Finally, a solution to help you claim from the Road Accident Fund.

Introducing RAF Buddy.

Being involved in a motor vehicle crash and left seriously injured can be one of the most traumatic events in anyone’s lifetime. Making the right choices to properly address the personal and financial consequences of such a potentially life-changing event can be a daunting and overwhelming process.

Finding truly relevant, practical and easy to understand guidance during this time is crucial.

Having regard to the high road crash rate in South Africa even if you had not been in an accident you will benefit from being informed on a safe, secure and friendly platform.

Ask any question relating to all things Road Accident Fund wise, without any fear nor obligation.

What you need right now is confidence and peace of mind only a friend can offer and RAF Buddy is just that, a Buddy who:

  • Understands the challenges and dynamics of what your situation will require from the RAF;
  • Affords you sound advice;
  • Gives insight into the RAF;
  • Explains first-hand what will be required and what to expect from the RAF;
  • Takes the doubt out of the process of claiming;
  • Simplifies the RAF claim process;
  • Empowers you with the knowledge to make your own informed decisions;
  • Always ensures that your best interests are met;
  • Ensures that you receive the care and attention you deserve.

What is RAF Buddy?

RAF Buddy is the friendly, approachable “go-to” portal for everyone to engage around the topic of the Road Accident Fund (RAF).

Buddy often encounters victims of road crashes that are unaware of their right to claim or simply apply too late due to lack of knowledge.

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) had been established to ensure that victims of road crashes receive the widest possible cover, should they qualify. We all contribute to the RAF by way of a fuel levy each time we fill up at the petrol station, ensuring that enough revenue is generated to ensure the RAF would be able to pay in accordance with their statutory duty.

The whole process of claiming from the RAF is clearly stipulated in the Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996 (as amended) and needs to be followed to the letter to ensure a successful outcome.

Typically a victim of a road crash needs to engage the services of a specialised personal injury attorney to ensure the best possible outcome.

However, before engaging the services of an attorney, RAF Buddy enters the arena to guide and assist you to ensure that you start preparing your matter as early as possible by collecting and retaining the relevant information and documentation to be presented to the attorney.

RAF Buddy will also ensure that you know exactly what is expected by providing relevant information to assist you in understanding the process better thereby ensuring less frustration and potentially reducing the time it takes to settle a claim.

Do I have to claim from the RAF myself?

Remember the “once and for all rule” applies. This means you only have one opportunity to claim for a specific crash and as such you have to make absolutely certain that you have catered for all your damages before settlement.

While claiming on your own is possible, it is highly recommended that you engage the services of an attorney that specialises in personal injury claims to assist you.

Attorneys who specialise in personal injury or RAF claims have the necessary infrastructure and support from a panel of experts, all geared to ensure a smooth process and the best possible outcome.

Having regard to the fact that an RAF claim is a personal injury claim and as such you the victim bears the onus of proof – you will be required to engage a panel of doctors at your own costs to convince the RAF that you do qualify for a claim.

RAF claims are expensive to proof and as a result, some personal injury attorneys assist victims on a contingency or outcome-based fee agreement basis.

This would imply that no deposit would be required and an attorney would only render his duly taxed account, subject to the scrutiny of the taxing matter and the Court.

Fear of costs need not be a concern should the victim engage a reputable law firm, hence RAF Buddy will assist and afford a helping hand, every step of the decision making process.

How long does it take to process a claim?

Claiming from the RAF could be a laborious and long process.

By being more informed RAF Buddy allows the reader to better understand challenges faced by victims and how that influences the time it takes to settle a claim.

RAF Buddy understands that by having a better understanding of the process victims will be less frustrated and unsure about the information they receive from their legal representatives or social media.

The better prepared a claim is before lodgement the better the chances of an earlier settlement.

By following the simple guidelines and references explained by RAF Buddy any potential claimant will already have the advantage of having his/her claim fast-tracked due to the completeness thereof.

Get in touch today!

To understand the process better, why not navigate the RAF Buddy website and get acquainted with the process and requirements?

RAF Buddy amongst others addresses frequently asked questions and provides real-life information regarding the claim process and the RAF in general.

Use RAF Buddy to guide you on an informative, safe and secure platform to assist and empower anyone interested in or requiring the attention of the Road Accident Fund.

RAF Buddy is your friendly confidant and helping hand when you need one the most.