SERVICES IN Insurance, Liability and Damages
Contractual and Extracontractual Liability in Colombia
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In Colombia, contractual and tort liability is a fundamental field of law that addresses situations in which a person or entity may be held liable for damages caused to another party.
At Servicio Legal, we provide a wide range of services to protect our clients’ rights and ensure a fair settlement in liability cases:
- Legal Counseling in Civil Liability
We provide guidance and advice to our clients in matters related to civil liability, both contractual and extra-contractual. This includes assessing the viability of a claim, the rights and obligations of the parties involved, and possible legal remedies.
- Negotiation of Agreements
We help the parties involved in a dispute to negotiate settlements and out-of-court solutions to avoid costly and protracted litigation.
- Contractual Liability Litigation
When it is not possible to reach an agreement, we represent our clients in legal proceedings related to breach of contract, interpretation of contractual clauses and other contractual liability matters.
- Tort Liability Litigation
We can represent our clients in claims for damages arising out of tort, such as traffic accidents, personal injury, medical malpractice and other situations where tort liability is alleged.
- Legal Defense
We can defend individuals or entities facing civil liability accusations, helping them to prove their innocence or minimize liability in the case.
- Claims for Damages and Losses
We can help victims file claims for damages in cases involving personal injury, property damage, or any other type of harm caused by the negligence of another person or entity.
- Contract Evaluation
We can review existing or proposed contracts to ensure that they are drafted in a manner that protects your clients’ interests and complies with applicable laws.
- Mediation and Arbitration
We can represent our clients in mediation and arbitration processes to resolve disputes more quickly and efficiently than through traditional litigation.
- Debt Recovery
We help creditors recover outstanding debts, either by negotiating payment agreements or through legal action.
- Consumer Defense
We can represent consumers who have suffered damages due to defective products or deceptive trade practices, seeking compensation for the harm suffered.
- Employers’ Liability
We can advise employees or employers in labor-related liability cases, such as work-related accidents or discrimination in the workplace.
- Business Consulting
We offer preventive advice to companies and organizations to minimize liability risks and ensure compliance with the relevant regulations.
Difference between contractual and non-contractual civil liability in Colombia
Contractual liability arises from a breach of a contract between parties, while tort liability refers to damages caused outside of a contract, such as traffic accidents or medical malpractice.
Main types of contractual civil liability cases in Colombia
- Breach of contracts for goods and services.
- Violation of contractual clauses.
- Non-compliance with commercial agreements.
Main types of tort liability cases in Colombia
- Traffic accidents.
- Personal injuries.
- Property damage.
- Medical Malpractice Liability.
- Product liability.
In Colombia, Insurance Law is a legal branch of great importance that is responsible for regulating and protecting the interests of policyholders and insurers.
Attorneys specialized in this area play a key role in offering a wide range of legal services to resolve insurance-related issues.
Advice on Insurance Contracting
- Detailed explanation of the types of insurance available in Colombia.
- Evaluation of the client’s needs and recommendation of appropriate policies.
- Thorough review of the terms and conditions of the policy before signing.
- Assistance in filing claims with the insurer.
- Negotiation with the insurance company to obtain fair compensation in case of claims.
- Litigation in the event that the insurer improperly denies a claim.
Legal representation in insurance-related legal disputes, such as breach of contract or coverage disputes.
Defense of customer rights
- Insurance Fraud Investigation
- Identification and documentation of possible fraud in insurance claims.
- Collaboration with authorities to investigate and prosecute insurance fraud.
Arbitration and Mediation of Insurance Disputes
- Facilitation of arbitration and mediation processes to resolve insurance disputes quickly and efficiently.
- Protection of the client’s interests during these alternative procedures
Insurance Coverage Evaluation
- Analysis of existing insurance policies to determine if they provide adequate coverage.
- Suggestions for changes or additions to policies for better protection.
Coverage Denial Defense
- Legal representation in cases where the insurer wrongfully denies coverage.
- Argumentation and presentation of evidence to demonstrate the legitimacy of the claim.
- Advice on the regulations and standards in force in the insurance sector in Colombia.
- Assists in complying with legal and regulatory requirements.
Evaluation of Damages
- Calculation and valuation of damages suffered in a claim.
- Determination of the fair amount of compensation the client should receive.
Advice on Liability Insurance
- Guidance on how to protect against liability claims.
- Legal defense in cases of personal injury claims or other damages.
You should seek legal advice on insurance matters whenever you have questions about your policy, need to file a claim or face disputes with your insurer.
An insurance attorney can evaluate the details of your claim and determine its validity.
The terms vary according to the type of insurance and the specific policy. An insurance lawyer can advise on the time limits applicable to your case.
You may seek the representation of an insurance attorney to challenge the denial and seek an appropriate remedy.
The lawyers specialized in Insurance Law are prepared to guide their clients through the complicated legal aspects related to insurance policies in Colombia, thus protecting their rights and financial interests.
If you need assistance in insurance matters, do not hesitate to contact our experts in Insurance Law in Colombia.
Welcome to our page of services of lawyers specialized in Tort Law in Colombia. Our team of experienced lawyers is dedicated to providing legal advice and representation in a variety of cases related to personal injury and property damage in the Colombian territory.
Traffic Accident Claims
We help car accident victims get the compensation they deserve. This includes automobile, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents.
After a traffic accident, it is essential to take the following measures:
1) Verify the safety of all involved, 2) call the authorities to report the accident, 3) obtain contact information for other drivers and witnesses, 4) seek medical attention if you are injured, and 5) consult a traffic accident attorney to evaluate your case.
We represent people who have suffered injuries or damages due to medical malpractice, surgical errors or other improper medical acts.
What are the requirements for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit? What evidence is needed?
To file a medical malpractice claim in Colombia, you must show that there was a breach of duty of care by the healthcare professional and that this breach caused damages. In addition, you must provide evidence of the medical malpractice and your injuries. A medical liability attorney can help you gather the necessary evidence and guide you through the legal process.
We advise workers injured in work-related accidents to ensure that they receive adequate benefits and, if necessary, file claims against responsible third parties.
How can I obtain compensation for a work accident?
To obtain compensation for a work accident in Colombia, you must notify your employer about the incident as soon as possible. Your employer should provide medical attention and report the accident to the ARL (Administradora de Riesgos Laborales).
What should I do if my employer denies my claim?
If your employer is uncooperative or denies your claim, you can seek the advice of a workers’ compensation attorney to file a lawsuit and ensure that your rights are protected.
We represent individuals and businesses in civil liability cases, including property damage, personal injury and defamation.
What types of cases fall under civil liability? How is liability determined in a case?
Liability cases involve a wide range of situations, such as traffic accidents, property accidents, personal injury, and defamation, among others. In essence, any situation in which someone causes damage to another person or property due to their negligence or misconduct can be considered a tort case.
We help victims of defective products seek compensation from the responsible manufacturers and distributors.
What items must I prove in a defective product case? How are damages calculated?
To succeed in a defective product case, you must prove that the product was defective, that the defect caused damage, and that you were using the product in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. It is also important to show that there were no unauthorized modifications to the product. An attorney who specializes in these types of cases can help you gather evidence and present your claim effectively.
We represent construction workers and others affected by construction site accidents seeking compensation for injuries or deaths.
What safety measures should employers take at construction sites? What should I do if I have an accident on a construction site?
Employers on construction sites must comply with strict safety standards to protect their workers. This includes providing personal protective equipment, adequate training, ensuring that sites are free of hazards and complying with Colombian occupational safety regulations. If you are injured on a construction site, consult a construction accident injury lawyer to determine if these rules have been violated.
We provide legal advice in cases of environmental contamination and property damage due to industrial activities or negligence.
What laws protect the environment in Colombia? How can I report environmental damage?
In Colombia, there are environmental laws that protect the environment, such as Law 99 of 1993 and Law 1333 of 2009, which establish the rights and duties related to the environment. If you believe you have suffered environmental damage due to industrial activities or negligence, an environmental lawyer can help you determine whether these laws have been violated and whether you are entitled to compensation.
We represent victims of assaults, assaults and other violent crimes to seek compensation and justice.
Can I file a civil lawsuit if the aggressor is criminally convicted? What evidence is needed in these cases?
Yes, you can file a civil suit even if the abuser is criminally convicted. The criminal conviction and a civil lawsuit are two separate proceedings. The civil lawsuit seeks compensation for the damages suffered, while the criminal conviction implies punishments for the aggressor. An assault and battery and criminal defense attorney can help you understand how these processes work together.
We help policyholders negotiate with insurance companies and file lawsuits in cases of unfair claim denials.
How can I make sure my insurance company pays my claim? What should I do if my claim is rejected?
To ensure that your insurance company pays your claim, it is important to carefully document the incident, inform the insurance company in a timely manner and follow their procedures.
It may also be helpful to have an insurance claims attorney negotiate on your behalf to ensure that you receive proper compensation, especially if your claim is denied or undervalued.
If you have further questions or need legal assistance in any of these matters, please do not hesitate to contact our team of lawyers specialized in Tort Law in Colombia. We are here to help you protect your rights and get the justice you deserve.
At Servicio Legal SAS, we understand the importance of receiving solid legal representation in personal injury cases. If you have any questions or need assistance in any of these matters, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team of lawyers is here to protect your rights and fight for the compensation you are entitled to.