If you were involved in an accident, whether you were a driver, passenger or pedestrian, within the last two years and suffered an injury you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.By law all drivers must have at a minimum third party insurance cover. Therefore if a driver causes an accident his/her insurers will be covering the accident and any injury to a third party i.e. pedestrians, cyclists, other drivers, passengers. If the other driver in an accident is uninsured or leaves the scene of an accident your claim is likely to be covered by the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland which was established to specifically cover such road traffic accidents *.
If you have fallen, tripped or slipped due to a danger or hazard created by others and have suffered an injury, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation*.
Often a trip, slip or fall is the result of a simple accident and nobody is to blame. However if an accident is the result of negligence of another party then there may be a claim.
Where a person dies following the wrongdoing of another, a cause of action may lie against that wrongdoer. This type of action is referred to as a Fatal Injury Claim / Fatal Injury Action.
This type of claim is a class action. In essence it means that it is brought on behalf of the Deceaseds dependents. The law in this area provides that a dependent includes the following: Spouse, Child, Grandchild, Parent, Sibling, Cohabitant of over 3 years.
Within the first six months of death, the correct person to bring a claim is the legal personal representative. If however they have not brought a claim within that timeframe, any dependant can bring a fatal injuries claim. If there is more than one dependant it is important to note that only one action for damages may be brought against the same person in respect of the death. Therefore separate claims cannot be brought and effectively one single claim should be brought collectively for all of the dependants.
Medical Negligence* is one of the most traumatic experiences that an individual can experience. Medical Negligence can lead to physical, emotional and personal trauma, as well as loss of earnings. We offer an expert service to victims of medical negligence with the aim of a case not only being compensation for the negligence suffered but also providing the victim with justice. One hopes it also assists in improving medical standards.
Personal Injuries Claim*
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If you would like to discuss a personal injury matter please contact us to discuss further:
Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors, 22 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2.
Phone: 01 234 0044
or complete our online assessment form.