If someone has suffered damages caused by someone else, the party who suffered the damages may want compensation. The person who caused the damages must then first be held liable, whether this is a manufacturer, contractor, driver or other.
How can the person who caused the damages be held liable and which should be compensated?
In practice, the parties consult a lawyer, solicitor or insurer who approaches the case from a legal standpoint. The party who has suffered the damages provides support for the claim and the party claiming damages may seek legal defence. The parties may start proceedings. This may not always be desirable. The costs could exceed the possible benefits.
Liability: How do you claim damages?
GMW lawyers can advise you on the best course of action. We can discuss the possibilities of a settlement as well as examining the opportunities and costs of proceedings.
A good settlement can sometimes deal with a claim for damages quickly and efficiently, ensuring a solution which does justice to the positions of both the parties involved, and if possible, maintains the relationship. Commercial, strategic and practical considerations may also play an important role.
At the same time you need to prepare for legal proceedings. After all, it is not always possible to achieve a settlement. In that case, proceedings are the only solution.
GMW lawyers has experienced, keen and creative lawyers in the field of damages and injury, unlawful acts, breach of contract, class actions and directors’ liability. They will try to reach a settlement or carry out the proceedings on your behalf.
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