Lawyers of all Spain demand the modification of the Scale of compensations in traffic accidents

March 29 , 2019 // Specialty : Liability derived from the use of motor vehicles

Published in La Vanguardia

More than 130 law firms from all over Spain have met on March 7 and 8 in Madrid at the 1st National Congress for the Defense of the Rights of Victims of Accidents and their Compensation for Civil Liability, meeting in which they have defended the modification of Law 35/2015 that establishes a Scale of compensation for victims of traffic accidents.

More than 130 law firms from all over Spain have met on March 7 and 8 in Madrid at the 1st National Congress for the Defense of the Rights of Victims of Accidents and their Compensation for Civil Liability, meeting in which they have defended the modification of Law 35/2015 that establishes a Scale of compensation for victims of traffic accidents.
The congress, organized by the National Association of Victims of Accidents and Civil Liability (ANAVA-RC), along with the publisher SEPIN and the Association DIA of Victims of Accidents, has had the presence of the coordinator of Road Safety, Bartolomé Vargas ; the judge of the TS, José Antonio Seijas Quintana; the president of ANAVA-RC, Manuel Castellanos; and the president of the DIA Association, Francisco Canes, among others.
The request for modification of the Scale responds to the fact that, according to ANAVA-RC, in the last three years compensation to victims of road accidents has decreased by 40%, since this rule changed "the rules of the game in claims for civil liability ", although they also attribute this decrease to the criminal reform that was made in 2015, which suppressed the procedure of Trial of Fouls.
 
Manuel Castellanos emphasizes that the assistance of "such an important number of lawyers from all over Spain" reveals the widespread concern in the legal sector about the new Scale, which, in his opinion, "continues to limit the rights and compensation concepts, the amounts being casualties and the complex and expensive grievance procedure for citizens ".
Regarding a possible modification of the Scale, the prosecutor considers that the victims "should receive their prompt, fair and correct compensation according to the law, because compensation is always important and, above all, in the most vulnerable people when they have the greatest need" .
For his part, Francisco Canes notes that, since 2011, accidents with victims have increased by 23%, and according to data from the DGT of 2017, that year there were some 140,000 victims, the majority (93%) being of a slight nature. Say, they did not require hospitalization.
"Since the association we are fighting to continue changing the legislation and, meanwhile, improving the compensation of the victims with our expert reports, above all, the social one that certifies the loss of quality of life, bringing to light prejudices that are often Forgets to claim, "says Canes, who says that the Scare must be modified for the benefit of all victims.

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Abogados de toda España reclaman la modificación del Baremo de indemnizaciones en accidentes de tráfico
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