What to do if You Find Yourself in a Car Accident
The first thing you should do immediately after a car crash is check to see if anyone involved has been injured; if so, seek medical help right away. It is quite common that injuries often go unnoticed for a while after the accident due to all the shock caused by auto accidents, so it is imperative to check for injuries thoroughly.
Afterward, call Moloney & Co. Solicitors to discuss your legal options regarding the crash. Our expert team has been serving the Co. Kildare, Dublin, and Naas communities for decades, and we have the expertise to advise you on your case.
Common Types of Road Traffic Accidents
- Car crashes and collisions
- Dublin car accidents are extremely common, whether everyone is speeding to work early in the morning or just rushing to get home after a long shift. In 2021, 1091 serious injuries were a result of a driving accident in Ireland.
- Pedestrian accidents
- Sadly, around one-seventh of all vehicle related deaths in Ireland in 2021 were pedestrians. Pedestrians are far too often the victim of vehicle related accidents and are also the most susceptible to serious injury.
- Motorcycle accidents
- Also making up over one-seventh of auto accidents deaths are motorcyclists. Accidents while on a motorcycle are far more dangerous than typical auto accidents as the operator is not constrained by a seatbelt or inside the actual vehicle itself.
- Hit and run accidents
- A hit and run is a traffic accident where a driver without leaving the other party involved their contact or insurance details effectively making them untraceable. Although this type of accident is handled by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI), you can also contact a trusted car accident solicitor in Dublin if you’re unsure of how to go about this claim.
- Uninsured driver accidents
- Yet another common type of accident handled by the MIBI, uninsured driver accidents happen far too often.
- Drunk driving accidents
- Drunk driving accidents happen far too often and the outcome can often be detrimental for all parties involved. In 2021 almost 8,000 arrests were made for driving under the influence in Ireland.
How do I make a Claim?
- Prepare Relevant Information
- The first step in filing a claim is to prepare any and all relevant information to the claim. This can include any specific information about the accident such as the location, date, details of the accident, any emergency services at the scene, pictures, witnesses and a medical report.
- Contact Moloney & Co. Solicitors
- Once all relevant information is prepared it’s time to contact a trusted solicitor. You can count on the process being expedited with the Moloney & Co. Solicitors team working to have your claim filed.
- Personal Injuries Board Assessment
- An accident claim is submitted to the Personal Injuries Board. If both parties involved in the accident accept the Injury Boards verdict, then the person at fault will pay the amount ordered. If either party rejects the verdict, a legal hearing will be held.
- Settlement Cases
- Before cases go to the courtroom, numerous settlement meetings are held beforehand in order for both parties to come to a fair agreement. Most cases are settled during this stage and hardly ever make it to the courtroom. If an agreement cannot be reached it will then become a legal hearing that your solicitor will help you through.
Why go With Moloney & Co. Solicitors?
Moloney & Co. Solicitors are equipped to handle all types of auto accident injury claims, including car accident head injuries, car accident spinal injuries, pedestrian auto accident injuries, motorcycle accident injuries and more. Our team of exceptional solicitors is dedicated to the Dublin community and looking to help those negatively affected by the recklessness of others.
Car Accident Solicitors in Dublin
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