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A guide on navigating the car accident claims process in Northern Ireland

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A guide on navigating the car accident claims process in Northern Ireland

Every car accident in Northern Ireland is different, but there are some commonalities

Although the number is in decline, car accidents remain a common occurrence in Northern Ireland and they can be both physically and emotionally traumatic. If you have been involved in a car accident, it is important to know the steps to take to make a claim for compensation.

This guide will provide you with a simple overview of the car accident claims process and the role solicitors play.

What are car accident claims?

  • A car accident claim is the mechanism used to pursue a monetary figure in compensation following a car accident. In order to make a claim for compensation, it must be shown that the accident was the fault of another party.
  • Common causes of car accidents in Northern Ireland include excessive speed, careless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Car accident claims are dealt with in the County Court or High Court depending on the value of the case, however the majority of cases settle without the need for a hearing.

How do I find the right solicitors for my car accident claim?

  • Not all solicitors specialise in personal injury litigation. It is important to find a solicitor with experience and expertise in handling claims from car accidents.
  • Consider the solicitor’s track record and the level of service they provide. Online reviews are often a great indication of this.
  • Did you know we’re experts in car accident claims? Not only are we one of Northern Ireland’s most reviewed law firms, our personal injury department is ranked in the top band in the prestigious Chambers Guide

What steps are in the claims process in Belfast & Northern Ireland?

  • The first step in the claims process is to instruct one of our dedicated personal injury solicitors.
  • The next step is to gather evidence to support your claim. For example, witness statements and medical reports. We’ll do this for you.
  • The third step is to negotiate a settlement with the other party’s insurance company or to take the matter to Court if necessary.

What kind of compensation can I expect after a car accident in Northern Ireland?

  • The amount of compensation awarded for a personal injury claim in Northern Ireland will depend on the specific circumstances of the car accident and the injuries sustained.
  • Common types of compensation include medical expenses, lost income and compensation for pain and suffering.
  • It’s important to keep in mind that the process can take some time and to manage your expectations. If you have instructed us, your solicitor will progress your case as quickly as possible and will keep you updated regularly. Our goal is to ensure you receive the maximum amount in compensation that you are entitled to.

Navigating the car accident claims process can be complicated, but with the help of an experienced solicitor, you can let go of the stress that’s typically associated with litigation.

We are car accident claims solicitors and we’re here to help

If you have been involved in a car accident and believe you might be entitled to compensation, we are here to advise you. Visit Road Traffic Accident Claims to learn more or Contact Us for a free initial consultation.


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