I have just had a road traffic accident. What should I do?

Road Traffic Accident

If you are involved in a road traffic accident, it is important that you follow the below guidelines;

(i)     Avoid moving the vehicles from the scene of the road traffic accident if possible.

(ii)    Telephone the Gardaí to attend at the scene of the accident.

(iii)   Take a photograph of the accident scene including the damage to your vehicle and the other vehicle involved and the positions of the vehicles relative to one another and their position on the road relative to any landmarks. It is also important that if there are skid marks on the road or broken glass or other debris from the accident that you take photographs of these also, including if possible, their location on the roadway.

(iv)    You may be shocked and upset following the accident and you may be the subject of intimidation from the other party. However it is important that you do not admit liability at the location of the accident.

(v)     Obtain the following information:

a) Name and address of the other driver.
b) Details of the vehicle including make, model, registration number etc.
c) Details of the Insurance Company and policy number of the other driver/drivers;
d) Name of the Garda who attended the scene of the accident;
e) Details of any witnesses who witnessed the accident;

If you have had a road traffic accident, Mulroy and Company Personal Injury Solicitors will be happy to advise you on any questions or queries you may have.

We are here to help. Please do not hesitate to telephone us at 091 – 586760 or email us to discuss your claim.

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