Road Traffic Accident Claims in Naas & Dublin
Road Traffic Accidents
Road traffic accidents are very common in Ireland, but knowing this doesn’t lessen the effects the accident can have on your physical and mental health. Being involved in a road traffic accident that was due to no fault of your own may make you eligible for compensation if you were injured. You may also be eligible for compensation due to the expenses from being in the accident. These expenses include loss of income, repairs to your vehicle, and medical expenses for your injuries.
If you were injured in a road traffic accident, whether you were the driver or a passenger, you should seek assistance in recovering compensation for damages. The team at Moloney and Co. Solicitors experienced in handling road traffic accident claims for victims and are local with office locations in Naas and Dublin.
Common Types of Road Traffic Accidents
- Car crashes and collisions
- Pedestrian accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Hit and run accident
- Uninsured driver accident
- Drunk driving accident
At Moloney & Company Solicitors we can answer all of these questions quickly and in straightforward language.
Top Causes of Road Traffic Accidents in Ireland
Road traffic accidents happen each day in Ireland, but it is important to know the main causes and how you can prevent them from occurring.
Speeding – Driving above the speed limit is the biggest contributing factor to car accidents and deaths on the roadway in Ireland. The faster you are driving, the slower you will be able to react if a car merges into your lane or if they suddenly stop in front of you.
Weather Conditions – – Unfavorable weather conditions often make it difficult for drivers to see clearly and can affect how fast your car can stop if the roads are wet. It is important to remember that you should always drive cautiously during severe weather.
Drunk Driving – Driving after consuming alcohol is never a good idea. Alcohol lowers response time and makes it more difficult for you to control your movements. These factors alone will make it exponentially more likely that you will cause a car crash.
Distracted Driving – It is impossible to operate a vehicle safely without having your full attention on the road. Drivers who are texting, talking on the phone, eating, or doing any other activity are putting themselves and others on the road at risk of a car collision.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you were involved in a traffic accident, whether it was a car accident, pedestrian accident, drunk driving, etc., you may be able to file a traffic accident claim*, regardless of whether you were the driver or a passenger. If you were the one operating the vehicle, you may be required to prove that the other party was at fault. It would be in your best interest to speak to a personal injury solicitor if you have any questions regarding making a claim.
First and foremost, if you were in a traffic accident, making sure that you and everyone else involved are safe is the number one priority. When it comes to making a traffic accident claim, you typically have two years from the day the accident occurred. This time period is standard in Ireland as defined by the Statute of Limitations, and if you missed this time period, you can no longer make a claim.
If you were involved in a traffic accident, you may be able to submit a traffic accident claim to compensate for any injuries and expenses sustained during the collision. Expenses can include medical bills, loss of income, or repairs and damages to your vehicle. When submitting your application, be sure to include your medical report as well. To get started, contact Moloney & Co. Solicitors for help in submitting your application to the Injuries Board for assessment.
Receiving a settlement for a traffic accident claim can often be broken down into two elements: repairing your vehicle and receiving compensation for any injuries sustained. Getting your vehicle repaired can normally take anywhere from 10-21 days, while the latter can require a bit more time. Depending on the severity of your injuries, your insurance, the Personal Injuries Assessment Board, assessment, and legal proceedings, it can take several months for your claim to be processed.
Contact a Road Traffic Accident Solicitor Today
At Moloney & Co. Solicitors we have years of experience handling road traffic accident claims. Each case can be complex and different so it’s important that you seek advice from experts before you pursue a claim. Contact our firm today in Dublin and Naas to speak with a personal injury solicitor regarding a road traffic accident claim.
*In contentious business a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.