Have you suffered a road traffic accident as a driver, passenger or pedestrian? Have you sustained anything from a minor whiplash to a serious brain injury? Whatever your injury, our team of Personal Injury solicitors in Dublin are specialists in road traffic accident claims.
We’re ready to listen to you and advise on the options available to you. Should the accident have been another person’s fault, we can help you win the compensation you deserve.
Guide to personal injury* claims
When to make a road traffic accident claim
There are many circumstances that could make you eligible to pursue a road traffic accident claim. Many road traffic accidents are minor, and over the course of your life, it’s likely that you’ll experience at least one small mishap, if not more. And when you do it’s important that you act appropriately.
Even seemingly minor road accidents can result in an injury like whiplash or soft tissue damage. If this is the case then you should take the issue very seriously. Not only because you might have to suffer painful consequences in the immediate aftermath. Also because you can’t predict the long-term effects that an apparently insignificant injury can have on your health.
If you have experienced a bicycle accident, motorbike accident, car accident or other form of road accident it’s important that you are in a position to enforce your legal rights in this situation. By doing so, you can ensure that the future for you and your family is both comfortable and secure.
Compensation for road traffic accident
To be eligible to pursue a road traffic accident claim, there are a number of factors that you need to take care of first. You must be able to prove that you have sustained an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence.
Sometimes it can be obvious who was at fault. However, road collision claims can also be a complex process if a number of parties are involved. Equally so if the other side won’t admit responsibility. It’s important to deal with a road traffic accident claim at the earliest possible stage. This way as much evidence can be gathered as possible to help support it.
Make sure to retrieve the contact details of all persons involved in the incident. Names, phone numbers, vehicle registrations and, crucially, insurance details are all needed. You will also need to take the contact details of any witnesses who were present.
Take photographs of the scene of the accident (your phone will suffice). Often victims are in shock so it can be difficult to describe the incident afterwards.
Report the Accident
If there are no Gardai present at the scene of the accident, make sure you go to a Garda station to report what happened as soon as possible. Every Garda station has a book to record the details of road accidents. Make sure that you’re present with the Garda to witness what the recording of details and that the information you give is correct.
Hospital Records & Receipts
Keep any medical records, receipts for medical treatments, GP and consultant visits, as well as any medication prescribed due to the accident.
Loss of Earnings
Your compensation will be partially based upon the impact the accident has had on your personal finances. For example, if you have had to take unpaid leave as a result of the injury. Maybe other expenses that you have incurred due to the accident. It is very important to keep a record of all receipts.
Seek Road Traffic Accident Claim Advice
Even without this information, there is a strong chance that you can still progress a road traffic accident claim. Whatever happened, and whatever information you have available, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of road traffic accident solicitors are here to discuss your options.
Whether you’re in a position to call us right away, or whether you were involved in a more serious accident which has delayed your claim, our experienced team of Dublin solicitors are ready to work with you to make sure that you are compensated appropriately.