As a premier law firm based in the Cape Town area, Riaan De Wit Attorneys are one of the leading providers of personal injury legal advice and representation. The firm has a wealth of experience under its name which is complemented by a solid track record and repute for providing comprehensive solutions that meet every client’s individual needs.
Riaan De Wit Attorneys has a specialized focus on personal injury and motor vehicle accident claims against the Road Accident Fund for injuries suffered by victims of road accidents involving cars. The firm features a legal team comprised of highly skilled experts who can swiftly handle all cases ranging from million rand Road Accident Fund or Personal Injury Claims to the loss of support or income. With over 18 years’ experience in Personal Injury cases and substantial experience in Road Accident Fund litigation and with a contingency basis (no win, no fee), there is always peace of mind that your case is in good hands.
About the Firm
Company founder, Riaan de Wit, has been a practicing attorney for the last twenty years during which he has specialized in numerous major personal injuries, medical negligence and third party claims. In 1998 he established the firm which has since expanded to feature a full compact of staff operating out of several across the country including George, Western Cape and Mthatha, Eastern Cape, as well as consultation facilities in Cape Town at Lombard & Kriek Attorneys.
The company is committed to providing services of the highest quality and strives to enhance this by regularly touching base with and updating clients, and by offering access to an extensive panel of top medico legal and other specialists’ services and advocates while financing the considerable costs of bringing these matters to trial.
The Claims Process
A person who has suffered a serious injury could be liable to collect compensation beyond what has been provided through insurance claims. To have a claim, under the current system in terms of the 1996 Act of Parliament, you need to satisfy two requirements:
- Quantum: A person must be able to show they were injured in an accident and received medical treatment subsequent to the accident. To be eligible for a Personal Injury Claim or Loss of Support cases, the victim of the accident must have either died or sustained a significant injury that would result in the loss of income.
- Merit: The person making the claim needs to prove they were not responsible for the accident.
Riaan De Wit Attorneys uses the expertise of MVO Consultants to investigate all motor vehicle accidents in terms of establishing the cause of the accident and providing comprehensive reports.