phumla was really struggling to accept and adapt to her new situation. She felt overwhelmed and needed help. She consulted with de Broglio Inc and the firm decided to represent her in her claim against the RAF. de Broglio Inc are specialist attorneys in personal injury and medical negligence claims. They are widely considered an authority in RAF claims. They took on Phumla’s RAF with their usual vigour and prepared to settle her claim drawing on their knowledge and experience of the last 19 years in the field. 

The legal squad from de Broglio Inc attended the SGHC with Phumla mid May 2014. The matter was settled in the amount of R2, 461, 827.00. all parties involved agreed that this was an outstanding settlement. 

Phumla was beyond happy with her settlement. She said, “it’s a new day, new chapter being opened filled with goodness. I do not have many words but to  just say keep up the fantastic work. I will 100% recommend anyone to you.”

*Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality. 


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