Keenan & Co. Solicitors

Road Accident Claims

What To Do After A Road Accident & How To Make a Claim

Road accident claims are a disturbing sight that exists in the status quo of the world. Accidents occur in many forms and can occur in different spaces resulting in personal injuries for the people involved. The person who is left injured in an accident has the right to make a claim and ensure the acquisition of a car accident claim payout. Submitting a claim and going through the PIAB process can be cumbersome so it is advisable to submit the case to a trusted personal injury solicitor like Keenan & Company.


If a third party is guilty of causing the accident, the injured person can make a claim, irrespective of whether the person was the driver of the car, a passenger, or a pedestrian on the road. The compensation claims can be registered at the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB), an organization dealing with personal injury claims caused by accidents. The compensation amount covers all medical expenses, lost income, and other related expenses.

When accidents occur, it is crucial to file a report at the nearest Garda station. This is because the Garda’s official statement is an essential piece of evidence consisting of all relevant details of the case. To represent the case through PIAB or the courts, the victim can take the aid of an experienced solicitor who is equipped with the know-how of car accident cases. They will study the case and prepare a strong claim for getting you the compensation you deserve.

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The initial steps...

The initial steps to be taken after a road accident occurs include accessing medical care. The final hospital reports and bills need to be procured along with other photographic evidence or witness statements that support the claim. It will help in making the case more robust, thus increasing the probability of positive outcomes.


If a third party is entirely at fault for causing the accident, the injured victim will be entitled to apply for a full-fledged compensation. In case the accident is a hit and run case or an accident caused by an uninsured driver, the case gets more complicated, and the lawsuit is filed against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland.

The car accident claim payout varies from case to case. The compensation amount can be estimated by analyzing the type of injury caused and its consequences. Any claim for personal injury compensation should be made as early as possible under the guidance of a solicitor. Contact Keenan & Company and arrange a consultation with qualified solicitors to discuss any legal issue that you’re currently facing.

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

Our Solicitors

We strive to get the right results at the right price for our Personal Injury clients. We have a professional, experienced and hands on approach to assist you with all of your legal needs.

Brian Keenan
Principal Solicitor

Donagh Bradley
Senior Associate

A Few Words From Our Clients


A personal injury claim is a legal case where an individual seeks compensation for injuries sustained as a result of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing. It can include various types of accidents, such as car accidents, workplace injuries, medical malpractice, or public liability incidents.

To determine if you have a valid personal injury claim, several factors must be considered. These include establishing that someone else was at fault for your injury, demonstrating that you suffered harm or losses as a direct result, and ensuring that your claim falls within the applicable time limit. Consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer can help assess the viability of your case.

In a personal injury claim, you may be entitled to various types of compensation, including:

  • General damages: Compensation for pain, suffering, and loss of amenity.
  • Special damages: Reimbursement for financial losses, such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, loss of earnings, and property damage.
  • Future losses: Compensation for ongoing medical treatment, long-term care, and potential loss of future earnings.
  • Legal costs: In some cases, the successful party may recover their legal costs from the losing party.

 In Ireland, the time limit for making a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the incident or from the date you became aware of your injury. This is known as the statute of limitations. However, certain exceptions and different time limits apply to specific cases, such as claims involving children or cases against the State. It is advisable to seek legal advice promptly to ensure you don’t miss any important deadlines.

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If you have been involved in an incident which has left you injured through no fault of your own, contact us to arrange a consultation to discuss your claim today.