The driver, who stayed on Attiki Odos for more than 16 hours, filed a claim with the competent justice authorities.
According to viathema, he does not accept the “handout”, the amount of 2,000 euros, which Attiki Odos compensates for those who are trapped during Elpis’ bad weather.
In the lawsuit, the driver is seeking monetary compensation for non-pecuniary damage in the amount of 10,000 euros, referring to her incredible suffering, as well as the fact that she uses this road every day, paying exorbitant tolls. After all, in this case (fare), the company, in turn, is obliged to provide “excellent service in any conditions.”
Eviathema.gr contacted the plaintiff’s lawyer, Ioannis Kalavris, who stated that his client believes that the moral damage he has suffered cannot be satisfied with the amount of compensation of 2,000 euros alone.
Moreover, both the plaintiff and the lawyers themselves believe that neither the company nor the prime minister (as an intermediary) is entitled to unilaterally determine the amount of monetary compensation to which any Greek citizen is entitled for damage caused by actions or inaction.
The Greek courts are the only competent judicial authorities in this regard, and therefore the plaintiff decided to turn to them to establish a real (legitimate) assessment of the damage and moral damage caused to the citizen.
Appeal to the court is done solely on moral grounds, since the plaintiff does not need alms or gifts from anyone if he has been harmed. And how seriously he suffered, let the competent authorities of justice, and not anyone else, establish.