Being involved in an accident can be a stressful event and it is important to get the best advice quickly to make sure your legal position is protected at all times. A personal injuries Solicitor will initially guide you through the first steps required to notify the other side’s insurance company. This will include arrangements to get you a replacement vehicle if needed, an estimate for your vehicle damage and to get payment for same and then to get a medical report outlining your injuries.
The route to obtaining fair compensation for your injuries can often be a minefield where you have to battle against an insurance company that has far more resources than you. It is important therefore that the personal injuries Solicitor you instruct is experienced in the area and will fight aggressively on your behalf. Our firm have acted as personal injuries Solicitors for thousands of injured clients and our principal Solicitor Liam Moloney has practiced in this area for over 20 years. Mr Moloney has increased his expertise in the area of personal injury litigation by securing Diploma’s in Civil & Commercial Litigation from the Law Society of Ireland.
He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the American Association for Justice which is the American trial lawyers association. Through his involvement with these groups he receives regular updates in relation to dangerous product and drug recalls. In many cases people have been injured in Ireland through dangerous medical devices and drugs which have been the subject of litigation overseas but not in Ireland through lack of awareness.
By attending medical briefings which are given by doctors Mr Moloney, as a personal injuries Solicitor handling many different types of personal injury claims, is able to distinguish between different types of injuries and how certain injuries can become permanent over time. As the InjuriesBoard.ie make awards based on medical reports your personal injuries Solicitor has to be able to instruct and assist medical practitioners when they are preparing their medical reports. Too often doctors do not provide comprehensive medical reports dealing with all aspects of an injury and fail to provide a detailed prognosis as well. This can have an adverse impact on the level of compensation that can be awarded.
Personal injuries Solicitors are an important part of the compensation process in Ireland but they need to have more than just legal training. They need to be able to interpret medical records and reports, query any shortcomings in medical reports with doctors and other medical experts and arrange for alternative medical opinions if appropriate. They need to know when to settle a case and when to seek further medical opinions.