If you have been involved in a road traffic accident in which you were injured, and you were a passenger in a private vehicle, a commercial vehicle or on public transport, you are legally entitled to bring a claim for compensation. You should seek advice from a specialist solicitor such as S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors to determine whether or not you have grounds for a claim.
Can You Make a Passenger Injury Claim?
1. Know the law. The insurance company of the driver who is at fault in the accident will deal with your personal injury compensation claim. If there was no insurance in place, or if the vehicle that caused the accident left the scene without exchanging details, you may still be able to claim through the MIBI (Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland Scheme), which exists to protect those who are accidentally injured by uninsured, unidentified or untraced drivers.
2. Keep good records. However, before you make your claim, you will need to have all the information relating to the claim available. This includes the details of the accident, an incident report from the Gardai, your personal details, details of all vehicles involved and medical reports concerning your injuries.
3. Seek legal advice. Seek advice from a specialist solicitor such as the professionals at S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors in Ennis Clare, who can advise you of your options and assist you in making your claim. The level of compensation you are awarded will depend on the type and severity of injuries you have sustained, and the impact this has had on your life.
4. Be aware of your role. In most cases, a passenger will be viewed as a victim of an accident and awarded compensation accordingly. However, if you were not wearing a seat belt, or if you were knowingly travelling in a vehicle which was stolen, uninsured or of which the driver was intoxicated, you may be considered to have negligently contributed to the accident and to your own injuries.
Consult Personal Injury Solicitors in Ennis
If you have been injured as a passenger in a road traffic accident, contact expert personal injury solicitors at S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors. We specialize in this type of claim and will be happy to discuss your case with you.
You can see S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors for a free consultation without obligation. Simply call into our office in Ennis, Co.Clare, contact us online or call us today on +353 (065) 6820620. We guarantee to call you back to discuss your case within one business day