What To Do After A Road Accident? | Personal Injury Claims

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Road traffic accident claims are the most common of all personal injury claims presented to solicitors and the Injuries Board.

A road traffic accident can be a traumatic experience regardless of the seriousness of the crash or whether you suffered any personal injuries.

If you have been involved in a crash that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim along with any damage sustained to your vehicle.

Common road accidents

  • Car accidents.
  • Cyclist accidents.
  • Motorcycle accidents.
  • Taxi passenger accidents
  • Rear-end collisions.
  • Pedestrian accidents.
  • Public transport accidents.
  • Fatal road traf c accidents.
  • Claims against uninsured Drivers and unidentied vehicles

Firstly, you need to check if you, any passengers and anybody else involved in the accident needs medical attention and to call an ambulance to ensure that medical care is received as soon as possible.

It is essential that if you have suffered a personal injury that you book an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible after the accident, even if you are involved in a minor road traf c accident. Unfortunately, seemingly minor injuries can develop into a more severe threat to your health if left untreated.

After seeking medical attention, these are the steps you should follow:

1. Call the Gardaí

2. Gather the relevant information

3. Witnesses

4. Speak to a solicitor

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