Who is responsible for personal injury claims?

How much is awarded for each personal injury case or accident differs from case to case. If you’d like to know what damages you might be able to claim for your own personal injury then the best advice would be to ask a personal injury solicitor.

No Win No Fee solicitors are vastly experienced in all manner of accident claims and all it usually takes is about 10 minutes on the phone with personal injury solicitors so that they can go through some details about your accident injury. Solicitors and advisors are all professional people but they are also friendly and understanding, and there is no pressure from them to take your claim on should you not wish them to do so.

Road Traffic Accidents account for a great percentage of all accidents in Ireland and all drivers of vehicles are required by law to have some type of insurance cover which could be Fully Comprehensive, Third Party Fire and Theft or Third Party only. A driver can make a road traffic accident claim for loss and injuries if another person or party was responsible for the accident.

This is usually another driver, however under some situations the accident might have been caused due to the negligent actions of a different party. In the event the accident also involved a cyclist or pedestrian that were later found to be at fault, an accident claim might still be made despite the fact that the offending party might not posses sufficient or any insurance cover. Nonetheless, in these instances it might not be worth bringing forward an accident claim.

A passenger who has been involved in a road traffic accident in practically all instances can bring a successful personal injury claim for damages in which they have experienced injuries. Passengers are in general considered as blameless casualties that have suffered because of somebody else’s negligence. Even so, failing to conform with the law in regards to the wearing of a seat belt could determine the level of damages received in any accident claims award.

If a cyclist has been involved in an accident in which there has been a third party responsible, an injury claim can be brought against them. In addition to getting damages for injuries, you might also be able to recuperate losses for any damages to your bike and your clothing together with loss of any earnings by beginning a personal injury claim. A pedestrian should be able to make a personal injury claim for his or her injuries if they are able to prove that injuries were caused by a negligent third party.

If you are a pedestrian who has been involved in an accident and are to some extent to blame, you could still be eligible to some level of damages. More related road accident claims advice can be found under the category Road Traffic Accident Claims. If you have had or been involved in a work accident, it will be required that you can show that your injuries are because of the negligence of the employer before seeking a personal injury claim.

An employer is also accountable for work colleagues actions that cause accidents that result in injury. Remember that you also have a duty to make aware your employer of any accident that happens while at work. Any information concerning accidents should be correctly documented in the companies Accident Book. Please be aware, your employer can not end your employment if you decide to make a personal injury claim.

If you happen to be in any uncertainty or worried over this, we advise that you check with a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible. Land and property owners have a duty to ensure all visitors safety. In most circumstances insurance cover is going to be in place to make certain that any injured person or party is able to claim for personal injury should the event of injury occur in a negligent manner.

If you have had an accident that was caused by some defect or fault on a pavement or path such as an uneven paving slab or a pothole you could be in a position to bring an accident claim against those who are responsible for maintaining the pavement or pathway. While slips, trips and falls are often the cause of severely painful injuries, if you yourself were in some way responsible for causing any of your injuries, it is less likely that you are going to be able to make a successful accident claim.

Shop owners along with managers have a responsibility to make sure that their premises are safe from slipping hazards such as wet floors. If a floor happens to be wet regardless of whether from a spillage of some kind or cleaning/maintenance routine, warning signs must be in place to alert customers to the possible hazard. You may be entitled to make an accident claim if you have indeed suffered an accident of this kind.

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Medical negligence solicitors, Dublin

We help people every day of the week (weekends and bank holidays included) that have either been injured or harmed as a result of an accident or have suffered from negligence or malpractice.

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Gary Matthews Solicitors