Damage Compensation Law


Every 36 seconds, someone dies as a result of a traffic accident. The annual number of traffic fatalities per year exceeds all the victims of railway accidents in history (Nussbaumer, Tragödien, 1999).

Unfortunately, your chances of becoming the victim of a traffic accident are considerably higher in Austria than in some other countries. If this happens, the issue is not just restoring yourself to health, but also recovering medical costs and financial compensation for your suffering, loss of earnings and potential impairment of health.

If you rely on the insurance company of the driver who caused the accident to pay up quickly and voluntarily you may be disappointed. It is better to collect details of the accident as quickly as possible and refer the matter to a lawyer. We can obtain medical records for you, inspect police records of the accident, assess your claims and assert them against the insurance company of the opposing party.

For decisions, templates, sample texts, law extracts, articles, and literature, please visit our German website.

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