Road Traffic Accidents*

Road Traffic Accidents*

If you were involved in an accident, within the last two years and suffered an injury you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

By law all drivers must have at a minimum third party insurance cover. Therefore if a driver causes an accident his/her insurers will be covering the accident and any injury to a third party i.e. pedestrians, cyclists, other drivers, passengers. If the other driver in an accident is uninsured or leaves the scene of an accident, your claim can still be taken and is likely to be covered by the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland which was established to specifically cover such road traffic accidents*.

WHAT TO DO AFTER A ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT * ?
– Report the accident to the Gardai.
– Take details from the other driver including name, insurance, registration number
– Take details from any witnesses
– Don’t admit liability . Often it is a condition of an insurance policy not to admit liability following an
accident and so it is wise not to admit liability in case your policy is invalidated.

If you would like to find out whether you are entitled to make a personal injuries claim following a road traffic accident* contact Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors to obtain specialist advice by calling 01 6139191, by emailing us at info@cgsolicitors.ie or by filling out our online contact form on our Contact page. Your enquiry will be forwarded to a solicitor who specialises in Personal Injuries*.

* In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. This statement is made in compliance with Reg.8 of SI 518 of 2002.