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What is the Timeline for an Accident or Medical Negligence Compensation Case in Cyprus Legal System

The timeline of a personal injury lawsuit in Cyprus can vary depending on several factors, such as the complexity of the case, the severity of the injuries, and the availability of evidence. However, the following is a general timeline of a personal injury lawsuit in Cyprus:

First Seek Medical Attention

The first step after an accident is to seek medical attention for any injuries sustained. This is not only important for your health but also for the success of your case as you need to document your injuries and their effects in your life to claim for your pain and suffering.

Consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer and Case Investigation:

After receiving medical attention, it is important to hire a specialist personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The lawyer will review your case, evaluate the evidence, and provide you with legal advice. Together with the guidance of your Specialist Personal Injury Lawyer in Cyprus, you will investigate the case material and gather evidence, such as police reports, witness statements, medical records, and photographs. This may take several weeks or months depending on the complexity of the facts and the severity of your injuries.

Demand Letter or Letter of Claim

As of 01/09/2023, the new Civil Procedure Rules apply in Cyprus and to new negligence cases filed from that date onwards. The new CPR aims to make the legal process more efficient, less costly, and easier for all parties involved. The new CPR requires parties to an action to follow pre action protocols and in the case of accident compensation cases or medical negligence cases, require extensive pre action attempts for out of court settlement. Therefore, after the evidence has been gathered, we will send a demand letter to the at-fault party or their insurance company, stating the damages you are claiming and requesting fair compensation on your behalf.

Negotiation and Settlement

The at-fault party or their insurance company may respond to the demand letter with a settlement offer. We will negotiate on your behalf to try to reach a fair settlement. This may take several rounds of negotiation before a fair sum of damages and compensation can be agreed by both sides.

Filing a Lawsuit

If a settlement cannot be reached, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf. This initiates the legal process, and the defendant insurance company has a certain amount of time to respond. We will file on your behalf the particulars of your claim in court and these documents outline your case and the compensation you're seeking. These will be served to the defendant insurance company who has then a deadline to file a defence.

Court Case Management

Thereafter both parties will assist the court in managing the case efficiently and there will be a Case Management Conference where a judge may hold a conference to set a timetable for the exchange of evidence and to give directions regarding the future conduct of the case. The parties will engage in pre-trial preparations which involves exchange of evidence, documents and expert reports as directed by the court and perhaps exchange witness statements prepared by both sides.

Trial and Judgment

During trial both sides present their cases, including evidence and witness testimonies and the judge decides based on the presented evidence and legal arguments. The judge will issue a verdict and determine the amount of damages to be awarded.


Either party may file an appeal if they disagree with the verdict.

It is important to note that the timeline of a personal injury lawsuit in Cyprus can vary and the above is only a general guide. Additionally, the time it takes to resolve a personal injury lawsuit can depend on factors such as the complexity of the case, the severity of the injuries, and the availability of evidence.

Choosing N. Rotsides & Co LLC

When you choose N. Rotsides & Co LLC as your legal representation, you're gaining more than just legal expertise. You're gaining a partner who:

- Puts your well-being first, with your physical and emotional recovery as our top priority.

- Offers a no-win, no-fee arrangement, so you don't pay unless we win your case.

- Provides personalized attention and support throughout the legal process.

- Has a track record of success, having secured substantial compensation for our clients in similar cases.

- Understands the stress and challenges you're facing and is here to make the process as smooth as possible for you.

At N. Rotsides & Co LLC, we believe that everyone deserves justice and fair compensation when they've been injured due to someone else's negligence. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an accident that wasn't your fault, don't hesitate to reach out. Our experienced team is ready to fight for your rights, guide you through the legal process, and help you reclaim your life. Contact us today for a free consultation, and take the first step toward the compensation you deserve.