Road Traffic Accidents
Rogers Personal Injury Solicitors are a car accident solicitor firm in Dublin that deal with a high volume of road traffic accident claims every year. Our legal team deal with personal injury cases all over Ireland, with a base in Dublin. Unfortunately road traffic accidents are extremely common in Ireland and can happen to anybody, even if the accident is not your fault. Our legal team can assist you with claims and answer any queries you have.
What do I do if I have been in a road accident?
First of all we understand that this will be a total shock and it is important to look after yourself. Many people can freeze and lose rational thought. As a long established car accident solicitor firm in Dublin we advise that you follow the steps as outlined below:
- Ensure that you get the person at faults details. This includes name, address, vehicle registration, make, model, insurance details and contact number.
- Be sure to call the Gardai in the event of a car accident. They will take a record of the accident and have this on file. Always take down the name and number of the Guard you are dealing with.
- Be sure to seek medical help if required. Many people ignore symptoms due to shock, so if you feel unusual in any way be sure to get checked out.
- Always inform your own insurance company of any accident, even if you feel it was not your fault.
Who can pursue a claim?
As long as you were not the driver at fault in an incident; then you can pursue a claim. This includes:
- Bus Passengers
Even if the “at fault” driver was not insured, you can still claim through the MIBI – The Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland.
What do I do next?
The first step is to get in touch with Rogers Solicitors today. We are even open on Saturdays and available 24/7 to take your calls, texts and emails.
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What Should be done immediately following an accident?
If anyone is injured call the emergency services and request an ambulance and the Gardaí
I a person is trapped inside their vehicle it may also be necessary to request the services of the fire brigade.
Please make sure that you tell the emergency services exactly where you are!
While waiting for the emergency services ensure that any injured parties are kept comfortable.
In the tragic event of a fatality, the scene should not be tampered with until the arrival of the Gardaí and the ambulance crew.
Following a Road Traffic Accident what details should be collected from the other driver?The details that should be collected from the scene include:
- Name and address of the driver or drivers involved
- Contact information
- Car registration of all vehicles involved in the collision
- Insurance information
- Insurance Company Name
- Policy Number
- Expiry Date
Do not let anyone drive away without these details being collected.
You should use the camera on your phone to take as pictures of the scene If the accident occurred at night time please make a note whether the car lights were on or not.
Get the names and addresses of any third parties witness, especially passengers. This information may be useful to you and your road traffic accident solicitor during the road traffic accident claim procedure.
What is the role of a Road traffic accident Solicitor?
If you are planning on making a road traffic accident claim in Dublin it is imperative that you seek the out the expertise of a specialist road traffic accident solicitor.
The role of a solicitor is to advise the client if it is in their best interests to seek a claim. The road traffic accident solicitor also advises on how best to go about gathering the necessary assists to begin the road traffic accident claim process.
A road traffic accident solicitors’ firm – like Roger’s Solicitors – will ensure a client gets the proper legal redress for their injuries and for the expenses associated with the road traffic accident.
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It’s been estimated that over 60 % of all injury compensation claims are related to road traffic accidents.
Rogers Personal Injury Solicitors’s extensive experience with road traffic accident compensation claims mean every year we assist all types of road users who have been injured due to the negligence of a third party.
Our Road Traffic Accident solicitors assist in:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Children’s Accidents
- Cyclist Accidents
- Rear End And All Other Type Of Collisions
- Fatal Road Traffic Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Claims Against Uninsured Drivers & Unidentified Vehicles
- Accidents On-Board Public Transport (Buses, Luas, etc.)
- Taxi Passenger Accidents
As a Dublin-based accident solicitor, we have assisted hundreds of clients post accidents in Dublin. Sadly in Dublin, road traffic accidents remain common. Everyone from pedestrians to cyclists to motorists are at risk of being involved in an accident.
We highly recommend speaking to our injury solicitors as soon as possible after the accident. Rogers Personal Injury Solicitors prides ourselves on being friendly and approachable. We understand that being involved in an accident is a highly emotional experience. Therefore we’re sensitive to your circumstances and will talk you through the details of the accident and can let you know as soon as possible if it’s in your interest to pursue a personal injury claim.
Road Traffic Accident FAQs
I have been involved in a traffic accident in Dublin but the other driver left the scene of the accident. Can I still pursue a traffic accident claim?
Yes, even if the other driver left the scene you can still go about pursuing a traffic accident claim in Dublin.
Ideally, you may have managed to get some details from the other driver, e.g. their name and their car registration.
It is also important to gather the contact information of any witnesses to the accident. Eye-witness may be important in helping trace the third party driver.
If the third party driver is successfully traced, the road traffic accident claim will proceed as normal, if however the other driver is never found, the claim will have to be brought to The Motor Insurer’s Bureau of Ireland.
What is the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland?
The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) is an organisation set up to compensate victims of road traffic accidents, where the other driver involved in the accident can’t be traced or were the other driver wasn’t insured.
My children have been involved in a car accident. Can a traffic accident claim in Dublin be brought on their behalf?
Yes, if your son or daughter was under the age of 18, and was involved in a road traffic accident, a parent or guardian can pursue a road traffic accident claim on their behalf.
We were involved in a road traffic accident where the other driver was not insured, can we pursue a road traffic accident claim?
Yes, if the other driver wasn’t insured a road traffic accident claim can be brought to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland. This organisation compensates victims of road traffic accidents involving uninsured drivers and untraceable drivers.
What Our Clients Think
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 ...
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