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JUDr. Jiří Obršlí, Attorney at Law

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According to authorities a rule of alternate drive („zip“ drive) will not protect a driver joining a through-lane.

A rule of alternate drive has been a part of road traffic rules of driving in lanes for several years. This rule is purported to smoothen a traffic-jam in a situation when two road lanes merge into one. However, drivers joining a through-lane should not rely on this rule as it is not binding for the drivers in a through-lane according to Czech authorities. Therefore, any accident at the point of merge of two road lanes might be primarily a fault of a driver turning to a through-lane from the other lane.

Lending a car to someone else might lead to a risk of enormous liability of car owner.

Every car holder (as the owner or lessee of a car) is liable for any damage caused as a result of operation of the car. The owner´s responsibility is given no matter whether the owner or someone else drives the car.
The responsibility for a damage is covered by a mandatory liability insurance in order to protect victims of road accidents.
However, the mandatory liability insurance for damage caused by car does not cover damages resulting from a personal injury suffered by a victim although an impact of this liability may be enormous as well. Moreover, car holder will not be released from this liability even in the cases the infliction was caused by another person as a driver authorised by the car holder.

Speeding versus a right of priority drive according to the Czech Supreme Court.

According to a recent decision of the Czech Supreme Court the lower courts should consider more closely a responsibility for road traffic accidents where a collision of cars may result both from breaching of a priority right rule and exceeding of speed limits. The Supreme Court confirmed its earlier verdicts that the courts should deal with a responsibility of a driver who exceeded speed limits to such a high extent that could not be expected from another driver driving into a crossroad from a minor road. The above court verdict should not be interpreted as a modification of applicable road traffic rule on priority ride.

A person registered in a cadastral register as an owner of a real estate property will not always be a holder of a proper title to the property.

Even though a registration of a person in a cadastral register as an owner of a specific real estate property is made, this registration should not be considered an irrebuttable evidence of the title to the property. In other words, even if you receive an original extract from a cadastral register with your business partner registered as the owner of the property, the title of this person can later be successfully challenged and an information in the register may be proved wrong.
There may be various reasons for a discrepancy between a status of the register and real legal status. In the most cases, an imperfect and/or invalid agreement purported to become a title to the property or cancellation of the agreement which originally stood as a title and also a mistake of a registration authority become the reason of the discrepancy. In order to verify the title of a person properly, in addition to an extract from a cadastral register also other relevant documents must be checked.

If you become a casualty of a car accident caused by a driver of another vehicle, we will represent you for free and our fees will be paid by an offender.

Should you suffer a damage in a car accident which was entirely caused by someone else, you will pay nothing for our services. We will take care of your case and our fees will be paid by a driver who caused your damage.
We will provide you with full details of our services upon request.

In some litigation cases we charge our clients with the fees depending on client´s revenues from the case.

Under certain circumstances we represent our clients in a court proceedings for a fee payable only upon the condition our client´s claim is supported by the court.
The conditional fee agreement is offered to clients having a claim of which successful enforcement is difficult to be predicted and the client is not willing to pay our fees without success in the case.
If a conditional fee arrangement is made, our fees is calculated as a particular share of a client´s success in the case. Therefore, we will charge the client with no fees if the case is not upheld by the court.