Nowadays the number of personal injury cases seems to increase, while at the same time citizens are not aware of their rights. Recently our law firm has dealt with a number of cases regarding personal injury and we managed to obtain very reasonable compensations for each of our clients.
Under Cypriot legislation, the term personal injury refers to and includes any harm, physical, psychological or mental, that a person may suffer, most commonly due to road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, product defect accidents (product liability) and holiday accidents.
The above principle is based on the doctrine of negligence, according to which the innocent party has suffered harm due to the negligent behavior of another person. It is very important for citizens to have a full understanding of their legal rights and their ability to issue Court proceedings for such matters.
If the party responsible for the negligent behavior has an insurance plan under which negligent acts are covered, the person who suffered the injury should appoint a lawyer, who will negotiate with the insurance company in order to obtain a reasonable compensation.
However, if the insurance company does not make any reasonable offer, then the party who suffered the harm may instruct his/her lawyer to proceed with Court proceedings.
There are two types of damages and the person who has suffered the injury may claim them, namely general damages and special damages. Special damages are measurable damages such as loss of earnings, medical expenses and any financial expenses incurred and directly linked to the injury.
On the other hand, general damages are not measurable and include among others bodily harm, emotional and psychological trauma, pain and suffering and loss of amenity. The measure for general damages is estimated and decided upon by the Court on the basis of the severity of harm suffered, the degree of the negligent behavior and other factors.
Our law firm specializes in personal injury cases and has dealt successfully with a lot of such cases, both in negotiations’ procedures and in Court proceedings. We can offer a variety of services concerning any claim for personal injury, including advice on how to proceed with each case, advice regarding the amount that a person is entitled to claim, negotiating with insurance companies, managing Court proceedings either for the claimant or the defendant, etc.
For further information regarding personal injury claims or assistance in the estimation of the compensation you may be entitled to, you contact our legal firm.