Have You Been the Victim of a Road Traffic Accident?
Have you had a road traffic accident as a driver, passenger or pedestrian and sustained anything from a minor whiplash to a serious brain injury? The extent of your injury could affect you for the rest of your life. It is often the case, that even the most insignificant road traffic accident can give rise to a complicated and potential long lasting medical condition known as ‘whiplash’. Whiplash affects the muscle tissue and shoulder and neck bones. The problem with a whiplash injury is that it can take weeks and sometimes months for the injury to fully manifest itself. It can be extremely painful, incapacitating and typically arises as a consequence of a motor vehicle being hit from behind.
What should I do after a Road Traffic Accident?
Make sure that no one is injured and if you have any doubts phone for an ambulance. The key priorities after an accident are:
- Obtain registration numbers, contact and insurance details of the others involved.
- Use your mobile phone and take photos of the scene.
- Draw a sketch to show the overall context of the accident damage to cars.
- Take the contact details of witnesses.
- Do not admit liability.
- Do not sign any statements or documents.
- What do I do if the other driver has no insurance or flees the scene in his vehicle?
Make sure your vehicle is safe to drive before leaving the accident scene.
If you have been the victim of a car accident where the other driver was uninsured or fled the scene, you can make a personal injury compensation claim to the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI). The MIBI was set up for the purpose of compensating victims of road traffic accidents caused by uninsured and unidentified vehicles.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and you have sustained a personal injury please phone us at 01 8744422 or fill in our enquiry form and a client care executive will be happy to help you. All our client care executives are non-lawyers with a considerable track record of helping people through the many difficult issues that arise during the processing of a personal injury claim. They will also organise an appointment with an experienced personal injury solicitor.