I slipped on a wet or dirty floor in the premises of a business… will I get compensated?

A judgment handed down by the Provincial Court of Córdoba on 5 June 2017 can serve as useful guidance when considering if the evidence a Claimant holds is enough to sustain his case against a business after having slipped on its premises. Seguir leyendo “I slipped on a wet or dirty floor in the premises of a business… will I get compensated?”

Online claims in Spain – finally!

The General Council of Spanish Advocates and the Spanish Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Institutions have developed, together with an IT company, a platform allowing lawyers to safely communicate online with the insures of the vehicles involved in road traffic accidents. Over 90% of the insurance companies are already using this new platform, in use from 1 January 2018. Seguir leyendo “Online claims in Spain – finally!”

WILLIAMS V MAPFRE: ARE WE AS COVERED AS WE BELIEVE?

Insurance companies are not always willing to implement laws that protect customers against the abuses that some big corporations tend to commit. With this in mind, they sometimes use legal tricks to avoid the consequences of these regulations, created for the benefit of the weakest part of the agreement. Seguir leyendo “WILLIAMS V MAPFRE: ARE WE AS COVERED AS WE BELIEVE?”

ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN SPAIN AND THE NEW “BAREMO”

For the calculation of damages suffered by the victims of traffic accidents, Spanish law has a scale system known as the “Baremo” (Law 35/2015 of 22 September) which regulates civil liability and insurance matters in road traffic accidents and applies to cases involving accidents on or after 1 January 2016. The Baremo is mandatory and binding on judges when assessing the damages in respect of injuries resulting from traffic road accidents. Seguir leyendo “ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN SPAIN AND THE NEW “BAREMO””