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Road Rage Injury Compensation

If you have sustained a serious injury stemming from an incident of road rage that has had an ongoing impact on your health and finances, you might be entitled to compensation. At McCarthy + Co, our personal injury team has a long history of bringing successful claims against negligent and wrongdoing drivers. Contact us to arrange an appointment with a lawyer specialising in road rage claims. 

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Seeking compensation following a road rage incident

It is possible to claim injury compensation following a road rage incident, provided you can demonstrate that you suffered personal injuries due to another party’s actions or negligence. Vital steps in the process include the following:

  • Reporting the Incident – It’s crucial to report the incident to the Gardaí as soon as possible. Having an official record of the event can significantly support your claim.
  • Medical Documentation – Seek medical attention for your injuries immediately. This not only ensures your health is taken care of but also provides medical documentation that can be vital in securing compensation.
  • Legal Advice – Consulting with a lawyer who specialises in personal injury claims is highly recommended. Your lawyer will advise on the strength of your case, guide you through the legal process, and help gather necessary evidence.
  • Injury Board Application – Most personal injury claims are processed through the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB). Your lawyer will assist you with submitting your claim to the PIAB, which involves detailing the incident and providing medical evidence of your injuries.
  • Court Proceedings – If the PIAB does not resolve your claim or if the assailant does not consent to the PIAB assessment, your claim may proceed to court. Here, the evidence will be presented, and a judge will decide regarding compensation.

Compensation for injuries following a road rage incident can cover various damages, including medical expenses, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, and any other expenses incurred as a result of the incident.

Common injuries sustained following road rage incidents

Injuries range from minor cuts and bruises to fractures, whiplash, head and brain injuries, as well as psychological impacts such as stress, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These injuries can result from physical altercations, being struck by a vehicle, or accidents caused by aggressive driving behaviours. The severity of injuries varies, with some requiring immediate medical attention and others leading to long-term health issues or emotional distress. Serious incidents causing on-going physical and mental health implications may result in susbstantial awards for general and special damages.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the questions we are often asked in relation to road rage claims.

  • What evidence should I document to support a road rage claim?

    To support your claim you will need to document the following: a detailed description of the incident, photos or videos of the scene and injuries, witness statements and contact information, medical records showing injuries related to the incident, a report from the Gardaí, and any communication with the other party involved. This evidence helps establish the sequence of events, the extent of injuries, and the other party's aggressive behaviour, forming the foundation of your personal injury claim.

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  • Can you help me bring criminal proceedings against my attacker?

    Not directly, no. As personal injury lawyers we are primarily focused on securing compensation for your injuries and losses rather than criminal prosecution. Our job is to guide you through the legal process related to your claim. Jailing an attacker falls under criminal law, which requires involvement from An Garda Síochána and public prosecutors. We are happy to assist you in gathering evidence that can be presented to the relevant authorities.

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  • Can I claim compensation for psychiatric injuries following a road rage incident?

    Yes, you can claim compensation for psychiatric injuries including stress, anxiety, and PTSD, if you can prove these injuries are directly linked to the incident. Compensation covers not only physical injuries but also psychological harm. Documenting your psychiatric condition through medical assessments and treatments is crucial for substantiating your claim and demonstrating the impact of the incident on your mental health.

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  • Do I need to consult a lawyer?

    While not mandatory, having a lawyer is highly recommended when bringing a claim, especially for complex cases like road rage incidents involving injuries. Your lawyer will help you to navigate the legal system, advise on your rights, ensure proper documentation, and work to maximise your compensation payout. Their expertise increases the likelihood of a favourable outcome, handling negotiations and potential court proceedings on your behalf, which can be particularly beneficial in disputes or when facing insurance companies.

Start your road rage injury claim

If you have been seriously hurt in a road rage incident you are likely to have the grounds to bring a compensation claim against the wrongdoing driver. Call us on 1800 390 555 and an experienced member of staff will discuss your situation and potential next steps. You can also email on info@mccarthy.ie and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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About McCarthy + Co

With more than 30 years of experience in dealing with personal injury claims, McCarthy + Co. has expertise in a wide variety of fields including road traffic and car accident compensation claims cases. We are a family-run business, and we pride ourselves on offering honest, impartial and helpful advice.

Our offices are based in Dublin and Cork but we work with clients throughout Ireland in locations ranging from Galway to Waterford. You can count on us for legal advice, guidance and assistance on any form of personal injury.

Our Awards & Accreditations

We are a multi-award winning firm, accredited by the Law Society of Ireland.

Law Firm of the Year - Irish Law Awards
Irish Law Awards 2022 - Winner of Excellence & Innovation in Client Services
Irish Law Awards 2022 - Excellence & Innovation in Client Services
Irish Law Awards 2021 - Litigation Law Firm of the Year (Munster)
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Flor McCarthy

Flor McCarthy

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wears multiple hats, not only as the managing partner of one of Ireland’s leading law firms, but also as an author, speaker and an acknowledged expert in client service, innovation and marketing.

Beginning his academic journey at UCC, Flor furthered his education with a master’s degree in law from UCD. After gaining valuable experience as a solicitor in Dublin, the allure of home and the family brought him back to West Cork to contribute his expertise to the family business.
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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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is a seasoned solicitor with almost 20 years of experience, specialises in personal injury and medical negligence claims, focusing particularly on high-value compensation cases. His extensive litigation experience spans Circuit Court, High Court and Supreme Court levels.

John's practice involves a diverse range of cases, from personal injury and wrongful death to property damage, defective products, professional negligence and judicial reviews.
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