Catherine Fee & Co provides legal advice and representation to clients that have been injured in road traffic accidents. Road traffic accidents are a common occurrence in Ireland and are some of the most common personal injury* cases that our team deals with. If you have suffered an injury because of a road traffic accident that wasn't your fault, you may be entitled to receive compensation.
After an accident, it is vital that you get the details of the driver who has caused the accident and that you contact the Gardaí immediately, even for minor collisions. Of course, you must also seek medical assistance for any injuries sustained and you should also report the incident to your insurance company. Injuries due to the negligence of another road user can range from minor cuts and bruises to more serious injuries that may have an adverse effect on the injured party’s quality of life.
No matter the extent of the injuries, individuals may be entitled to legal redress* if the accident was due to the negligence of a third party. This is true for all road users not a fault involved in the road traffic accident including:
At Catherine Fee & Co we are personal injury* specialists and our highly knowledgeable solicitors have years of experience working with clients to achieve a successful outcome for their road traffic accident claims. Our aim is always to seek the best possible solution for our clients and achieve a successful claim application.
What details should be collected following a road traffic accident?
Details needed form from the driver or drivers include:
The Gardaí should be called for all road traffic accidents, no matter how minor so they can record the incident. You should also take the name and badge number of the Guard as well as the contact entails for any witnesses. It is a good idea to take photos of the scene using your phone.
The otter driver left the scene of a road traffic accident before I could take their details. Can I still pursue an accident claim?
It is much more difficult, but yes you can still pursue a road traffic accident claim. Ideally, you will have managed to record the vehicle's registration number, or taken the contact details of any witnesses to the accident. Eye-witnesses can be crucial to tracing the third party.
If the other driver is successfully traced then the claim can proceed as normal. If no driver is found then the claim will be brought to the Motor Insurer’s Bureau of Ireland.
What is the Motor Insurer’s Bureau of Ireland?
The MIBI is an organisation that was set up to provide compensation to victims and individuals injured in road traffic accidents. The MIBI sees claims where the other driver involved was either uninsured or cannot be traced.These cases are harder to settle but it is still possible to receive compensation if you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault.