Alexander Forbes - Specialist legal services
Alexander Forbes Compensation Technologies (AFCT) offer highly specialized legal services to individuals claiming for motor vehicle accidents (MVAs). We are located in Pretoria, conveniently situated close to the Road Accident Fund offices.
Our service offering includes training, consultation and administration of health care institutions regarding dealing with Road Accident Fund claim.
At AFCT we operate using a dynamic call centre- based reporting mechanism, which allows us to process and investigate your queries more efficiently.
Friendly call centre agents
Clients can contact us directly and our friendly call centre agents will listen to you, asses the case and provide guidance on the way forward.
At AFCT we know about the trauma associated with experienced a motor vehicle accident and understand making a claim can be daunting and complicated. We aim to guide our clients through the right claiming channels.
Approximately 500 000 people are injured on our roads each year with roughly 10 000 deaths resulting from negligence on the roads in South Africa.
We are committed to helping you claim
Compensation for injuries and the damages associated with motor accidents can be claimed against the negligent party. A motor vehicle accident can change your life forever. We are committed to helping institute a road accident fund claim successfully from responsible parties and will guide you step by step.
We have substantial experience in assisting clients throughout South Africa providing professional legal service relating to motor vehicle accident claims. With the roads being highly unpredictable in today’s fast pace lifestyle, anything can suddenly happen and your life and the life of those around you can change instantly.
Procedure after an MVA
In the event that you are involved in a car accident, it is essential for you to remain calm in order to assess the situation. If emergency services are needed you can call a nationwide emergency response (10111) or Netcare (082911), or ER24 (084124).
If possible, it is important to take the details of the driver or negligent party:
- Name, Address, Car insurance details, Contact number, Identity/passport number
- Registration plate, and license details
In addition, take photos of the damages incurred as this helps build a strong third part claim. Be sure to report the incident within 48 hours to your nearest police station and they will provide you with a case number.
Summary of Services
- MOTOR Vehicle Accidents
- INJURY On Duty
- MEDICAL Aid Recovery
Alexander Forbes - Road accident claims
If you are involved in a car accident and you or your passengers are injured, it is important to try to remain calm and assess the situation.
If emergency services are required, you can call Nationwide Emergency Response (10111). Alternatively Netcare (082911), or ER24 (084124) for emergency medical care.
It is important to take the details of the driver:
- Car insurance details
- Contact number
- Identity/passport number
- Registration plate
- License details
Take photos of the damage to you and your possessions, as well as the other vehicle and/or section of the road, such as a pothole that caused the accident. You need to make sure that you have a good record of the incident to provide your insurance, the police and attorneys with.
You need to report the accident to the police within 48 hours, whereupon you will be given a case number, which both your insurance and attorneys will need when lodging a Road Accident Fund Claim.
If you have motor insurance then your claim for material damages will be processed directly through them. However, compensation for bodily injuries and loss of earnings will have to claim from the person who caused the accident or the RAF.
If you do not have insurance then you will have to claim directly from the person who caused the accident using an attorney. In order to make a personal injury claim successfully from the responsible person they must have any of the following:
- Car insurance or
- Have been driving a company car or
- Have personal assets that can cover the value of damages incurred by you, the claimant.