5 General Tips if you have been in an accident
1. You should never admit that you are at fault at the scene of the accident, as this may not be the case when you have time to consider the matter properly.
2. You should not settle your case until you are sure of the full extent of your injuries. We would always advise against settling a case for at least 12 months after the date of the accident.
3. You should keep a diary of how injuries are affecting you so you can show it to your doctor when attending follow up appointments.
4. Always keep receipts of any expenses (medical, physiotherapy etc) you have incurred as a result of the accident, as you should be able to recoup them.
5. Always consult with an expert personal injury solicitor. Your solicitor will have your best interests at heart and will undoubtedly achieve a more favourable result for you.
5 Things You Should Do If You Have Been In A Road Traffic Accident
1. If you or any other party has suffered serious injuries, you should immediately call for an ambulance. Regardless of whether you believe you are badly injured or not, you should visit your doctor so you can be checked out.
2. Provided you have not suffered serious injuries and you are in a position to do so, you should immediately contact the Gardaí and inform them of the accident.
3. You should take full details of the other parties involved in the motor traffic accident, including their contact and insurance details.
4. You should immediately inform your insurance company that you have been involved in a Road Traffic Accident.
5. If you have sustained personal injuries in the accident and you want advice, you should consult with a solicitor who specialises in personal injury law.
5 Things You Should Do If You Have Been In An Accident at Work
1. Where possible you should immediately report the accident to your employer or manager.
2. You should take a note of any witnesses to the accident and where possible obtain their contact details. It the accident was covered by CCTV footage you should ask for a copy of it.
3. Never admit liability (ie. do not say that the accident was your fault);
4. Regardless of whether you believe your injuries are significant or not, you should contact your medical practitioner. Where possible, do not attend the company doctor attend your own medical practitioner. If you do attend the company doctor, ensure that you are doing so in your private capacity. It is important that you also ensure that none of your personal information is released to your employer or their insurance company;
5. If you have sustained injuries in the accident and you want advice, you should consult with a solicitor who specialises in personal injury.
5 Things You Should Do If You Have Been In An Accident In A Public Place
1. If possible you should immediately report the accident to management or the relevant authorities.
2. You should photograph the area where the accident occurred. You should particularly photograph any obstructions that caused the accident, such as a broken tile or any spillages. These photos should then be developed and dated.
3. You should take a note and contact details of any witnesses to the accident.
4. Regardless of whether you believe your injuries are significant or not, you should consult your medical practitioner.
5. If you have sustained injuries in the accident and you want advice, you should consult with a solicitor who specialises in personal injury law.
5 Reasons why should you instruct an expert personal injury solicitor when you have been injured in an accident.
1. A good personal injury solicitor will advise you on the appropriate value of your case so you do not under settle your claim.
2. They will ensure that you are fully advised and do not settle claim prematurely, particularly in circumstances where your injuries are ongoing.
3. Insurance companies use experienced claims handlers to negotiate on their behalf and have the benefit of expert legal advice. It is important that you also have the benefit of such advice.
4. A good personal injury solicitor will ensure that your case is submitted before it become statute barred
5. Many cases are lost because people sue the wrong defendant, a good solicitor will ensure this does not happen to you.
*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.