If you have been involved in even a minor car crash we understand that it can be extremely traumatic, and it is very likely that you will be entitled to some form of car crash compensation for your physical and psychological damages.
Am I eligible for car crash compensation?
To be eligible to make a car crash compensation claim, somebody else must be at least partially at fault for your accident. All car drivers are covered by insurance in the event of a car crash, and any subsequent compensation claim being made against them. Therefore if you are successful in making a claim, the compensation awarded will be paid by the negligent party’s insurance company.
What is the best way to claim car crash compensation?
We offer a free car crash compensation advice line. There is no cost or obligation for this service. You will speak directly to an experienced solicitor, who after discussing your case with you, will provide impartial and accurate information about how best to proceed with your claim.
Simply call our legal claims advice helpline now. We can normally tell you exactly what will be involved in the process of making your claim, how much car crash compensation you are likely to receive, and how long it will take.
Causes and consequences of car crashes
In Ireland the majority (90%) of car crash compensation claims arise from driver errors, such as not looking properly when pulling out of a junction or not keeping the proper distance and crashing into the back of another vehicle. Pedestrians cause around 6% of car crashes by for example, stepping out on to the road without looking. The balance of accidents are due to poor road conditions. Unfortunately Garda data tells that sad story that most fatal injuries are still due to speeding and alcohol consumption by drivers, despite strong efforts to change our driving behaviours.
There were nearly 10,000 injuries from car crashes in Ireland last year. The most common car crash injury compensation claim was for whiplash. This is caused by the sudden impact of the crash, which forces the neck to be thrown backwards and forwards extremely quickly. However, car crashes cause many other kinds of injuries including broken bones, cuts, head injuries and internal wounds. Unfortunately, car crashes also caused 152 deaths in Ireland in 2012, although thankfully the fatality trend is going down.
What should my next step be?
Whatever the circumstances of your accident, after you attend to your medical needs, you should seek the best advice possible about how to make your car crash compensation claim. If not, like many innocent victims you may not receive what you are entitled to.
In our long experience as personal injury solicitors, many people who claim car crash compensation settle for an amount that does not fully compensate them for their suffering and loss.
We are specialist car crash compensation solicitors who can provide you with the best advice, as we have done for countless others over the last twenty years.
If you cannot speak to us now, simply fill in the contact form to request a call from us at any time that is convenient for you.