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We’ve been doing what we do best since 2001! We have a wealth of experience and numerous success stories to share. Read what some of our customers have to say about us here.

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In his Award-winning article, Gert Nel focuses on a number of issues, including the origin of contingency fees, foreign law, incentives for attorneys, the reasonability of fees, and how the fees should be calculated. Read the article here.

IN THE LEAD TO CHAMPION VICTIM RIGHTS

We get involved in proposed legislative changes and setting the standard for exceptional service and results in claims against the Road Accident Fund.  We keep the public informed about the RAF. See Constitutional Court Application.

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We have offices in major centres and are happy to travel anywhere in South Africa to meet with our clients. We’ll attend to valid claims within 48 hours. See our gallery of various visits across the country. In addition, you can always get in touch with us via phone, our web site, or social media – and clients can check the status of their claims at any time using our free app.

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Personal injury is a traumatic event. The administration involved in making a claim can be daunting for most people, particularly when trying to cope with an injury, or loss of a loved one. At Gert Nel Inc. Attorneys, we’re with you, keeping you updated and informed every step of the way.Our 4.5 Star Google Review rating is testament to that.

We Get Sterling Results

We’ve helped numerous victims to get multi-million Rand payouts even years after their accidents. Read about some of our settlements in the news stories highlighted.

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Constitutional Court Application

Gert Nel Incorporated Attorneys has filed another application within two years to request direct access to the Constitutional Court in an effort to ask the Constitutional Court to set aside directives, the esteemed Judge President, in his official capacity as Head of the Gauteng Division of the High Court, has issued since 2019 regulating the administration and civil procedures in the High Court, Pretoria (the “PTA High Court”) and Johannesburg (the “JHB High Court”). 

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You’ll find us in the press regularly, whether its for achieving excellent results, winning cases or fighting for the rights of the South African public. See what we’ve recently made headlines here.

Draft bill proposes restructure of RAF

Written by Zelda Venter | Published on 13 Set 2023 WHILE the Road Accident Fund (RAF) has been criticised and come under immense pressure over the years for failing to execute its mandate, an amended bill proposing changes is in the pipeline. The Department of Transport gazetted the draft RAF Amendment Bill, 2023, last month. It proposed changes to how the RAF will operate in South Africa in future. The Department of Transport has called for public comment on the bill by October 8. The proposed amendments include a complete restructuring of the RAF, moving away from a “compensation” to a “social benefits” structure. Gert Nel, the head of a law firm that specialises in RAF matters, said the proposed amendments were a watered-down version of the erst-while Road Accident Benefit Scheme. One of the proposals is to replace compensation with structured benefits. “This would mean that victims will not

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Chaos as attorneys seek to have RAF cases settled in city

Written by Zelda Venter | Published in Weekend Pretoria News on 24 June 2023 WHILE the legal fraternity describe the claims process as chaos, the Road Accident Fund (RAF) says order had been restored. The lawyers camped outside Sammy Marks Square for two days this week to try to get a spot to settle RAF claims on behalf of their clients. Attorneys are so upset about the fact there was no structure to the process of block settlements to which they were invited by the RAF, that the Pretoria Attorneys’ Association asked the Legal Practice Council to intervene in the “unfortunate situation”. In a letter sent to the Legal Practice Council, the association said it had taken note, “with utter dismay, of the indignation that members of the legal profession have had to suffer at the hands of the staff of the RAF this past week”. Attorneys camped out in

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RAF beneficiaries in long wait for justice

Written by Zelda Venter | 12 May 2023 SIX months after a Pretoria law firm launched a Constitutional Court challenge on behalf of six road accident victims in an effort to secure trial dates for their matters, they are still waiting to hear whether their case will be entertained or not. Gert Nel, of the law firm, Gert Nel Incorporated, said in filing the application on an urgent basis, the applicants were yet to hear from Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on the matter. Nel said in many cases claimants had been waiting years and in some cases, claimants had died before their claims could be finalised. He referred to an article in a business publication earlier this month in which Pick n Pay chairperson Gareth Ackerman said that the government was raking in millions of rand as a “windfall tax” because of load shedding. Ackerman noted that 37% of the

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Road Accident Fund backlog matter still unresolved

Written by Zelda Venter | Published Feb 28, 2023 Pretoria – Obtaining court dates for trials involving Road Accident Fund (RAF) matters still remains an uphill battle. In this regard, Pretoria law firm Gert Nel Incorporated is still awaiting word from the Constitutional Court (Concourt) on whether it will entertain this constitutional challenge. It filed an application with the Concourt in December, in a bid to access the highest court in the country directly. The legal challenge involved the legality of court directives legal practitioners have to navigate to attain court dates for their clients in claims against the RAF. According to the head of the law firm, Gert Nel, the hurdles caused delays and in some cases, claimants had to wait years before their cases were dealt with by the court. He said in some cases lodged with the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, the backlog was so big that

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Law firm asks Constitutional Court to intervene in Road Accident Fund claims

By Zelda Venter Pretoria – Practice directives which place hurdles in the way of the public claiming against the Road Accident Fund (RAF) are such a serious concern that one of the biggest law firms in the country is now asking the Constitutional Court to step in. The hurdles caused delays, and in some cases, claimants had to wait years before their cases were dealt with by the court. In some cases lodged with the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, the backlog is so big that new matters can only receive a trial date in 2026. Meanwhile, destitute members of the public who have lodged claims are forced to sit back and wait for their cases to be addressed. lf left unchecked, the high court will reach the point of total collapse. The practice directives constitute a systematic violation of claimants’ Constitutional rights to have their matters disposed of by the court,

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Road Accident Fund gets tough on document-less claims

Road Accident Fund gets tough on document-less claims

By Zelda Venter Pretoria – The Road Accident Fund (RAF) will no longer accept claims without a list of required documents such as accident reports. This directive, issued in March, will remain in place, and whoever lodges a claim without the required list of annexures, will be turned away and told to return once all the necessary documents are at hand. This is according to RAF chief executive Collins Letsoalo, adding that there would be no exceptions. Letsoalo said the RAF had a host of “skeleton claims” which could not be finalised as the claim handlers had not received the required documents. To streamline the settlement of claims and subsequent payments to road accident victims, the RAF board under the leadership of Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula embarked on a new strategic path, he said. Central to the strategy was the settlement of claims within 120 days, reducing the average age of

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