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Winning a case - company receives compensation for car accident related expenses
June 28, 2016
Our client, a Lithuanian transport company has suffered in a car accident in Poland. There were no injuries, but their truck DAF was damaged irreparable. The company had thousands of Euros expenses that were result of the accident.
Right after the accident the damaged vehicle was towed to the parking lot. Company has rented another truck to fulfill the order. The rented truck came from Lithuania, the trailer was attached and the cargo was delivered to the receiver. Nevertheless, the delivery was 2 days late so our client had pay penalty to a forwarding agent. Meanwhile the damaged truck was standing in the parking for several days and the company had to pay for every day of parking until the auto-primer came to transport the damaged truck to Lithuania. The experts stated that truck was not repairable. According to the Polish laws, there is a certain time to purchase a new one. The company has not purchased a new vehicle because of the lack of capital. Having no possibility to replace the damaged vehicle, or to purchase a new one, the company was losing profit. All the expenses mentioned were the result of the accident. We have claimed the insurance company to compensate both – total loss of the truck and all the expenses connected to the accident, including the loss of profit. After a long negotiation our claim was verified due to Polish laws and we were informed that the Insurance company agrees to compensate the great part of the accident related expenses.
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