Aoife's car passenger injury claim settles for £12,000 (Belfast) | Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors | Belfast - Northern Ireland

Aoife's car passenger injury claim settles for £12,000 (Belfast)

Aoife's car passenger injury claim settles for £12,000 (Belfast)

Aoife was a backseat passenger in a taxi travelling through Belfast. During her journey, the driver continued through a set of traffic lights that were displaying amber.  Unfortunately, another car at the junction also went through their own amber lights and a collision ensued. As a result of the car crash, Aoife was left with a knee injury and whiplash.

Aoife contacted Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors

Aoife, realising she was entitled to compensation, began researching well regarded personal injury law firms in Belfast. She came across our firm and was particularly impressed by our large number of online reviews. She contacted us and we took on her case. We had our new client examined by a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who provided us with a report detailing the injuries and how long they would take to recover from.

We sent a letter claim to both parties involved in the crash who both denied liability for causing the accident. Solicitor, James Tracey, invited both driver’s representatives to discuss the matter. He put it to them that it may remain uncertain who was at fault, but that we could all agree that our client, a backseat passenger was definitely not to blame for the collision. This was accepted by all parties and one of the defendants agreed to settle in the amount of £12,000 on a without prejudice basis. This means that if their client is eventually found to be at fault, they will have already paid out Aoife’s compensation. However, should the other driver be found to be at fault, they will reimburse the other insurer.

By dealing with the claim in this manner, we ensured a speedy result for our client who no longer needed to wait idly whilst third parties argued over issues of liability.

If you were injured as the passenger in a car like Aoife, click here to learn more about our service or contact us for a free no obligation discussion on how we can help you too. 

What the NHS says about Kate’s injuries


Knee pain

We have more online reviews than any other law firm in Northern Ireland.

Our App

Clients have the option to be updated by their solicitor throughout the entire claim process. You can message us with answers or queries, sign documents and attach photographs to help speed up your case. You can learn more in our app guide.

Claim Calculator

Our claims calculator can give you an idea of how we value general damages awarded for pain suffering. However, compensation may also include special damages such as loss of earnings.


All initial enquiries are completely free of charge allowing for the opportunity to determine if a claim is possible before committing. Should a claim proceed, our final bill is recovered from the third party's insurers.

"No Win No Fee" is not permitted in Northern Ireland. However, some clients may be eligible for legal aid or legal expenses insurance.


Most Common Motorcycle Injuries


Top 5 Summer Road Trip Safety Tips 


Top 3 Most Common Seat Belt Injuries



Most Common Motorcycle Injuries
Top 5 Summer Road Trip Safety Tips 
Top 3 Most Common Seat Belt Injuries
Copyright © 2021 Paschal O'Hare Solicitors.
All rights reserved.
T: 028 9031 3613
F: 0845 384 9496
Website by Elm House Creative