Special Chamber to speed up the resolution of long-term personal injury proceedings

At the request of the Ministry of Justice and Security, the Personal Injury Council Foundation established the Chamber of Long-term Injury Cases (Chamber LLZ). The Chamber consists of experts in compensation and personal injury, including Siewert Lindenbergh, professor of Private Law at Erasmus School of Law.

Every year, three per cent of personal injury cases are not settled within a foreseeable period. This is annoying for the victims, but insurers also have a clear interest in the definitive settlement of long-term personal injury cases. Politics, media and society are therefore calling for an accelerated resolution of long-term personal injury cases.

The LLZ Chamber was established by the Personal Injury Foundation to realize this wish for accelerated settlement of long-term personal injury cases. The LLZ Chamber is independent and only acts at the request of both parties in a long-term personal injury case. Therefore, the Chamber’s ruling is also binding on both parties and is an alternative to the standard civil procedure.

The LLZ Chamber consists of chairman Gerard Roes, former state councillor of the Council of State and former deputy judge, lawyer and mediator Geertruid van Wassenaer, lawyer Derk-Jan van der Kolk and Siewert Lindenbergh, professor of Private Law at Erasmus School of Law. Together they take care of the accelerated dispute resolution of these long-term personal injury cases.

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