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R2,000,000.00 Settlement Secured for Passenger

updated: 23-Jun-16

A spectacular result was achieved by de Broglio Attorneys Inc. recently in a claim where they represented a young man against the Road Accident Fund (RAF). de Broglio Attorneys Inc. have built their practice on years and years of legal expertise in the fields of RAF claims, personal injury claims and medical negligence claims. They have handled a large variety of claims and are able to overcome hurdles many other law firms are unable to. Their reputation as being the leading law firm in personal injury work is boosted by their high settlement rate and excellent service delivery.

In this recent settlement, a tragic story led Ettienne Botha* to the doors of de Broglio Attorneys Inc. for assistance with a claim against the RAF. He was involved in an accident 15 years ago when he was 6 years and had no memory of the accident. His father was driving when another vehicle collided with them. Ettienne was flung from the vehicle and was knocked unconscious. His injuries included a head injury, a soft tissue lower back injury as well as several lacerations. He lost his father in the accident as he passed away from the injuries he sustained. 

Suing the RAF can be a long and overwhelming process with many pitfalls which can lead to one’s entire case being unsuccessful or even being undersettled. Fortunately, Ettienne entrusted de Broglio Attorneys Inc. with his claim who handled it with the highest professionalism and expertize. 

This case had one major difficulty and that was in proving how injuries from 15 years ago affected Ettienne over his life thus far. The law firm employed the top specialist in Gauteng to assist with proving his claim and gathered expanses of evidence to prove so.

Ettienne and his attorneys were accompanied by Counsel to the North Gauteng High Court on the day of his trial. His matter was setlled in totality for the outstanding amount of R2,000,000.00. 

Ettienne and his family praised de Broglio Attorneys Inc. for their powerful efforts in ensuring his RAF claim was handled astutely throught the entire process and that a substantial settlement figure was achieved upon finalization. His mother said, “We started this journey with you guys 4 years ago not really knowing what to expect – but the expectation was quite low.  It was a long road and we saw loads of doctors and got tired from time to time but your regular feedback and information kept us going and we made sure that we went to every appointment we were booked for and today all we can say is thank you very much.”

*Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality. 

Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case.