Personal injuries, negligence and car accidents lawyers in Cyprus

Updated: January 25, 2024

We focus on providing effective services and achieving the best possible result for the client regarding torts and personal injuries. We have considerable experience in dealing with claims related to road traffic accidents, and we can negotiate your claim to achieve the best possible result.

Having a car accident lawyer to defend your rights in these kinds of cases is very important since damages from personal injuries must be compensated well, and the amount of the compensation has to reflect the real needs of the client arising from the accident. The lawyer will be entitled to communicate with your insurance as well as the other party’s insurance and ask for the amount that should be offered to you, providing the legal basis (similar court cases) and the necessary documentation to prove what has happened and the possible injuries that the client has. Failing to compromise with the insurance company, the client has the right to start a legal case against the other party(ies).

Negligence corresponds to many areas, such as negligence in road accidents, negligence from your employer, and failure to take the appropriate precautions for the safety of his/her employees. Furthermore, negligence can be shown by any person who has a duty to act in a certain way, with care towards you, and fails to do it, causing you damage(s). In legal terms, negligence is a breach of a duty of care that results in harm. When damages arise, either physical or material, due to negligence, they can be compensated; thus, legal measures must be taken against the person in breach of the duty of care.

Frequently asked questions

What is the definition of personal negligence?

Negligence is a breach of a duty to exercise reasonable care and skill that results in damage. A person commits negligence if they had a duty to exercise reasonable care but acted below that duty, causing the victim personal injury. You are a victim of negligence if, under the circumstances, the wrongdoer owed you a duty to take care not to injure you; they failed in that duty, and you suffered damage. Common examples include medical negligence, such as a doctor failing to exercise reasonable care in treating a patient, negligent driving causing injury, unsafely packaged goods, or a restaurant not placing a “wet floor” warning leading to injury.

Is personal injury a type of negligence?

Negligence may result in personal injury. However, not all personal injuries are due to negligence.

What is an injury caused by negligence?

An injury caused by negligence occurs when the wrongdoer acted carelessly or failed to act, leading to injury to the victim. Examples include a driver exceeding the speed limit and hitting a pedestrian, a customer becoming ill due to bad food in a restaurant, or a worker injured because of inadequate workplace safety measures.

What are the four types of negligence?

There are several types of negligence, including criminal negligence, which is serious and criminal in nature; gross negligence, representing serious forms of negligent conduct; contributory negligence, where the victim contributed to their own injury; and professional negligence, where a professional acts below the expected standard, resulting in injury. Additionally, there is vicarious liability, holding an employer responsible for negligence committed by their employees. The elements of negligence include a duty of care, breach of duty, injury to the victim(s), and that the injury was reasonably foreseeable.

What is negligence in a personal injury claim?

In a personal injury claim, negligence refers to when the wrongdoer acted in a negligent or careless manner, breaching their duty of care and causing injury to the victim.

What is the duty of care?

The duty of care requires people to take reasonable care not to injure those affected by their actions. This duty varies depending on the situation. For example, a driver must avoid injuring pedestrians and other road users, an employer must provide a safe working environment, and a restaurant must ensure food safety and premises safety for guests and staff. A doctor is expected to exercise reasonable medical care towards patients.

What are the factors that affect negligence?

Factors affecting negligence include causation and foreseeability. Causation links the injury directly to the breach of duty of care. The claim can be affected if an intervening event occurs between the breach and the injury. Foreseeability involves whether the event causing negligence was reasonably foreseeable by the wrongdoer. Unlikely, improbable events, or pure accidents are not typically covered by negligence law.

What needs to be shown to prove negligence?

To prove negligence, the victim needs to demonstrate that: 1) the wrongdoer owed them a duty of care under the circumstances; 2) the wrongdoer breached that duty by acting carelessly or failing to exercise reasonable skill; and 3) the victim suffered injury as a direct result of this breach.

How long do I have to file an injury claim in Cyprus?

In Cyprus, you have three years from the date of the accident or injury to file an injury claim.

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