At Rogers Solicitors we understand that every case is completely different. Our team takes the time to understand your personal injury* claim in detail so that we are best equipped in order to achieve the most desirable outcome. We have compiled some case studies below so that you can get an idea of the process involved with a personal injury* case.
Brian was involved in a road traffic accident in 2015 after his car was hit from behind by a third party at traffic lights in Dublin City centre.
Brian got in touch with us on a Friday afternoon and one of our Solicitors arranged to meet Brian at his home on the Saturday. Brian had 2 concerns – the damage to his car and the pain in his lower back. We spent just over one hour with Brian on obtained all the information we needed to get the case started.
We got in touch with the third party insurer right away to advise that we were pursuing a claim. The insurer sent an assessor out to look at Brian’s car. Within a few weeks the insurers admitted liability for the accident which was no real surprise given the facts. The insurers arranged for Brian’s car to be repaired at a local garage and this was done with minimal fuss. The insurers paid for the repairs as the damage was caused by their driver. Brian was delighted with the speed at which his car was repaired.
However, Brian was still experiencing a lot of back pain. We arranged for Brian to be examined by a doctor three months after the accident. The doctor carried out a thorough medical examination and compiled a medical report outlining the soft tissue injuries to his lower back. The report was then submitted with the Injuries Board ( www.injuriesboard.ie ). Ninety days later we received confirmation from the Injuries Board that the insurers accepted blame and were happy for the Board to assess the value of the case.
A further medical examination was arranged by the Injuries Board in order to obtain an up to date medical opinion. Several months later the Injuries Board were able to assess all medical evidence and they valued the injuries at €15,000.00. We were happy with this valuation and so too were the insurers. The case settled within 9 months and Brian was delighted with the outcome.
Alison worked as a checkout assistant in a major Dublin supermarket. One morning she was walking to the canteen when suddenly and without warning she slipped on a wet floor. There were no warning signs in place and she landed very heavily on her wrist. She attended Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown and was told that she had sustained a nasty sprain.
Alison contacted Rogers Solicitors and she called into the office and spoke with one of the team. A letter was sent to the supermarket, however their insurers denied all responsibility for the accident, much to Alison’s annoyance.
We obtained a doctors report and the case was submitted with the Injuries Board as normal. In this case the insurers would not allow the Board to assess the value of the case as they were of the view that they were not to blame for this accident.
The Injuries Board therefore could not deal with the case and we were granted permission to start Court proceedings. We instructed a Barrister to help to start the Court process. Six months later the case settled after the insurers realised that Alison’s case was strong and they knew that it would be best to settle the case rather than going to Court. A meeting was held between both sides and a settlement figure was agreed at €25,000.00. Alison was delighted that the case settled and that she did not have to attend Court.
Alison was also awarded €1,200.00 in respect of the earnings she lost out on as a result of the time she had to take off work following the accident.
* In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.