Motor Accident

Personal Injury* Claims Ireland

There is a perception by the general public that certain procedures must be followed after a car crash e.g. that the cars must not be moved until the police are called. Depending on the type of accident this is very often unnecessary and only serves to cause traffic hold ups. The following is intended as a brief outline of the DOs and DON'Ts and as a general guide when you have been involved in a road traffic accident. If you would like to talk to us about a personal injury* claim in Ireland, please complete the online form.

Where there is a road traffic accident in which there are no obvious injuries at the time, telephoning the Gardai and informing them of this will more often than not result in the Gardai indicating that they will not call out to the scene since there is a general policy by the Gardai to let the drivers sort the matter out themselves. Where of course there is serious injury and an ambulance is called, the Gardai will nearly always attend and may caution one or both drivers and in due course they will take statements from various people involved in the accident and forward these to the DPP to decide whether or not a prosecution will result.

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DOs and DON'Ts after a Motor Accident