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Programmer compensated for losses

updated: 16-May-14

Excellent settlement of R2, 734, 295.00 for our client with a laceration to the left eye, a broken nose and a moderate head injury. With the legal team of de Broglio behind him, this client has walked away with a settlement which superseded his highest expectations. de Broglio Inc are expert attorneys who specialize in suing the Road Accident Fund and their years of experience culminate in repeated successful settlements such as these. 

Neil Robertson* was driving along Old Pretoria Main Road when a white bakkie overtook him as they were approaching a bend. The bakkie suddenly swerved back into his lane when it was not safe to do so and collided with the front of Neil’s vehicle. Neil then swerved out to the left, drove over a ditch and finally came to a stop. He lost consciousness as a result of the accident. 

Neil had obtained his BSc Computer Science degree and at the time of the accident had been working as a programmer. His life seemed to be going smoothly with his career on track and future prospects looking hopeful . But then the accident happened and everything changed for the worse. Unfortunately, he has been unemployed since one year after the accident and has not been able to secure employment since due to the repercussions of his injuries suffered. 

He decided to pursue a claim against the RAF and contacted de Broglio Inc to handle his case. de Broglio Inc took on his matter and handled every step along the way, keeping him updated and always providing the best service.

de Broglio Inc arranged for Neil to consult with various leading medico legal experts whose reports were served on the RAF’s attorneys in support of his claim. 

His court date was set for the 6th of February 2014 in the South Gauteng High Court. Rishan attended court with his attorney from de Broglio Inc and his counsel. His advocate was able to approach the RAF directly with consent from the defendant attorney and secure a settlement of R2, 734, 295.00 after a 50% apportionment. The legal team was very pleased with this settlement.

Neil was also incredibly happy with how his case was handled and with his settlement. He said, “…this is amazing, never expected this…Extremely professional and outstanding. I still can’t get it in my head, it will hit soon.” 

*Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality. 


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