Car accidents (also known as road traffic accident) are unfortunately a common occurrence in Ireland and they are the most common cause of personal injury claims in Ireland. We specialise is car accident claims and can guide you through the process.
Are You Entitled to Claim?
The fact that you were injured in a car accident does not entitle you to compensation. For you to be entitled to compensation the accident must be somebody else’s fault. You may have a claim as a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist.
If the driver at fault was not properly insured or if the other vehicle left the scene of the accident (“hit and run”) before you were able to obtain any details of the other vehicle or the other driver, you will still have a claim against the Motor Insurer’s Bureau of Ireland (MIBI).
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What Should you do after a Car Accident?
- Seek Medical Help
- Gather information at the scene
- Make the road safe
- Report the accident to the Gardaí
- Contact an Engineer
- Timeline for Notifying a Claim
- Notify your own insurance company
- Be careful dealing with the other driver’s insurance company
- Contact a specialist Personal Injury solicitor for guidance
- If the Gardaí have been called you should not leave the scene until after they have arrived and they have informed you that you can leave
- Do not leave the scene until you have exchanged name, address, contact details, licence plate number and insurance details with the other drivers involved.
- Do not admit liability for the accident. Sometimes people say things out of shock or to make the other driver feel better. Your insurance company may refuse to cover you for the accident if you admit liability at the scene. This can affect your right to compensation if the other drivers say the accident was your fault and that you admitted fault at the scene.
- Do not make a formal statement to the Gardaí before getting legal advice. If the Gardaí ask for a statement, tell them you will make the statement at a later date and then get legal advice.
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