When a traffic accident occurs, the person involved is entitled to compensation for all damages. This applies equally to the driver, passengers and other persons who may be injured. There is a widespread misunderstanding that if a traffic accident is someone´s fault that they are not entitled to compensation. Whether an accident is someone´s fault or not, the person injured by a registered vehicle is always entitled to compensation. However, the intoxication or consumption of intoxicants while driving may result in reduced compensation or even loss of compensation.
When a traffic accident occurs, the person involved is entitled to compensation for all damages. This applies equally to the driver, passengers and other persons who may be injured. There is a widespread misunderstanding that if a traffic accident is someone´s fault that they are not entitled to compensation. Whether an accident in someone´s fault or not, the person injured by a registered vehicle is always entitled to compensation. However, the intoxication or consumption of intoxicants while driving may result in reduced compensation or even loss of compensation.
The injured party may be entitled to compensation for temporary loss of employment, additional compensation for suffering, compensation for permanent non-pecuniary damages and permanent financial disability, as well as reimbursement of expenses incurred. For compensation to be paid, it is important that an accident has been reported. In addition, the rules of traffic accidents apply to accidents that have occurred during work or on a direct route to or from work.
For the injured person to be entitled to compensation they do not have to prove fault where compulsory insurance applies equally to all those who suffer physical damage whether they are responsible for the damage or not. In addition, compulsory insurance covers all injuries sustained by drivers, passengers, cyclists, or pedestrians caused by a vehicle. The injured party may also have a right to compensation from the driver´s accident insurance or insurance against civil liability in respect of vehicles.
The legal cost because of traffic accidents and compensation cases are to a large extent paid by the insurance company that pays the injured person compensation. In addition, close relatives of a person who dies in a traffic accident, in particular spouse and children, may be entitled to compensation for the loss of a provider and may also be reimbursed for the cost of the funeral.
A settlement of compensation in cases of traffic accidents can usually take up to 2-3 years after an accident occurs.
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The injured party is generally entitled to compensation for the time he is away from work. That is, the loss of income from the day of the accident until the injured party can return to work or if no further recovery is expected. Household work is also equated with work outside the home and therefore the person who works at home may also be entitled to compensation under this category.
This is a standard compensation for the period that the injured party is considered incapacitated/ill due to an injury caused by an accident. The injured party is entitled to a certain amount per day, depending on whether he is bedridden or not. In certain circumstances, it is permissible to pay compensation despite of the injured party being able to work. An example of such case is that physical injury causes temporary physical discomfort or interferes with normal physical activity without the injured party being ill.
Compensation for permanent personal injury is compensation for non-financial damage. That may consist of suffering, embarrassment, discomfort, blemish, and disfigurement e.g. Compensation under this category depends on the severity of the injury from a medical point of view as well as the difficulties they cause in a life of the injured party. A personal injury can often affect the future ability of the injured party to earn income.
The ability of the injured party to earn income due to physical injury may decrease due to the injuries he suffers in an accident. For example, the injured party may need to reduce his workload or even quit working. Disability covers the permanent impairment of the injured party’s ability to earn income in the future. The calculation of compensation in such cases depends on the age of the injured party and the income he had for the past three years before the accident. The calculation is based on minimum wage.
Outlay refers to the cost of the injured party that he incurs because of the assistance he must seek after an accident. This may include expenses for medical visits, rehabilitation, medication, and other financial loss. Other financial loss is, e.g. the cost of prosthetics and taxis. It is important to keep the original payment receipt for these expenses to claim these expenses from insurance companies or the person responsible for the injury.
It is important to respond quickly and ensure proof of the incident, as this can help us to protect your interests.
Gathering information and evidence
It is best to contact us so we can proceed with the case in the right direction. Then we can give you advice on the following steps and get started with gathering information and evidence.
Assessment of consequences
Injury and compensation cases can take a long time. Usually it takes at least one year until it is possible to assess the consequences for the injured party.
Settlement of compensation
In most cases, a settlement is reached. That is especially in cases when an insurance company is liable for compensation. In the event of a dispute regarding the liability or the amount of compensation, we will take the case to appropriate ruling committees and/or the courts.