top of page
  • karien846

Three Legal Consequences Of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents usually give rise to three legal processes:

  1. A criminal case where the State will prosecute the wrongdoer or accused;

  2. A civil claim for the material damages to the vehicles and its contents or load (usually dealt with by your insurer); and

  3. A statutory claim against the Road Accident Fund for damages as a result of injuries or death of a party involved in the accident.

It is very important to understand that, although these are three separate legal processes, they are very closely linked and the outcomes of each might affect the other.

Contact our professionals on 041 363 6044 or if you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident and need assistance or representation.

28 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All



This article is not intended to constitute legal advice and is produced for information purposes only and to provide a general understanding of the legal position relating to the topic. It is recommended that advice relating to the specific circumstances of your situation be sought from our attorneys before acting upon the content of this article. This article was written at a particular point in time and accordingly may not always reflect the most recent legal developments, if any, applicable to the relevant topic. Kaplan Blumberg and its partners and/or employees, are not responsible for any consequences which may follow upon any decision taken to act upon the information provided in this article.

bottom of page