Civil law (also often known as private law) may not be the trendiest area of law, but it is the basis of all other branches of law. Without realising, you will encounter the rules and principles of civil law almost every day.
Range of general and specific liabilities
Civil law includes liability law, which roughly determines that everyone is obliged to compensate for damage caused by his own fault or by the fault of his/her employee, child, animal or construction. In addition, there are several specific liabilities. You may be aware of the mandatory ten-year liability of the architect and contractor, as a result of which they are responsible for the defects in your building that endanger the stability and this for a period of ten years. Although liability is often obvious, enforcing it is a different matter. Another example is product liability, which allows consumers to address the producer if a product subsequently proves to be defective.
When you cause a traffic accident, you can also be held liable. Of course, it is also possible that you are not at fault. In that case, you are the victim of the traffic accident and the insurance of the party causing the accident will have to intervene. Unfortunately, in such cases there is often a discussion about who is responsible. If you suffer damage or have caused damage yourself, you can always count on our assistance. We can contact your insurance company or contact the person who caused the damage. In addition, we are ready to represent you in court if the harmful event would lead to legal proceedings.