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What Is The Process During Car Accident Claims?

 

For drivers and passengers who have been involved in a car accident in Ireland, it helps to understand the laws and insurance requirements that could affect any personal injury or car damage claim you decide to make.

If you are injured in a car accident in Ireland then the first thing you need to understand is that the country follows “fault” laws. That means that you have turn to the third parties car insurance coverage to get compensation for your personal injuries and lost income in the case of a road traffic accident. Simply if you are at fault in the road traffic accident then you have nowhere to go in getting compensation for a personal injury.

In Ireland, you have three years from the date of the car accident to get your case started by filing a Personal injury claim with the Injuries board (PIAB).

You do not need to hire a Personal Injury solicitor to file a personal injury claim with the Injuries board; but there are many good reasons why it is advisable to do so.

A good experience and successful car accident solicitor knows how to anticipate and avoid obstacles in the filing of a Personal injury claim with the Injuries board in the car accident claim process, and will protect your rights at every step by getting the paperwork as good as possible. If you file without Personal injury solicitors then there are chances that you will make a mistake in the filing and the Injuries board will reject your case without you knowing why exactly.

 

Injuries Board And Motor Accident Claims What Is The Procedure?

 

After a period of several months the Injuries Board (PIAB) with either recommend a settlement or decline to do so in your car accident claims process. This is when the Car accident process for a compensation claim gets interesting and your need of a Personal injury solicitor becomes more important.

When the Injuries Board (PIAB) recommends a settlement the recommendation is not binding on either you or the insurance company for the “at fault” party. It could be that either you are not in agreement with the amount of the compensation awarded or that the insurance company thinks that the award is too much. In some cases it may well be that both parties are not in agreement with the amount of compensation awarded. In both cases you will then need the aid of Personal Injury solicitors to settle your claim for fair compensation. Indeed this is where it is advantageous for you if you have engaged a Personal injury solicitor from the start. Why is this the case?

Simply Personal injury solicitors engaged from the start have been aware of the circumstances of the car accident from the start and are able to prepare a file for this eventuality from the very early days following your car accident. They will have been able to contact and obtain statements from any of the witnesses available who several months after the accident may have gone to ground. They will have been able to get expert reports on both the car accident scene and medical reports on the injuries that you have received.

Your Personal injury solicitor will then issue a summons to the Insurance Company over the compensation for your injuries suffered from the car accident. As result negotiations will then take place between the Personal Injury solicitors and the Insurance Company. These negotiations can take some time and if no agreement is forth coming then you will be set for a court date. However in most cases agreement is reached and it is not necessary to go to court.

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