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Cyclist fatalities on the Increase

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Cyclist fatalities on the Increase

5 cyclists have been killed on Irish roads this year the most recent being a young woman who was fatally injured by a lorry in Blackrock at a set of traffic lights. In 2012 there were 8 fatalities. The RSA has reported the most dangerous areas for cyclists are cross-roads and T-junctions where cyclists are…

Pedestrian sues Local Authority for Defective Traffic Lights

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Pedestrian sues Local Authority for Defective Traffic Lights

Teenage Pedestrian Awarded Substantial Damages for Defective Traffic Lights. The High Court recently awarded a young man in excess of €800,000 in damages for serious and permanent injuries as a result of road traffic accident whereby he was knocked down by a car at a set of traffic lights in South Dublin. At the time…

Road Traffic Accidents Involving Minors

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Road Traffic Accidents Involving Minors

Susie, aged 12 year was on her way home from school on the school bus. At her usual stop she got off and proceeded to walk around the front of the bus to cross the road. Unfortunately Susie was knocked down by a car.

Safety of Injured Party at the Crash Scene

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Safety of Injured Party at the Crash Scene

Background to this car accident claim. We recently acted on behalf of a driver in relation to a road traffic accident whereby he was rear ended while stationary at traffic lights. The driver and his passenger felt immediate neck and back pain. The Gardai were called and the Dublin Fire Brigade arrived a short time…

Drivers – Watch Out For Passing Cyclists

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Drivers – Watch Out For Passing Cyclists

Mary was cycling her bicycle to work, as was her normal practice every day. As she was passing a car parked on her left, suddenly and without warning the driver’s door opened knocking Mary from her bicycle.

Families of Crash Victims Entitled to Compensation

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Families of Crash Victims Entitled to Compensation

Did you know that if you are the family member of a person who has been killed as the result of a car crash or accident at work, you may be entitled to sue the 3rd party driver or employer for negligence?

Uninsured Drivers Can Claim

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Uninsured Drivers Can Claim

Did you know that if you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured driver and you yourself are uninsured you can now claim damages for personal injury against the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI).

What you SHOULD and SHOULD NOT do if involved in a car accident!

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on What you SHOULD and SHOULD NOT do if involved in a car accident!

If you are in involved in accident, be it that a third party driver runs into and hits you or if you have the unfortunate mishap of crashing into another vehicle, then here are the necessary steps which should be taken immediately after the accident:

Accident Involving an Uninsured or Unidentified Driver

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Accident Involving an Uninsured or Unidentified Driver

Did you know that if you have been involved in an accident with a vehicle which is not insured or which is unidentified you can bring a claim for damages for personal injuries against the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) which is a State Body

Accident Involving a Commercial Vehicle

By admin_haughey | March 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Accident Involving a Commercial Vehicle

Did you know since the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the case of Farrell v. Whitty [2007] ECR I-3067 it is now possible for persons injured whilst travelling in the back of a commercial vehicle with no seating to bring a claim for compensation for injuries suffered if the commercial vehicle is involved in a collision.

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