After an incident where to suffered loss and injury this is clearly the first question you will have asked yourself. Although you may have spoken to friends and heard you have a case, it is strongly advised that you seek the legal advice of a solicitor competent in this area of personal injury claims*.
Should you suffer a loss, injury or expense as a result of another person, you may be able to seek compensation from that person for such personal injury and loss. In most cases the other party will have an insurance company.
Here at Mulroy and Company Personal Injury Solicitors it is our job to make sure that you informed about the incident in question and we can clarify whether you have a case. If so it is also our job to ensure you are fully compensated for your loss arising from your injury.
From our initial meeting regarding the accident, there can be a very clear image of liability which will emerge. Many cases are clear from that first day in that there was an injury suffered and as a result they will succeed in a being fully compensated. A good example of this would be an accident involving two cars where for instance one party collides into the rear of the other car. In this case liability will almost always rest with the party that collided into the rear of the car in front. In other cases, who is responsible for the accident may not be entirely clear. In such cases liability may have to be agreed between the parties and where such agreement cannot be reached, liability will have to be apportioned the courts. It may be the case that the Claimant is held to be contributory negligent. In another example, you may have an accident at work where you failed to follow correct procedures but your employer failed to provide a safe system of work. You can read more about contributory negligence here.
In summary a claim for personal injury is complicated and this is where we at Mulroy and Company Personal Injury Solicitors can be of assistance.
*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.