Have you been involved in a motor accident?
Being injured in an accident is a very upsetting experience for you and depending on how serious your injuries are, possibly even life changing. We understand that you will be feeling upset, in pain, worried about your future, your job, and how you will cope financially if your injuries are life changing. We can help you with your claim for compensation and take some of the pressure from you so you can focus on your recovery.
Whether you were the driver of, or passenger in a vehicle/bus/bicycle/motorcycle that was involved in a collision which wasn’t your fault, or a pedestrian/cyclist who was hit by a vehicle and suffered injuries as a result, you may be entitled to make a claim for your injuries. Gary Matthews Solicitors can offer you the expert advice needed and will help you settle your claim step by step.
Answer the following questions:
✓ Did the car crash or road traffic accident occur within the last two years?
✓ Was the car crash or road traffic accident someone else’s fault?
✓ Have you suffered personal injury or been off work?
If you think that the answers to the above are ‘yes’ then we can help you settle your claim step by step. But to do so, we need to be able to show that the person who was responsible for the road traffic accident, or the car accident, was careless.
In road traffic and car crash accidents carelessness is often judged by the standards set out in the Highway Code.
We will give you advice about the prospects of success. Don’t delay, contact Gary Matthews Solicitors as soon as possible.
Important note – Avoid your insurer! If you use your own insurers, this may affect your no claims bonus. It is also possible that your insurer may be the same as (or has a relationship with) the other party’s insurers! Whatever you do, avoid those insurers and anyone who may be involved with them.
You need independent advice. Gary Matthews Solicitors are available to help.
Your questions answered
- Any personal injury sustained
- Any loss of income
- Any impact the accident may have on your future work prospects
- direct financial loss
- damage to vehicle, personal items, clothing, prescriptions
- replacement plated vehicles (Taxis) for non-fault accidents
You can make a claim for your family helping you after a road traffic accident. Examples of this are, if your partner or family member sustained a loss of earnings as a result of having to care for you. Additionally, if you are required, as a result of your accident, to pay someone to undertake work you would have otherwise done, this can be reclaimed for you.
Let’s assume, for whatever reason, you decide to do the case yourself. You get an offer from the Defendants insurance company and/or an Injuries Board assessment for €11,500.00. What are you going to do then? How do you know if this figure is fair and reasonable? That’s the reason why you should always use a Solicitor, because a Solicitor can tell you if an offer from an insurance company or the Injuries Board is sufficient and fair compensation for you. The best comparison is selling your home – would you accept any offer without instructing an estate agent to prepare a valuation?
Gary Matthews Solicitors will advise you whether to accept or reject an offer and how to then enter into the litigation process (if necessary), where in our experience in over 97% of cases, a court will award you a higher sum than the Injuries Board Assessment. Since very few cases actually end up in court, we will essentially negotiate on your behalf with the insurance company based on our twenty years past experience and knowledge.