Road Traffic Accidents*

traffic-accidentAt Hugh J. Ward & Co. Solicitors, if you have been injured in a road accident in the last two years, and as a result suffered injuries, talk to us if you have any queries.

If you’re worried that you’ve been injured by an uninsured driver, or if you don’t know who the details of who injured you – this isn’t a cause for concern. The Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) exists as a system for compensating victims of uninsured or unidentified motorists.

Even the most insignificant bump can lead to nasty injuries such as whiplash, so it’s important not to ignore any problems.

If you were a driver, a passenger, a pedestrian or a cyclist, we will look after your claim. We will liaise with insurance companies, the Gardaí, witnesses, doctors and anyone else to make sure you get the compensation you’re entitled to.

We are witnessing a significant increase in cyclists being injured. The Road Safety Authority statistics show that in 2012 there was a 59% increase in the number of cyclists injured on Irish roads. A total of 630 cyclists were injured, the highest number in the last 10 years. By contrast, there was a decline in cyclist fatalities in 2012 (down from 9 to 8).

According to the Road Safety Authority, in 2014, there were 182 fatal collisions which have resulted in 196 fatalities on Irish roads. This represents 1 more collision, but 6 more deaths compared to the same period in 2013. 2013 saw an increase in year-on-year fatalities for the first time since 2005, exceeding the number of fatalities in 2012 (162), and the number of fatalities in 2011 (186). Ireland’s road safety record has now deteriorated further in 2014; 196 deaths in 2014 represents a 3% increase on the number of fatalities in 2013.

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.