When you have been hurt in a road traffic accident for which you were not to blame, you may be entitled to sue for car injury compensation. Fortunately, due to advances made in car safety technology in recent years, car crashes leading to fatal car injuries are not as numerous as they once were – down 41% in the last decade according to the Road Safety Authority. However, this may be of small consequence to you when you have just been hit from behind by the inattentive driver of another vehicle and are now suffering from a car injury such as whiplash or worse.
In the event of serious road traffic accidents the Gardai will attend, as well as an ambulance to attend to your injuries sustained in the car crash. In less severe collisions, they maintain a policy of allowing the drivers to sort the situation out between themselves, however, even if you believe that the car injuries you have sustained are minor, you should still visit a hospital or doctor’s surgery to have a medical check-up as some symptoms from car injuries can be late to develop.
Making a Compensation Claim for Car Injuries
One other important piece of advice if you are considering making a claim for car injury compensation, is to report to your local Gardai station once your health has received priority, and have the accident recorded in the Road Traffic Accident Report Book. If your car injuries have been relatively slight, you will have been able to exchange names, insurance details and car registration numbers with the other driver(s), and having the incident officially recorded will support your claim for car injuries alongside your medical records.
Car injury compensation claims are frequently straightforward when the inattentive driver has admitted liability. However they should ideally be pursued with the assistance a solicitor familiar with compensation claims for car injuries if you intend to claim damages for additional elements such as loss of earnings, out of pocket expenses and emotional trauma. Solicitors are also useful sources of information when it comes to establishing a fair and adequate settlement for your car injuries, and ensure that you do not receive an insufficient amount from the negligent party´s insurance company.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and sustained car injuries as the result of a lack of care by another driver, you may benefit from calling our free advice line.By doing so, you will be able to speak with a personal injury solicitor who will be able to offer helpful and specific advice relating to your accident and the car injury compensation you may be entitled to. Talk to us now on or fill in our call back form on the left.
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What can I expect when I call?
On calling our free advice line, you will speak with a specialist personal injury solicitor who has many years experience in providing courteous and clear advice to victims of road traffic accidents. They will ask you to explain the circumstances of your accident, the car injuries sustained and details of the treatment you received.
Usually, our solicitor will be able to make a quick assessment as to whether you have a case for car injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue. If it is, they will give you a choice of options of how to proceed with your claim.
If you decide to make use of our services, the charges for which are normally borne by the defendant and not you, our solicitor will elaborate further on the procedures involved and guide you through your claim for car injury until a fair and adequate settlement is agreed upon.
After any road traffic accident your physical wellbeing is paramount. Thereafter ensure that the incident is recorded with the Gardai, and that you call our free advice line on to receive accurate and helpful information about procuring adequate compensation for your car injuries.
If you cannot call right away, please complete the call back form above, mentioning a convenient time to call, and one of solicitors will get back in touch with you.