Ms. D. was a passenger in a bakkie, which had overturned. This resulted in her suffering serious injuries including a head injury which left her with disfigurement of her forehead as well as cognitive deficits (problems with memory and changes to behaviour). No offer of settlement at all was forth coming from the Road Accident Fund. As a result we had to issue summons out of the High Court. Still no offer was forth coming.
Only shortly before trial did the Road Accident Fund make an offer of R600 000.00 less a 20% apportionment, client was 20% liable for own injuries, which was rejected. We were eventually able to finalise this matter for a figure of R 3 609 295, 00 together with an undertaking for payment of all future medical treatment the client may require and no apportionment against client.