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Car accident claims – what to do if you are involved in a car crash?

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Do you know what to do if you or a member of your family are involved in a car accident?

Most road traffic accidents such as car crashes occur during a short journey while you are going to work, bringing or collecting your kids from school. If you or a family member are unfortunate enough to be involved in a car accident – do you know what to do?  Here are some quick tips to help you get all the information that you require if you have been involved in a car accident and thinking about the car accident claims process:

OBTAIN THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

· Details of the drivers car registration number, insurance company and policy number
· Contact your Insurance company and report the accident
· Name of Gardai / police and station
· Name, address and contact telephone numbers of the driver(s)
· Name, addresses and contact telephone numbers of any witnesses
· Details of the driver’s insurance company and policy number
· Contact your Insurance company and report the accident
· Do describe the accident by:1. making a sketch or drawing of the scene of the accident, 2. taking photographs if you have a camera or camera phone, 3. recording information such as street names: the vehicles’ locations on the road and the direction of traffic at the point of collision

DO REPORT THE ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT TO GARDAI/POLICE:
· If there is any injury to any of the parties.
· If the third party driver has no valid insurance, attempts to leave the scene or admits to driving a stolen vehicle.
· Even if there is no personal injury evident at the time, report the accident to your nearest Garda Station and provide details of the accident.
· DO visit your doctor if you think you may have suffered any injury, which may not always be immediately apparent at the time of the car accident.
· DON’T make any statements about the road traffic accident or admit liability at the scene of the accident.
· DON’T leave the scene of a Car Crash until all information has been exchanged between the parties. If personal injury is involved, do not leave the scene until the Gardai / Police have arrived.

In 2019 the Injuries Board reported that 75% of accident claims were a result of car crash injuries. The most common factors that lead to fatalities and serious injuries on our roads
· speed
· alcohol
· tiredness
· failure to wear a seatbelt
· and to alter driving for weather conditions

Based in Dublin, Ireland, with 30 years’ experience Tracey Solicitors are specialists in Personal Injury Law. Serving clients from Ireland and Abroad our team of personal injury solicitors will guide you on all aspects of accident compensation claims.

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Dublin 2

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