Personal Injury Law - if you have suffered injury, loss or damage as a result of someone else's action or failure to act, you can claim damages or compensation from that person. A third party claim (also referred to as a Motor Vehicle Accident claim) is a claim against the Road Accident fund (RAF), which was established to pay compensation to you if you suffer injuries and losses as a result of negligent driving of a motor vehicle.
Attorney Pro Bono Services - Not for Profit Organizations (NPO's) as well as Indigent persons, (those persons with very little or no money) who require legal assistance may apply to the Provincial Law Societies who will assess their applications and forward them to Attorneys and Law Firms who have expertise in your area of concern.
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The firm was founded in 1995 by Anthony Chapman who holds the qualifications BSc (Chem) (Natal); LLB (Natal); H dip Tax Law (Wits); H dip Co Law (Wits); FCILS (Austria) and who is the South African member of AEA Lawyers International, the largest association of lawyers in the world.
As the leading insurance and legal liability practice in South Africa, we advise domestic and international clients across all lines of insurance and reinsurance, including aviation, construction and engineering, financial institutions and D&, industrials and power, marine, healthcare, mining, personal injury, product liability, professional negligence, property, public liability and renewable energy.
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Non-Litigious matters - for non-litigious matters (a case that does not reach court), the fees will be as agreed with your attorney, and are usually based on a hourly fee basis (or part thereof) which fee will be disclosed to you before the attorney commences work.
The fee agreement will clearly stipulate what the attorney's hourly charge is. The attorney is entitled to charge for time spent per hour or pro rata thereof on a particular matter, including but not limited to, research; appearances in court; time travelling to and from court; meetings; time on the telephone with clients and third parties; drafting and perusal of pleadings, documents and letters.
One would also, for example, have a claim against watch dogs or dogs utilized by either security guards or the police although, as is always the case in law, one must go into the factual situation of the matter and in this regard, you obviously need to consult with an attorney.
He has been doing insurance related litigation work including risk assessment and dispute and litigation handling since joining the firm in 1990, including for the state-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and Transnet SOC Ltd and their respective insurers, covering various aspects of rail related litigation including derailments, train accidents, systems failures and passenger injury claims.