§ Pain and suffering compensation possible - even years after accident

(dpa=German press agency). Delayed effects due to an accident justify claims, even years later. Following a judgment from the district court in Kaiserslautern, Germany, the appeal of the statute of limitation cannot be claimed in such a case.

It is not the date of the accident which is relevant for the statute of limitation, but rather the point in time at which the accident´s victim came to know about the delayed effects.

The court, with this sentence, imposed a fine on a driver to pay another 20 000 € compensation for pain and suffering to an accident´s victim.

Judgment of the District Court in Kaiserslautern, Germany, File number: 2 O 333/01

This also counts for poisoned individuals (Amalgam)!