Under South African law, manufacturers, retailers, distributors and suppliers can all be held liable for damages caused by defective or hazardous products.
The Consumer Protection Act of 2008 was introduced to safeguard South African consumers from flawed or defective goods, whether the goods are locally produced or imported. It provides clear remedies for those affected by defective or dangerous merchandise.
A consequence of the Act is that the onus is no longer on the consumer to prove fault or negligence in a product liability claim. The entire supply chain is now required by law to ensure that all products are safe for their intended uses.
At DSC Attorneys, we specialise in personal injury law and our team of medico-legal experts has extensive experience in handling product liability claims.
I would like to thank Jan Potgieter and Tonél Rautenbach for the excellent and professional work that they have done on my case! Never was there a moment that I felt unsure about the outcome. They are the best and I will definitely recommend DSC Attorneys as the way to go!Otto ScholtzRoad Accident Fund claim
Can I express my genuine thanks in having the good fortune of yourself to represent me during this matter. I truely appreciate your time and professionalism during the international exchanges over this period, with the inclusion of my stay in Cape Town.Heath ColesRoad Accident Fund claim
I would just like to thank Daniel Botha and DSC Attorneys for excellent service I received from them. I would certainly recommend them to anyone. They are very professional. Thanks again Daniel and all people involved in handling my claim.Arend van StadenRoad Accident Fund claim
On behalf of the Dreyers, Stan and Hazel, we wish to thank DSC Attorneys – especially Mr.C Smit and Mrs. Moira Van Wyk. It is much appreciated for the work you have done regarding the accident claims. Although not hundred percent fit we will live with it day by day and only trust in the Lord up above. With much appreciation. RegardsStan and Hazel DreyerRoad Accident Fund claim
Ek wil net dankie sê vir Esmé Carolissen en Handre Smalberger vir hulle hulp en bystand met ons saak.
Van dag een af het hul albei vir ons gehelp met al die nodige vrae en tydes lockdown steeds vir ons op hoogte gehou van wat aangaan met die saak. Baie dankie.Lodicka StraussRoad Accident Fund claim
A very BIG thank you to all for the work done and the successful conclusion of the claim; more than we anticipated. All the best wishes for the future.Donald ToddRoad Accident Fund claim
I would like to thank the whole family for the DSC for their good service to their clients. You have done everything as per promised and agreed, now I get this opportunity to thank you all and please continue assisting the others in the very same way.
Thank you all, it was a pleasure communicating with you all but you never get frustrated whenever you see my emails influxing in your inbox, I say thank you again.Samkelo Prophet MkandawireRoad Accident Fund claim
My accident happened on the 3rd of January 2011 and shortly after that I began the process of applying to the Road Accident Fund through DSC Attorneys during that November.
The first year or so comprised of assessments all set up by DSC and despite having gone through a traumatic accident, everyone I dealt with was incredibly friendly, thorough and made me feel comfortable.
Although this has been an incredibly long process with many delays occurring internally at the RAF, I have recommended Chris Smit and DSC Attorneys to anyone who has had an accident. My settlement was more than I expected and has helped me to further my post-graduate education, support my mother and expand my financial portfolio. I believe I would not have gotten the settlement I did without the assistance of Chris Smit, Barry van Wyk and their team. As a client, my case was represented well and, for lack of a better word, I was ‘fought’ for.
Overall, their service was excellent as I received updates throughout the process and timely responses to my emails with explanations from Moira van Wyk, who ensured I understood everything and answered all of my questions.AnonymousRoad Accident Fund claim
For the last six years, my attorney Daneil Botha at DSC has taken very good [care] of my process and claims towards [the] RAF. Not only has he conducted his work professionally, he has also become a friend of mine. I am very happy to recommend Daneil, as well as DSC Attorneys.Bent Ove AulidRoad Accident Fund claim
It has been a long journey with you. I am so very glad that it is almost completed.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you and your colleagues for the very professional service you have rendered.
I'll admit, there was some scepticism during this time due to stories of terrible experiences suffered by some claimants and dodgy lawyers.
I am ever grateful for the manner in which this claim has been conducted by DSC. Your due diligence and patience exercised whilst communicating with me along the way was very encouraging.
I understand that we are still in the process of claiming attorney costs from RAF but we have reached the biggest milestone and for that I'm happy.Martin DaviesRoad Accident Fund claim
I'm writing this email to you with the utmost joy and appreciation for all you have done for me and my family. l know that I wasn't the most easy person ("hubby gave you a busy time"), but...it was all for a good ending. In short, here is my extreme gratitude for everything that you, Celeste and your entire staff at DSC Attorneys have done.AnonymousRoad Accident Fund claim
Kirstie, Handrie and Hayley – thank you. Two small words, but with huge meaning. Thank you for all your care and concern over the years. It is much appreciated! Thank you Handrie for being my pillar of strength in Johannesburg.Lesley SwierRoad Accident Fund claim
...a message of gratitude from the Manaka family to Chris and everyone that was involved in this case. Thank you for your patience, trust and humility for the past 10 years. We appreciate all the efforts and proceedings.Motheo ManakaRoad Accident Fund claim
To everyone at DSC Attorneys that assisted in my case, I would just like to say thanks for everything, I really appreciate all the effort. You are very sweet to me all the time, this case was not an easy case but all these years you tried by all means to fight for this case. Thanks very much.Kuselwa NogcadoPersonal Injury Victim
Thank you to all at DSC for the excellent service you have delivered...We appreciate it. On behalf of the children and our family, I wish you all well. God bless.S. GovenderMedico-legal matter
I would like to extend my gratitude and thank you for everything you have done for my family. Your effort and patience with us will forever be appreciated. I hope you do the same for the next person, may the Lord bless you and your family.Anonymouspersonal injury claim
I would like to take this opportunity and thank you for all the work done behind the scenes. And wish you all the best under such challenges you are faced with during this time of covid-19. I can’t express in words the way you have handled my case may God bless you.AnonymousRoad Accident Fund claim
Hiermee net om baie dankie te se aan Dsc Prokureurs vir die uitstekende diens aan my gelewer oor die jare.
Dit was baie moeilik maar ons het deur gedruk en ons het dit gemaak.
Spesiale dank aan Jacqueline Hudson en Monique Malgas wat my ondersteun en gehelp het. Hulle het saam met my die laaste gedeelte van die pad gestap en ek gee hulle 100% vir hulle Profesionele en Liefdevolle diens aan my. Baie dankie ook vir hulle geduld wat ek een of meer kere beproef het...maar ek kon hulle bel en verskoning vra....en hulle het gemaak asof dit nooit gebeur het nie. Dit wil gedoen wees.
Ek bid die Seen Van Die Here oor u almal se lewens en mag Dsclaw voortgaan met die goeie diens wat u lewer.
Ek sal ook altyd aan mense voorhou om van u dienste gebruik te maak.
Geseende Feestyd. Geniet die vakansie en veilig ry.
Die Here seen u.
GroeteLorette AdamsRoad Accident Fund claim
I just wanted to say thank you for your help throughout the whole process. I know my case was probably one of the longest but I'm really grateful for [your] help.Najuwa PhillipsRoad Accident Fund claim