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In our ‘team’ we have Legal Practitioners (Lawyers & Attorneys) and other Professionals who offer parallel solutions. Our website menu items LEGAL PRACTITIONERS and OTHER PROFESSIONALS offer a summary of services and will help you decide which type of service provider to use. Please review both pages. Afterwards, if you are still not sure who to use please ask for guidance using the Immediate Action Form on the Contacts Page.

 

FREE OR FEE? SIMAHLA OKANYE UHLAWULE?


For free services you could engage with an organization such as legal-aid.co.za or visit justice.gov.za for free information. Depending on your issue any of the following organizations might be appropriate and mandated to help for free:

  • The National Consumer Commission,
  • CGSO,
  • CCMA,
  • Housing Tribunal,
  • For insurance or banking issues, you should contact the appropriate ombudsman.

If you are looking to hire a Professional we guarantee that the fees quoted will be reasonable and you will not be charged anything until you have accepted a quote or entered into an engagement letter. Payment options will be communicated and might include hourly, per project, fixed rate or retainer. See a Cost Guideline HERE. The use of a Legal Practitioner or Court should be engaged with only once you have exhausted all amicable and free options, or if the matter at hand needs legal guidance and an expert to expedite a solution.


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Damages Claims


If you have suffered a loss or injury because of someone else's actions, you might be entitled to claim for damages. Simply put, a damages claim is a way to seek compensation to make up for the harm you've experienced. This could be due to anything from a car accident, medical malpractice, defamation, or even a breach of contract.

For a successful damages claim, there are a few key things you need to establish. Firstly, you must show that the person who caused the damage (the defendant) had a legal duty of care towards you. This means they were expected to act in a certain way to avoid harming you. For example, drivers are supposed to follow traffic laws to keep other road users safe.

Secondly, you need to prove that the defendant breached this duty of care. This could be through negligent actions, such as running a red light, or intentional actions, like spreading false information about you.

The third crucial element is causation. You must be able to demonstrate that the breach directly caused the damage or loss you're claiming for. If it's a car accident, you'd need to show that the accident directly led to your injuries.

Finally, you must provide evidence of the actual damage you suffered. This could include medical bills, proof of lost income, or other expenses directly linked to the incident.

In South Africa, different types of damages can be claimed. These could be patrimonial damages (which cover tangible losses like medical expenses and lost earnings) or non-patrimonial damages (covering intangible losses like pain and suffering).

It's a good idea to seek legal advice when considering a damages claim. A lawyer can help gather evidence, guide you through the legal process, and negotiate with the defendant or their insurance company. Remember, each case is unique, so professional guidance ensures you get the compensation you deserve.

In summary, damages claims laws in South Africa are there to protect you and ensure that if you've been wronged, you can seek fair compensation for your losses. Understanding these basics can help you navigate the process more confidently.

The information on this page is not legal advice. Please engage with our team so we can assign your request to a Legal Practitioner. We look forward to being of service.

Damages Claims