Ombudsman recommends driver compensation after collision with animal on a motorway under concession

The Ombudsperson, Maria Lúcia Amaral, sent a recommendation to Infraestruturas de Portugal to assume the responsibility of compensating a citizen for the damages suffered as a result of the collision with an animal that occurred on the A23 motorway, managed by this public company.

In the light of Law no. 24/2007 of 18 July, and of the Concession Agreement, the Ombudsman understands that the rights of users of roads under concession can not be undermined when the circumstances that determined a animal’s presence on the motorway are not known.

To read the recommendation in full [in Portuguese only] click here.


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