Car accident settlements for claims arising from road traffic accidents can vary widely in amounts depending on the severity of the initial accident and any ongoing consequences. Some people will only suffer minor injuries and insignificant damage to their vehicles, whilst unfortunately there are still hundreds of deaths each year caused by negligent drivers which are responsible for the highest level of car accident settlements.
Before considering what amount of compensation you may be entitled to following a crash, you first concern must be for your health. If you have suffered any form of injury, you should visit the accident and emergency department of your closest hospital or, if this is impractical, make an appointment to visit your local doctor´s surgery as soon as possible. Sometimes, what may appear to you as a mild knock or minor cut could lead to more critical side effects later on. Furthermore, details in your medical records may contribute towards your car accident settlement.
Arranging a Car Accident Settlement
In the event of a minor accident, you should have exchanged names, insurance details and vehicle registration details with the liable driver, however this is not always possible in the event of a hit-and-run or where the driver has refused to be co-operative or was aggressive. In all instances you should report the incident to your local Gardai station, as this too may contribute towards successful conclusion of your car accident settlement.
One issue to be aware of is that insurance companies frequently try to make an early car accident settlement. Although the immediate sum of cash may be welcome, it is important that you assess that it is a fair amount for the trauma you and any passengers may have suffered and is adequate to cover any out of pocket expenses you may have incurred, ongoing medical treatment and the potential for loss of earnings.
Members of the public who have been involved in an accident caused by a negligent driver are invited to call our free advice serviceon in order to receive free and helpful advice about how to secure a fair car accident settlement. If you cannot call now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back at a more convenient time.
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What You Can Expect to Happen:-
When you call our free advice line, you will be speaking with one of our experienced personal injury claims solicitors who will ask you to explain how the accident was caused, describe any injuries you or your passengers suffered and what treatment you received.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, there may be several ways forward. Our solicitor will explain all of these to you and advise what you can do to accelerate your claim for car accident compensation and what they can do to help you with this. There is no obligation for you to take any of this advice or proceed with a claim.
We appreciate that trying to absorb a lot of advice immediately after a physically and emotionally traumatic experience may be difficult. There is no compulsion on you to come up with an immediate decision about whether you want to claim for a car accident settlement and our solicitor will always respect that. Please remember though – they are on your side!
Initially, your first step should be to speak with a solicitor and see if there are grounds to make a claim for car accident settlement. It may be that the negligent drivers´ insurance company have already offered you a car accident settlement and you want to make sure that it is the right amount, or you may simply have a couple of questions that you need to ask because you are receiving conflicting advice from elsewhere.
Whatever situation you are in, it costs nothing to call us on or, if it is inconvenient right now, please complete your details in our call-back form and somebody will be in touch a little later.