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R4, 516, 973.00 Awarded to Child with Brain Damage

updated: 11-Nov-14

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident that wasn’t your fault, you may benefit from making a claim against the Road Accident Fund (RAF). de Broglio Inc are a prominent law firm who specialize in suing the RAF for damages for their clients who were victims in car accidents. One of their latest success stories involves a young boy who was the unfortunate casualty in a tragic accident which left him permanently disfigured and severely injured.  

12 year old Jacob Dlamini* has no recollection of the accident he was involved in. He lost consciousness upon impact and only came around 2 weeks later in hospital. He didn’t even recognise his own mother. Sadly, he would never recognise the world the way he used to again.

He had been an innocent passenger in a motor vehicle that was involved in a collision. Due to the accident, he lost his left eye which had ruptured and was replaced with a glass eye. He has terrible facial scarring and the symmetry of his face has changed. He also suffered multiple facial bone fractures as well as a severe brain injury. Further, he has lost his sense of smell.

de Broglio Inc were called to represent Jacob against the RAF. The leading law firm has many years of experience in this field of law and were confident they would get the best settlement for their client. They looked at how the accident had affected Jacob in all spheres of his life including for example, his education. 

It was established that due to his injuries he will now require remedial schooling and will have a very limited choice in terms of his career. He will also face great difficulties in obtaining work at all due to his appearance and limited sight. 

de Broglio Inc employed a multitude of experts to consult with Jacob and establish just how serious the injuries were as well as to investigate and report on the potential future affects of these. de Broglio Inc have vast experience in handling such claims and were prepared for the trial. 

This matter proceeded to court and was settled in the North Gauteng High Court for a superb amount of R4 516 973.00.

*Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality. 


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