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Road Traffic Accidents in Northern Ireland

If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident in Northern Ireland then Paschal O’Hare Solicitors are here to help. From start to finish, our friendly car accident solicitors are ready to take care of the entire personal injury claims process. Our team will ensure you get the compensation you deserve.  If you have any questions about car accident claims in Belfast or anywhere else across Northern Ireland, contact us today. 

Road Traffic Accident Solicitors in Belfast & Northern Ireland

Paschal O’Hare Solicitors have been advising victims of road traffic accidents in Belfast and across Northern Ireland for more than 50 years. We have represented many clients suffering from injuries like whiplash and serious fractures, and we understand their needs. You can relax in the knowledge that your case is with the experts.

We understand that accidents on the roads, particularly car accidents, can cause serious injuries with long term effects. Furthermore, we understand how these injuries impact our clients and their families. This is why our aim is to reduce your stress and increase efficiency, recovery and also resolution speed.

We pride ourselves on being friendly and also accessible to all of our clients. These are some of the reasons why our clients have made us one of the most highly rated law firms on Trustpilot. If you’re looking for a solicitor to help with your car accident claim in Belfast or anywhere across Northern Ireland, we are ready to help.

Who can claim for road traffic accident injuries?

In many cases you are entitled to bring a car accident claim if you were the driver, passenger, or even pedestrian.

If the road traffic accident took place in Northern Ireland within the last 3 years and it was the fault of another party, you might be entitled to bring a personal injury claim for compensation. Additionally, you might also be entitled if the accident took place within the last 3 years and it was at least partially the fault of another party. However, the compensation award would be less as it would reflect your partial responsibility.

If you want to speak with our car accident claims solicitors please visit our offices in Belfast, Glengormley and Carrickfergus or call us on 0800 020 9311.

What is my car accident claim worth?

Every car accident is different and needs to be calculated differently. Compensation awarded will depend on a number of factors including the severity of your injuries and also financial losses. Consequentially, a whiplash claim sustained in a car accident will be worth a different amount than a broken bone suffered in a pedestrian accident. As a result, our website features a helpful claims calculator that explains how general damages are valued. In many cases, the compensation you receive may actually be greater.

If you were involved in a car accident in Belfast or anywhere else in Northern Ireland, reach out to our car accident solicitors today. We are standing by to help, just complete our contact form to speak with our personal injury solicitors.

How can I make a car accident claim in Belfast & Northern Ireland?

Once you report your accident, starting a road traffic accident claim is as simple as picking up the phone and calling us on 0800 020 9311. Your solicitor will gather relevant evidence, assess your injuries, and reach a settlement that you’re happy with. In most cases you won’t ever need to go to court as our solicitors settled the matter directly with the insurers. You’ll then receive the compensation that you deserve for your injury. 

We’ve been helping injury victims in Belfast and across all of Northern Ireland for over 50 years. We’re confident we can help you too!

Can I claim if I’m partly to blame for my road traffic accident?

Even if you think you’re partially responsible for a road traffic accident, it is still possible to make a car accident claim for your injuries. Once you bring a claim, the courts establish who is liable. It is possible for the courts to determine that both claimant and defendant are responsible, this is called ‘contributory negligence.’ For example, it is possible for the court to determine that you are 25% to blame and the defendant is 75% to blame. Importantly, compensation can still be awarded, but it will be reduced based on how the court has determined the blame. 

Whether you want to make a car accident claim in Belfast or anywhere in Northern Ireland, our solicitors are ready to help. We’re happy to answer any questions related to your road traffic accident. 

What can I do if the other driver is uninsured or untraceable?

Our car accident solicitors have helped many people who have been hit by uninsured or untraced drivers. The process is a little different as these claims are handled by the Motor Insurance Bureau. However, we have extensive experience making these claims, and we would be happy to guide you  

We assist with a range of car accident claims in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. If you’ve been injured by an uninsured or untraced driver, contact our road traffic accident solicitors today. 

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Do I have to meet my solicitor in person to discuss my car accident claim?

No, you don’t need to come into the office to speak with a solicitor unless you want to. We regularly help clients all over Northern Ireland in places like Omagh, Enniskillen, Newry, Ballymena, and many others. Our road traffic accident solicitors are easy to get a hold of over phone, email or post. Additionally, we use our own helpful app which streamlines the process, allowing you to message your solicitor directly to ask for updates or send over key documentation. 

Should you want to speak with us in person, please contact our car accident solicitors in Belfast, Glengormley and Carrickfergus.

Experts in different types of road traffic accidents

Our solicitors have extensive experience in an assortment of different areas, including: 

  • Car accidents
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Passenger Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Public transport accidents
  • Work related vehicle accidents
  • Cycling accidents
  • Uninsured drivers claims 

This is by no means an exhaustive list. We are still able to offer you advice if you are injured in a different way.

Here to help with your car accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, and more

Our injury solicitors deal with a wide variety of different types of road traffic injury claims and understand that every accident is different. Consequently, our road traffic accident services are entirely bespoke to each injury case and might include:

  • Arranging medical treatment.
  • Organising vehicle damage assessment.
  • Securing vehicle repair or replacement.
  • Seeking compensation for your injuries
  • Recovering any loss of earnings.
  • Negotiating with insurers.
  • Dealing with uninsured or untraced drivers.

Our team of road traffic accident solicitors have assisted clients who suffered from different injuries including whiplash and catastrophic injuries. Reach out to speak about your car accident claim in Belfast today.

Choose the best road traffic accident solicitors in Belfast and across Northern Ireland

We specialise solely in personal injury claims. With over 50 years of experience in the personal injury sector, we understand the law and can guide you through the entire process. 

We understand how to quickly and effectively bring a claim on behalf of someone injured in a road traffic accident in Northern Ireland. Moreover, we understand how important these car accident claims are to our clients and their families. No matter is too complex for our team of solicitors.

We have car accident solicitors in Belfast, Glengormley, as well as Carrickfergus.  We are here to help you through your road traffic accident claim and ensure that you recover what you are entitled to. Accordingly, if you want to know whether you have a claim, please call our personal injury solicitors on 0800 020 9311.

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“Our expert car accident solicitors have been helping road traffic accident victims across Northern Ireland for over 50 years.”

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Road Traffic Accident Claims in Northern Ireland FAQs

No Win No Fee is not permitted in Northern Ireland and cannot be applied to car accident claims. If you win your claim, all fees are typically paid for by an insurer.

If your claim is successful, in most cases your costs will be paid by the at fault driver’s insurer. If liability is denied, there are several funding options to include legal aid and legal expenses insurance. Your solicitor can discuss these options with you.

It is important to gather as much evidence as possible in order to strengthen your case. It would be helpful if you had the following:

  • Photographs of accident and injuries
  • Medical Examinations
  • Witness Details
  • Record details
  • Police reports

It’s important to let your solicitor have as much information as possible. The more you give us, the better we can represent you. We’re here to take the stress out of the process and make sure you receive the compensation that you deserve. 

Unfortunately, we only assist with road traffic accident claims that take place in Northern Ireland. 

We would recommend that you obtain independent legal advice before agreeing to an opponent’s offer. The opponent’s insurer and their solicitors will try to use your confusion to resolve the matter in their favour. Once you accept their offer, there is no way to reopen your case. Speak with one of our solicitors by calling 0800 020 9311 to discuss your claim before you agree to anything. 

Yes, you could still be able to make an injury claim under the insurance policy of the motorist, even if they were a friend or family member. However, because of how delicate the circumstances can be, it may be wise to seek legal advice from our solicitors before proceeding.

Yes, if your car was damaged in a collision involving other vehicles, you might be eligible to make a compensation claim in Northern Ireland. You can get assistance from our road traffic accident solicitors to identify the parties at fault, understand your rights, and make the injury claim.