Polish civil substantive law

Vehicles, vehicles everywhere

Jolanta Budzowska        11 September 2018        Comments (0)

The recent judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union, which tackle the matter of when a vehicle can and cannot be considered “in use”, are getting more and more attention. In particular, the judgment from 28 November 2017 (C-514/16), in accordance to which a vehicle will not be in use when its […]

A recent amendment of the Polish Civil Code, which entered into force on 9 July 2018, introduces some important changes to how limitation functions under Polish law. The basic limitation period for all claims – unless otherwise stipulated by another provision – has been shortened from 10 to 6 years. This particular change does not […]

How informed are you?

Michał Krzanowski        10 May 2018        Comments (0)

Many medical negligence cases come with an additional layer. On one hand, there is the alleged negligence itself, on the other – the matter of the patient’s consent to be treated, and in particular, whether the consent was informed. Under Polish law, the rule is that a physician may provide healthcare services only upon obtaining […]

Redress for non-material damage suffered by the victim’s closest relatives

Jolanta Budzowska        29 March 2018        Comments (0)

In one of my cases I am representing clients who are the parents of a child suffering from cerebral palsy – an unfortunate result of medical negligence during childbirth. The parents are pursuing redress for their strictly non-pecuniary damages resulting from the severe disability of their child (in particular, an infringement of their personal rights […]

Aviation law – denied-boarding and delayed flight compensation system for passengers

Jolanta Budzowska        28 August 2017        Comments (0)

Fortunately, air travel disruptions rarely result in passenger injuries. The damage usually takes on a more prosaic dimension, coming down to material loss caused by the delay or cancellation of the flight. In that case, the passenger can claim a fairly quick compensation. What simplifies the process is the EU Regulation 261/2004, which entered into […]