Traffic / road accidents and compensation

Traffic / road accidents and compensation

Expert Legal Support for Traffic and Road Accidents: Seeking Fair Compensation

At Stojković Attorneys, we understand the challenges and hardships that often arise after being involved in a traffic or road accident. Whether you are a driver, pedestrian, or cyclist, our dedicated team of legal professionals is here to provide comprehensive support and expert guidance throughout the entire process of seeking fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

Our Traffic and Road Accident Legal Services Include:

  • Accident Investigation and Evidence Collection:

Our experienced lawyers conduct thorough investigations to gather essential evidence, such as witness statements, accident reports, surveillance footage, and expert testimonies. This meticulous approach strengthens your case and increases the chances of obtaining fair compensation.

  • Negotiation with Insurance Companies:

Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging, as they often try to minimize payouts. Our skilled negotiators work tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, covering medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

  • Personal Injury Claims:

If you have sustained injuries in a traffic or road accident, we will assist you in filing a personal injury claim against the responsible party. Our goal is to maximize the compensation you are entitled to, while you focus on your recovery and well-being.

  • Wrongful Death Claims:

In the unfortunate event of a fatal accident, we provide compassionate and effective legal representation for wrongful death claims. Our attorneys work diligently to help families secure compensation for their devastating loss.

  • Hit and Run Accidents:

If you have been involved in a hit and run accident, we will help you explore all available options to pursue compensation, including uninsured motorist coverage and other applicable sources.

  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents:

Whether you were a pedestrian hit by a vehicle or a cyclist injured in a collision, we have the expertise to handle complex cases involving vulnerable road users.

  • Proving Liability and Fault:

Our legal team thoroughly analyzes the circumstances surrounding the accident to establish liability and fault. We work with accident reconstruction experts and other professionals to strengthen your case.

  • Medical Documentation and Expert Witnesses:

To support your claim, we collaborate with medical experts to document your injuries accurately and assess the long-term impact on your life. This ensures you receive the compensation you need for ongoing medical care and rehabilitation.

  • Litigation and Court Representation:

While we strive to settle cases out of court, we are fully prepared to litigate if necessary. Our skilled trial attorneys will vigorously represent you in court to secure the compensation you deserve.

  • Unwavering Support and Communication:

Throughout the entire process, we provide personalized attention and open communication, keeping you informed at every step and addressing any concerns you may have.

At Stojković Attorneys, we are committed to fighting for your rights and obtaining the best possible outcome for your traffic or road accident case. Let us be your trusted legal advocates, ensuring you receive the compensation and justice you rightfully deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a fair resolution.

Traffic Accident Compensation

Road Traffic Safety Law

Law on Compulsory Traffic Insurance

The right to compensation based on motor third-party liability insurance policy belongs to every injured party, as well as to the perpetrator of the traffic accident if they have voluntary accident insurance for the driver and passengers in addition to the motor third-party liability insurance policy.

Motor third-party liability insurance is mandated by law and is required for every vehicle on the road. It covers the policyholder’s liability for damages caused to third parties and has the following two objectives:

  1. To protect the insured in the event of a traffic accident, and
  2. To protect the injured party by compensating for the damage caused by the traffic accident.

If there was another person in the vehicle that caused the traffic accident, besides the driver, that person has the right to compensation based on individual insurance, collective accident insurance policy, life insurance policy, etc.

If you suffer a traffic accident in which the perpetrator is unknown, you also have the right to compensation. In such situations, a fund established by the largest insurance companies in Serbia, which jointly bear the responsibility for compensation, is responsible. The same applies in the case of a traffic accident involving an unregistered vehicle.

Conditions for Traffic Accident Compensation

  1. The driver must have a valid driver’s license,
  2. The driver must not operate the vehicle under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances,
  3. The driver must not intentionally cause the traffic accident,
  4. The driver must not leave the accident scene without providing their personal and insurance information,
  5. The driver must not use the vehicle for purposes other than those stated in the insurance contract, and
  6. The vehicle involved in the traffic accident must be technically sound.

Traffic accidents are categorized as minor, severe, and fatal. In the case of a fatal traffic accident, compensation is paid to the close family members of the deceased.

Compensation for Emotional Distress

Based on the concluded automobile insurance, the insurance company, in addition to compensating for bodily injuries, also pays compensation for emotional distress. The following types of compensation are available:

  1. Compensation for primary and secondary fear experienced in the traffic accident,
  2. Compensation for emotional distress due to reduced life activities and/or disfigurement, and
  3. Compensation for emotional distress due to a fatal outcome.

The amount of compensation varies and depends on the type of emotional distress. The amount for primary and secondary fear is lower than the compensation for emotional distress due to reduced life activities and/or disfigurement, which in turn is lower than the compensation for a fatal outcome. Compensation for emotional distress due to death is only available to close relatives of the deceased (parents, legal and common-law partners, children, siblings, grandparents) if they lived in the same household and had a long-term living arrangement. Close family members have the right to, in addition to non-material damage compensation, also claim certain types of material damage compensation.

Please fill out the questionnaire available at this link with all the necessary information for a successful assessment of your case and email it to [email protected]

Please review, prepare, and deliver the necessary documents listed at this link.

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