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R 1 921 699.80 accident pay-out for injured plumber after head-on collision

updated: 05-Dec-12

Motor vehicle accidents can immobilize their  victims for life. With 16 years’ experience in Road Accident Fund claims, de Broglio Inc Attorneys are experts at assisting those who are unable to look after themselves in a time of crisis and take whatever measures are necessary to get top results for those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to no fault of their own.

Mark du Toit* and his wife were driving down Jan Smuts Avenue on the morning of 26 October 2007. A vehicle travelling in the opposite direction lost control and plummeted head on into them at a high speed forcing them to roll and finally collide with a concrete wall on the opposite side of the road where they lay helplessly trapped in their crushed vehicle.
Mark woke up in hospital to a devastating new reality. He had sustained multiple severe injuries including a fracture of the right tibia and fibula, fracture of the left patella, fracture of the left proximal tibial plateau, haematoma of the left eye and a deep laceration over the right side of his forehead.
Mark would be in hospital for weeks and would have to endure many hours of rehabilitation in order to be able to regain some type of mobility.
As leading specialists in Road Accident Fund claims, de Broglio Inc Attorneys know that these matters can take years to settle and wanted to begin the procedure for Mark without delay. With their “no mountain is too high” approach, they consulted with Mark while he was in hospital taking care to ensure he only received the best service.
Mark had worked as a plumber his entire working life and was not skilled to do any other type of work. Due to the severity of injuries to both his legs, he was unable to return to his occupation as a plumber. His mobility is permanently restricted and he will never again be able to do any type of plumbing work, even with assistance.
The De Broglio team ensured they claimed fully for Mark and the merits were settled in his favour and the other driver was found guilty of causing the accident. De Broglio were able to secure a settlement of R 1 921 699.80. This amount was awarded and Mark was very satisfied with the outcome of the matter and the outstanding service he had received from de Broglio Inc Attorneys throughout the claim proceedings.
*Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality


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