The idea that personal injury claims are often settled through court procedures is an illusion. The reality is that in the Netherlands the vast majority – probably more than 90% – of personal injury law cases are actually settled out of court.
Peter van Eijk has been practising as a lawyer for 25 years, specialising in compensation, liability claims and personal injury cases. He represents clients who have suffered accidents at work, in traffic, and as a result of criminal acts and defective products. He also handles claims against the government, airlines and financial institutions, and advises professionals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In a well-known case, when an American air force aircraft flew into the wires of a cable car in the Dolomites, Peter supported the family of one of the victims. The compensation payment in that case is still one of the highest ever in the Netherlands.
Peter knows that in a compensation claim, clients need more than just trusted legal advice to face a dispute with a determined counter party. That’s why he has a team of trusted and expert medical advisors, employment consultants and financial specialists who can support his clients in their cases.
Peter’s goal is to achieve redress for his client. He tries to get the best possible amicable settlement to avoid delays in the claim settlement process – but if this is not possible, Peter will not hesitate to achieve that goal via legal proceedings.