The field of liability law is very varied and applies to numerous situations in which a person may be held to be liable for damages. This is the case with workplace, sporting and traffic accidents, as well as with medical errors and breaches of contract. It also applies in more specific cases, for example the responsibility of the owner of a work of art or the owner of an animal. In addition, activities associated with risk, such as school outings or clinical research protocols, fall within this field of law. The legal management of such situations is extremely complex, and the support of an attorney is usually necessary to try to determine whether an obligation for reparations can be imposed on a person who has caused injury to others and, if this is so, to calculate the amount of the compensation. A lawyer can also guide his or her client by explaining the links between insurance law (social and private) and liability law.
Avocats concernés :- Antonella Cereghetti
- Jean-François Dumoulin
- Xavier Rubli
- Jean-Claude Perroud
- Jeanne-Marie Monney