How do you get compensation, if your car lands in a pothole?
15 June 2021
Over the past 18 months, UAH 774,071 was charged from the State Road Agency of Ukraine under 9 driver lawsuits.
Won last year, the lawsuit with the largest compensation (UAH 332,035) was filed in 2016. The complainant was the driver of a Mercedes vehicle, who suffered a severe shoulder injury after a 12-cm-deep pothole caused his car to swerve from the road into the treeline.
The injured party sued OJSC State Joint-Stock Company Automobile Roads of Ukraine, a Zhytomyr Regional Road Agency subsidiary, for pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages. The proceedings continued for four years. The overall amount claimed was UAH 675,222, including UAH 325,000 as compensation for non-pecuniary damages.
In 2020, the claim was partially upheld, the claimant getting the compensation of UAH 331,0534 (UAH 296,435 for car repairs, UAH 24,619 for surgery and medications, and UAH 10,000 for non-pecuniary damages).
If you want to sue for road accident damages due to poor road condition, lawyer Alla Melnychenko suggests using this algorithm:
According to the Patrol Police of Ukraine, 401 people were injured and 70 died in
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