A court order was eventually obtained for R1.9 million, 190 times the Road Accident Fund’s offer
A minor child was walking on the side of the road when he was struck by a negligently driven furniture delivery vehicle. The matter was initially dealt with by another firm of attorneys before SM’s mother approached us for assistance. The Road Accident Fund had at this stage tendered an offer of R10 000.00 in full and final settlement of young SM’s claim. We took over the file from his previous attorneys and sent him for a multitude of assessments from our panel of medical experts who determined that he had suffered a head injury as a result of the collision. We then proceeded to set the matter down for trial. An order was eventually obtained for 1.9 million together with an undertaking to cover any future medical expenses. We subsequently assisted young SM in purchasing a home and investing the balance to provide him a monthly income for the rest of his life.