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Road Traffic Accident*

Murray Flynn Solicitors have assisted many of clients nationwide who suffered personal injuries* as a result of road traffic accidents*. Being in an accident* and its consequences can be stressful. We are here to guide you from the moment you contact us until completion of your case.

Road traffic accidents* happen on Irish roads every day. No matter whether you are a driver, a passenger in a vehicle, a taxi, bus, a pedestrian, or a cyclist, if you have been injured in an accident* due to the fault of a third party, you may be entitled to bring a claim*. Compensation* is usually paid by the other driver’s Insurance Company rather than the individual directly.

If the responsible party is uninsured or they cannot be traced, a claim* can be brought against the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI).

You are entitled to claim compensation* for your personal injury* (general damages), vehicle damage and all your out-of-pocket expenses arising from your accident* (medical bills, travel costs and loss of earnings).

What to do when you were involved in a road traffic accident*?

Seek medical attention. If the injuries are serious call an ambulance.

Take photographs of the scene of the accident*. Photographs can help to establish the fault of the other driver.

Call Gardai to report the accident*. The Gardaí will on occasion say that the matter can be dealt without Garda presence. This can happen when nobody is injured.

Exchange the details with the other driver (name, address, telephone number and insurance details). It is also important to note the details of any witnesses who saw what happened (name, address, phone number). If the liability could be questioned a dash cam or CCTV recording can be very helpful.

It is good to be aware that it is a criminal offence for a driver involved in a road traffic accident* to refuse to provide his/her personal details as well as vehicle insurance details.


What to bring for an appointment with a Solicitor?


  • Name and insurance details of the person who caused the accident*.
  • Details of where the accident* happened (google map photo would be useful).
  • Photographs from the place of the accident* showing the position of vehicles and damage to the car or cars.
  • Date of your first attendance with a doctor along with a name and address of the doctor and hospital/GP’s.
  • Your own passport or drivers’ licence for identification purposes.

COVID-19 - Safety message from Murray Flynn Solicitors

During the ongoing Covid 19 Restrictions, our office is open for business. We are able to meet safely with clients by appointment in our Fairview office.

If you have any concerns about coming to meet us to discuss an accident you have been involved in, we are happy to arrange a Zoom Call or meet with you in your own home to advise you.

Stay safe

Murray Flynn Solicitors Team