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Attorneys for the defense of victims’ rights in car accidents

The numbers of traffic accidents in many parts of the world are alarming. According to the World Health Organization, 1,350,000 people died victims of traffic worldwide in 2018.

The numbers of traffic accidents in many parts of the world are alarming. According to the World Health Organization, 1,350,000 people died victims of traffic worldwide in 2018.

When an accident occurs, in addition to all the care that is taken with the health of the victim, one of the first points that are analyzed is in relation to the fault and responsibility for the accident. Sometimes, the person who has suffered the most damage, for example the one who suffers a bone fracture, has been the guilty party of the accident; and cannot demand anything from the others involved.

However, in other cases, someone else may be at fault, such as a driver who ignores a stop sign or a driver who ignores a red light.

There are many ways in which an accident can occur and therefore each case must be analyzed very carefully. In any case, one of the main questions is who will pay the compensation. This is where lawyers come in car accident attorneys.

Who pays the compensation?

As a general rule, the person at fault for the accident is the one who will pay the compensation. However, if you have insurance for your vehicle, the insurance company will take care of the payments up to the limit of the contracted coverage.

There is also the fact that not only the driver, when at fault, is responsible for paying the compensation, but also the owner of the vehicle can be held liable. This usually happens when someone lends his car to another person and the latter causes an accident. Also, if the driver was an employee and was performing a service, the liability may fall on the employer.

What compensation can the victim receive from the person at fault or responsible for the accident?

As for the rights themselves and to make it easier to understand, the indemnity is explained by the car accident attorneys in this way:

1) Compensation for the moral damages suffered;
2) Compensation for the expenses incurred;
3) Compensation for what the victim has not earned.

Compensation for moral damages suffered

Here the idea is that the victim of the traffic accident receives an amount of money to try to compensate or at least alleviate all the suffering derived from the physical and psychological pain he endured not only with the accident itself, but with the time he spent in the hospital, the time he spent at home.

Compensation for expenses incurred

This compensation includes all material damages suffered by the victim such as the repair of the vehicle, motorcycle or bicycle; medication expenses, appointments with the doctor, psychologist and therapist; surgical interventions; transportation, accommodation, travel, among others...

Compensation for what the victim has not earned

This is sometimes the highest amount within the lawsuit in which compensation for damages is sought and is where there is usually the greatest difficulty in determining the amount owed.

During the period in which he was unable to work, the victim will be entitled to an amount equal to his salary. If after the completion of the treatment the victim is left with a permanent sequel that causes him/her to be limited to work, he/she will be entitled to a lifetime pension in an amount proportional to the limitation.

 

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