Unfortunately, many people each year sustain spinal cord injuries as a result of road traffic accidents, and these can disrupt their lives and cause problems ranging from behavioural and cognitive issues to loss of mobility and compromised movement. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you may be able to achieve redress to help with the costs of your rehabilitation and treatment, as well as future living costs.
Many people are involved in road traffic accidents every year in Ireland, and if you are one of these, you may be surprised to learn that you may bring a case for redress if you have had an accident that isn’t your fault. Being able to establish blame in a road traffic accident is very important for the legal processes that follow, and it can help to reduce stress in the future if you follow simple protocol to make this as easy as possible.
Cycling is a popular hobby and an environmentally friendly way to travel, but cyclists often find themselves at risk from other road users. Unfortunately, accidents involving cyclists are relatively common, and this is often because drivers are unaware of them on the roads, or are not observing correct protocols for driving near cyclists.
When using public roads, you are legally obliged to adhere to the rules that require you to drive in a careful and courteous manner, to avoid putting yourself and others at risk. Many accidents are caused by drivers who are not taking adequate care.
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 case for financial redress. 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.
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