If you have had an accident and it wasn’t your fault, we can help you make a claim for compensation.
Accidents happen! This can be true, however, if you have suffered Injury through no fault of your own you may have a personal injury claim which could entitle you to compensation. At P.A. Duffy and Company our personal injury solicitors understand the reservations some people have about seeking compensation, we are here to make the process as easy as possible by offering expert legal advice and guidance.
Whether you have been involved in a car accident, an accident at work or have simply slipped and fell causing injury our solicitors will engage with you in a friendly manner and bring a claim on your behalf if we believe that fault for the accident lies with a third party.
We are one of the few firms in Northern Ireland who offer cross-border services for personal injury claims.
Our solicitors have a high level of experience in bringing successful claims in relation to road traffic accidents and accidents at work, we also have extensive knowledge in personal injury claims involving children.
P.A. Duffy & Co. have ample experience in compensation claims locally and abroad and can offer you full range of these services:
- Accidents at work
- Occupiers liability
- Product liability
- Road traffic accidents
- Accidents in ROI and abroad – We are one of the few practicing solicitors in N. Ireland who can practice in the North and South of Ireland
- Cycling accidents
- Hearing loss claims
- Serious personal injury.
Our skilled personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in helping those injured in road traffic accidents, public places and on holiday abroad, to make a personal injury claim. “Personal injury” is the legal term for an injury or illness that has been caused (or made worse) by someone else’s negligence. Personal injuries can vary greatly in severity and P.A. Duffy & Co. have experience of winning all levels of personal injury claims, from cuts and broken bones to serious life-changing injuries and fatalities.
Many more people are now renting cars when going abroad which makes life much easier when trying to get around. However, renting a car abroad can come with many risks such as driving on a different side of the road. Whilst people tend to be more cautious, accidents do still happen. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident whilst abroad, we would recommend taking these steps:
- Make sure to get the details of the other party, for e.g. their personal details and insurance company
- Note down any witnesses
- Call the police and ask for a copy of their report
- Make sure to notify your insurance company or the rental company
- Take photographs of your car and the other drivers car
- If you go to hospital, make sure to request a copy of medical records and note down the name and address of the medical institution.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident abroad, legal advice should be sought as soon as possible. Fortunately, there is legislation that can allow you to bring your claim to Northern Ireland if your accident occurred in another EU member state.
Unfortunately, there may come a time where you are involved in a road traffic accident and the other driver doesn’t have insurance or flees the scene of the accident. In the event that this may happen, we advise you to:
- Phone the police & provide the PSNI with the details of what happened. If injured, ask the police to attend the scene of the accident
- Ask the police for a reference number
- Take photographs of both vehicles, if possible.
We would then advise you to get in touch with P.A. Duffy & Co. as we can advise you on what to do and will also take these details from you to better assess your situation:
- Date and time that your accident occurred
- Location of your accident
- Weather/ road conditions
- Make and model of your vehicle
- Your vehicle registration
- Details of your insurer
- Details of your passengers
- Make model and vehicle registration of the other vehicle
- Name and address of the other driver
- PSNI reference number
- A detailed account of the accident circumstances.
Fortunately, The Road Traffic Act 1988 states that all insurance companies must be members of the MIB (Motor’s Insurers’ Bureau) and contribute to its funding. After you get in touch with us, we will then complete an MIB Application on your behalf and will arrange for you to be medically examined.
Unfortunately, cases involving the MIB can take longer and are more complex. However, at P.A. Duffy & Co. we strive to deliver speedy and desired results.
n addition, the MIB can also compensate for cyclists who have been knocked off their bicycle by a driver who cannot be traced.
We offer a free enquiry where we will confidentially discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident and we will assess on the best possible way in which we can assist you.