oa De Rebus - Will your client survive an accident under the RAF Amendment Act financially

Volume 2006, Issue 458
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



Imagine the following situation: Your client is a young. successful. and ambitious person. He is a few years away from qualifying as an orthopaedic surgeon. and from being financially strong and independent. Then. one morning on his way to work, an accident occurs, through no fault of his own. Doctors say he is lucky to be alive, but his injuries are severe and he will unfortunately never be able to work again. Although he survived the accident, the question now is: Will he survive financially, in terms of the recently promulgated Road Accident Fund Amendment Act 19 of 2005 (the RAF Amendment Act)?

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