Often when I’m advising clients in relation to a personal injuries claim they are quiet concerned whether they have behaved appropriately at the scene of an accident and whether they did all the right things, so what I propose to do now is just First and foremost, I think it goes without saying, you should [...]
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Involved In A Road Traffic Accident?
Will I Have To Appear In Court If I Claim For Personal Injuries?
When I am advising clients in relation to personal injuries claims sometimes they ask me about whether or not they have to go to Court and they say they are concerned about having to go to Court. Now if you are worried about going to Court and wondering do you have to go to Court [...]
How Much Will It Cost To Bring A Personal Injuries Claim?
I’m often asked how much will it cost to bring a personal injuries claim. Now it is important to remember when you are looking to recover your losses arising out of personal injuries there is a two part process to be engaged in. First you must go through the Injuries Board and if that is [...]
How Long Do I Have To Bring A Claim For Personal Injuries?
If you have had a personal injury a very important question to consider from the outset is how long do you have to bring that claim. Now the reason why it is such an important question is that if the time limit for bringing that claim runs out the claim becomes what we call statute [...]
Can I Bring A Claim For My Child If They’ve Suffered A Personal Injury?
I am sometimes contacted by parents who want to know can they bring a claim to recover the loss that their child has suffered as a result of personal injuries. The short answer is yes of course you can. There is very little difference in the way you would proceed with a claim for a [...]
Do I Need A Solicitor To Make A Personal Injuries Claim?
One of the questions that we frequently get asked is: “What exactly is the Injuries Board and do I need a solicitor to represent me in bringing a claim to it?” Well, first of all, the Injuries Board is a State-run body that was set up by the Government about ten years ago with a [...]
Am I Entitled To Compensation For Personal Injury?
One of the obvious questions that many claimants have is: if they have been injured, are they entitled to be compensated? The short answer to that question is: not necessarily. In order to be able to secure compensation for your injury you have got to show that you were injured by the fault of someone [...]
Should I Get Details Of Witnesses To The Accident?
One of the questions that we are regularly asked is: “Should I retain the names and addresses of anybody who saw my accident happening?” And the answer is, most definitely, yes. You should get the full name, address and contact details of all witnesses to the accident. These details may never be used but it [...]
Should I Settle My Property Damage Claim Before Bringing My Personal Injuries Claim?
One typical situation in a road traffic accident is where you have suffered personal injuries and there has been damage to your vehicle and possibly property in the vehicle. Often times the insurance company will approach you with a view to trying to settle the property damage element of your claim. For instance, they may [...]
Should I Settle My Personal Injuries Claim Early?
One of the questions that we regularly get asked by our clients is whether or not they should accept an early offer of settlement when they are approached by an insurance company shortly after their accident. Generally speaking we discourage them from accepting these offers and there are a number of reasons for this. First [...]