What to do if involved in a car accident

Road traffic accidents involving drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists are among the most common causes of Personal Injury claims in Ireland.  2013 saw the first year-on-year increase in the number of road deaths in Ireland for the first time since 2005 when 190 people lost their lives compared to 162 in 2012. If you have been involved in a car accident you may be entitled to compensation if the incident occurred as a result of the negligence/carelessness of another person. We offer professional legal advice on all types of road accidents.

If you have been involved in a car accident it is very important that you stop at the scene. Make sure that you take accurate details of all parties involved, insurance details, car registrations, names and contact numbers of not only those involved but also witnesses. Make sure to report the incident to the Gardaí and take photographs of the scene. You should immediately seek medical assistance if you feel that you may have suffered any injuries. It is very important that you do not leave the scene of an accident without obtaining all relevant information and do not make any admissions of liability or statements.

Being involved in a road accident is a very traumatic and stressful time and therefore the best approach is to contact your solicitor immediately who will have years of experience in this area.  In the event that you did not get all the necessary information you will still be able to bring a claim.

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