Road traffic accidents are the most common cause of personal injury in Ireland. If you receive personal injuries as a result of a road traffic accident you may be entitled to seek compensation for your personal injuries.

Personal injuries received as a driver, pedestrian or cyclist will result in a compensation claim being made against the insurance company of the person driving the vehicle which collided with you.

If your personal injuries were caused as a result of a “hit and run” or by an uninsured driver then you may make a personal injury claim to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland.

If your personal injuries were received as a passenger in a car or motorcycle then you may make a claim against the insurance company of the person who was responsible for the accident whether this is the driver of the vehicle you were in or the driver of another vehicle.

Do’sDon’t’s
If someone is injured, Call an ambulanceDon’t move your vehicle if it is a serious accident
Be courteous and politeDon’t admit liability – Even if you are obviously at fault
Call the GardaíDon’t leave the scene until particulars have been exchanged
Minor accident obstructing traffic – Take good pictures and move vehicle if Gardaí advise to do so
Exchange all details – Names/ Registration & Phone Numbers etc.
Take note of name and station of Gardaí present
Take names & numbers of independent witnesses
Contact BCC Solicitors for further advice