After an accident, whether it is a car or work or fall, the adversarial insurance company will normally contact you to obtain information about your claim, including your property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and medical records. Your cooperation in providing this information to the insurance company will usually result in some form of settlement offer in an attempt by them to avoid litigation.
This is when you have to introduce the “Kipling” six questions namely what? When? Why? How? Who? and Where? Then you can ask the right questions.
Not every claim against another party requires a personal injury solicitor in Dublin. The facts and circumstances dictate when you need to engage the services of a personal injury solicitor in Dublin. For instance, if you are involved in a car accident which was not your fault then you may be able to go to the Personal Injuries Accident Board, then you may be successful in handling the claim without a personal injury solicitor in Dublin.
Most solicitors do not mind giving free advice to their clients regarding settlement offers which may have been extended in a potential case. If a fair offer has been tendered, you should accept it.
However, you should be very careful about what kind of information, especially statements, made to the opposing side when their liability or fault is contested. Frequently, the insurance companies are seeking to prove that you were at fault or to limit the value of your claim. In such instances, you may want to retain a personal injury solicitor in Dublin very early on in the process.
Knowing what documents and reports to submit to a personal injury solicitor if you are involved in an accident can help to shorten the amount of time it takes for the claim to be paid for injuries and damages.
You can also reduce the time it takes to be compensated for your pain and suffering if you contact your insurance company and the guards as soon as possible following the car accident.
Let your family doctor know, if possible that you were involved in an accident. Ask your family doctor to arrange a series of tests such as. MRI, X-rays of injured areas. Make sure, if you can that you get images of areas that were injured or damaged prior to the accident. This way you and your solicitor can assess whether additional damages were made to the area due to the accident.
This does not mean that you should not get yourself and any others involved thoroughly examined by your doctor following an accident. Sometimes the resulting injuries, which at first seem minor, develop into serious life altering conditions. Do not assume that just because you are able to leave the site of whatever accident, that you are medically fit and alright. You must get your own doctor to perform a thorough examination and proscribe you the necessary medicine or treatment. Often shock and other ailments, such as whiplash appear sometime after the accident.Read More