Personal injury law is a specialist part of liability law. If an accident or other unfortunate incident happens to you as a result of which you suffer injuries, in many cases you will be entitled to compensation for the damage from the party causing it or their insurance. The lawyers at Van Diepen Van der Kroef will be happy to help you recover the damage while you focus on your own recovery. To keep personal injury victims well informed, we have set up a dedicated website (www.vandiepenletselschade.nl) especially for personal injury victims, with additional information and answers to the most frequently asked questions. Instead of reading further, you can also visit that separate webpage.
Once liability has been acknowledged by the other party or their insurer, which often happens in practice, then the settlement can be set in motion. Calculating the damage is often complicated, but you can also leave that to our lawyers. Damage comes in different forms, for instance damage in terms of loss of earning power because you can no longer work, domestic help because you are no longer able to take care of that yourself, and medical expenses. Loss and suffering (intangible damage) is another damage item. Compensation for loss and suffering reflects damage in the form of pain, sorrow and loss of enjoyment of life. We assess the damage with you and see what can be made of it, because the situation is already unpleasant enough.
We will schedule an intake meeting with you to identify the injury, the damage and the strategy. That is the first step. Depending on what you prefer, we can schedule a visit at your home or at our office. A video call appointment is also a possibility.
If it is established that someone other than yourself is liable for the damage you suffered, the costs (including lawyer's costs) will also become part of your damage. These costs should also then be reimbursed in full by the other party or their insurer. To that extent, your legal assistance is free of charge. If you initially had to pay part of the costs yourself because the acknowledgement of liability took some time, we will also recover those costs from the other party once liability has been acknowledged or established.
Are you already being assisted by a personal injury lawyer or another lawyer and are you unhappy with the service? We can take over your file and the claim settlement process from your previous representative. Being a qualified lawyer is not a requirement for acting as a representative in personal injury cases. This means that others, to whom the same training requirements do not apply, also act for victims. With our lawyers, you are assured of thorough, inspired and committed legal assistance.
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