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Road Accident Fund claim settled for R1, 500, 000.00

updated: 02-Oct-14

The hard work and determination of the legal force that is de Broglio Inc paid off in the South Gauteng High Court when a settlement of R1, 500, 000.00 was awarded to their client, a pedestrian, who had been struck by a motor vehicle while standing on the side of the road trying to push start a vehicle.  

24 year old Jacob Bhekezi* was en route to work when the collision happened.  He immediately lost consciousness and only woke up again 2 weeks later while he was lying in hospital. He stayed in hospital for six months and used crutches for many months afterwards. 

He had sustained severe fractures to both his legs and the bones had not healed properly to the point where even 6 months after the accident they were still in casts and he was still wheel chair bound. He also suffered facial bone fractures and a fractured base of skull.  Further he fractured two of his vertebrae and had rib fractures. 

Jacob was terribly injured. He still suffers daily pain and discomfort as a result of his injuries. 

To make matters worse, Jacob was not paid for the 16 months he was off from work recuperating and once he  back at work he was informed that he would have other duties and his salary then decreased by almost 50%.  

Walking is unsafe for pedestrians in South Africa. de Broglio Inc handle hundreds of claims against the RAF where the client was a pedestrian standing or walking along the side of the road and suddenly a motor vehicle hit them. The sheer volume of pedestrian claims against the RAF have made these type of claims one of de Broglio Inc’s speciality claims. They know exactly how to go about the claim, what evidence and reports to obtain, and how to best represent their clients in these matters. 

This matter was settled for R1, 500,00.00 in the South Gauteng High Court. 

Jacob was overjoyed with the result obtained in her settlement. She commented to the legal team at de Broglio Inc, “I would like to commend you on your excellent service you offered to me, it was a process unknown to me but you guided me through, in future if someone is in my same condition I will refer them to you.”

*Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality. 

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