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Pensioner from Bila Tserkva was assisted to get 40 000 hryvnas of moral damage
  • Written by Olga Nastina, head of Bila Tserkva non-governmental organization “Pravova Yednist”
  • Published in  Success stories

This is the story on how the pensioner who became an invalid after a road accident, was paid 40 000 hryvnas as moral damage with the help of Bila Tserkva human rights center.

An accident has happened to Piotr Hrihoriyevych in autumn 2011 in Bila Tserkva. Driver violated the traffic rules and overran the moped driver. In the result of an accident, moped driver, pensioner Petro Hrigoriyevych, was injured. He was diagnosed with close fracture of right femoral neck, fracture of left knee-cap and other injuries. He was hospitalized and had two operations. Pensioner even had to make a prosthetic joint. Treatment process has been very lengthy. Petro Hrihoriyevych’s family has spent about 40 000 hryvnas on his treatment. The man received second disability category: because of the injuries he can move only with the help of crutches. Driver who caused an accident wasn’t interested in his health and did not offer any help.
While the treatment was in process, pensioner’s wife tried to win justice. Law enforcement authorities did not want to open a criminal case. She turned to Law Community Center for help. Maryna Molchanova gave consultation. She drafted a complaint to prosecutor’s office of the city, and that helped to open the criminal case.
Afterwards, Center’s lawyer prepared a civil action case to recover material and moral damage – the sum makes about 60 000 hryvnas. Offender’s lawyer offered Piotr Hrihoriyevych to settle this issue and to repay moral damage – 40 000 hryvnas. He agreed and accident’s participants entered settlement agreement, which was approved by the court.

Reference: Bila Tserkva Community Law center is set up by Bila Tserkva non-governmental organization “Pravova Yednist”.  Community Law Centers were established and work with the support of the International “Renaissance” Foundation within the framework of “Legal empowerment of the poor Initiative”. You can learn more on the Centers network activities, basics and principles of work here: www.pravo.prostir.ua (“Community Law Centers”)

Edited by Kherson regional Charity and Health Foundation fmz sm

The points of view reflected in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily coincide with the point of view of the International “Renaissance” Foundation.

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