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How to Choose The Right RAF Attorney

When you have been in a motor vehicle accident, claiming from the Road Accident Fund can be daunting and scary. You might wonder where do I lodge my RAF Claim? How do I start a RAF claim process? Who do I contact regarding my RAF claim? When you make use of a professional attorney, you can rest easy that your claim will be in good hands. A RAF claim handled by a professional RAF attorney will:

  1. Ensure the best outcome for your claim
  2. Get you professional advice
  3. Have the best chance at success

It is all good and well to know to use an attorney for your RAF claim, but the big question remains:

Which attorney to choose for your RAF claim?

Here are a few tips on how to choose an attorney to handle your RAF claim:

  1. Choose an attorney in your location

It is now easier than ever to organize a telecom meeting with multiple ways to get the message across. However, when dealing with matters of the law, you cannot get away from physical meetings. Amongst meeting your attorney, he/she will request that you undergo a physical exam by a doctor in order to process your RAF claim. Documents need to be signed by all parties involved before the process can commence and it is often just easier to explain the process in person. There are reputable RAF attorneys all over the country in all major cities and even some smaller towns, which will be more than competent to handle your RAF claim.

  1. Use a RAF attorney

There are many types of attorneys and sometimes attorneys can perform multiple functions. However, be careful to use an attorney who has not done RAF claims before, because he/she might not be as familiar with the process and this might prolong your payout. The size of the firm does not always matter, but experience of the firm does. Therefore, it is obvious that the more attorneys working at a firm the more experienced the firm will be collectively.

  1. Choose an attorney you ‘click’ with

Like we all know, trust is the foundation of any relationship, especially ‘client-attorney affairs’ (so to speak). During your first meeting you will most probably be able to determine whether he/she is forthcoming. Ask the attorney about your case’s chance of success and failure. If the attorney sounds too optimistic and does not explain all the risks thoroughly, he/she is most probably not entirely honest at the time and might not have your best interests at heart.

  1. Check the attorney’s credibility

Apart from checking out whether the attorney has a website online, you can contact the LSSA (Law Society of South Africa). The LSSA will be able to provide you with a list of attorneys in your area that specialize in RAF claims. Referencing the LLSA ensures that the attorney you choose is properly licensed to practice law in your location: https://www.lssa.org.za/contact-us/check-whether-a-legal-practitioner-is-registered/

Finding the right attorney is not as easy as typing the word into Google search, but it is definitely worth the effort. Do your homework and reap the benefits of a by-the-book RAF claim with added benefits of knowing that should you need bridging finance to fast forward your RAF claim, a good attorney will guide you in the right direction.

Alternatively, contact us to provide you with a list of reliable and honest attorneys in your area.

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