What to do if you are involved in Road Traffic Accident?

Road traffic accident claims * are an all too common occurrence and can happen for a number of different reasons.

It comes as no surprise that car crash claims * are the most common of all personal injury claims * presented to solicitors and to the Injuries Board.
Being involved in a car accident, as a driver, passenger or pedestrian can be a traumatic experience, regardless of how serious the car crash was or whether or not you suffered any personal injuries *.
If the cause of the car accident or other road traffic accident * was not your fault then you may be entitled to claim for damage to your car, any personal injuries * sustained and any additional expenses incurred as a result of the car accident, amongst others.
Types of Road Traffic Accidents
·         Car Accident
·         Taxi Accident
·         Bus Accident
·         Passenger Accident
·         Motorcycle Accidents
·         Bicycle Accidents
·         Pedestrian
·         Forklift
Steps to take when making Road Traffic Accident claims *
Following a car crash or other road traffic accident *, your first port of call is to check to see if you, any passengers and anybody else involved in the accident need medical attention and to call an ambulance, where necessary, to ensure that medical attention is gotten as soon as possible.
It is important that, if you have suffered a personal injury * that seek for first medical attention, regardless of how minor you think the injuries are, in some cases these minor injuries can develop into more serious threat to your health.
Following this there are a number of steps you should follow:
1.         Call the Gardaí
2.         Gather information on the other person(s) involved
· Details of another driver(s) / people involved: name, address, contact information, vehicle registration number and vehicle insurance information.
· Name and contact details of any emergency service workers at the scene, paramedic/ Gardai
· Take a picture of the scene, from different angles
· Time and Date of the accident
· Weather conditions at the time
3.         Obtain contact d details to any witnesses of the accident
4.         Obtain a Medical Report
5.         Speak to a solicitor
Case Settlement
If you are to proceed with a road traffic accident claim * you may be entitled to claim compensation for the accident and added expenses you may have incurred, these claims are called damages:

General Damages: Non-financial damages such as pain and suffering and/or physical and emotional injuries following a road traffic accident *

Special Damages: Out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of the road traffic accident *. For example, loss of earnings, medical bills, and added travel costs as a result of the accident. This may consist of travel to and from the hospital.

Material Damages: Material damage refers to damage caused to your personal property. For example, in a road traffic accident, the material damage would be the damage to your car.

Based in Dublin, Ireland, with 30 years’ experience Tracey Solicitors are specialists in Personal Injury Law. Serving clients from Ireland and Abroad our team of personal injury solicitors will guide you on all aspects of accident compensation claims.

We give legal advices in Russian. If you need legal help contact Emilia 087 165 1564

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*In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

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