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Personal Injury Legal Advice*

Many thousands of people are injured every year in various types of accidents; at work, at school, public places, at home, road accidents and more. If you are suffering from an injury, physical or physiological due to an accident caused by another party, you may be entitled to claim damages, which can include loss of earnings, medical bills and expenses.

A ‘Personal Injury Claim’ is the legal term used for injuries sustained to the body, mind or emotions, physical and psychological. In order to bring a claim for a Personal Injury you must prove on the balance of probabilities that your injury has been caused by the negligence of another.
In line with our Mission Statement, Our goal at Synnott Lawline Personal Injury Solicitors is to provide the best legal advice and service for you in the shortest possible time. We have put together Seven Simple Steps to remind you of what to do if you have been involved in an accident and believe you are entitled to claim.

At Synnott Lawline Solicitors we specialise in all categories of personal injury claims. If you have any questions or wish to make a claim please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated and experienced team of solicitors who will be more than happy to talk you through the whole process and answer any questions that you may have. You have two years from the date of your accident within which to make a claim after which time your case will become statute barred. If you have a question about a Personal Injury Claim* contact us: Locall 1850 20 40 60, Tel: 01 453 7890 and start your claim today.

7 Steps – What to do if involved in an accident
1.    Look – what caused your accident?
2.    Act – make sure to immediately report your accident to a person in authority
3.    Witnesses – make sure to take the names and addresses of anybody at the scene
4.    Lawyers – contact Lawline for advise without delay
5.    Injured – make sure to attend your doctor or local hospital as soon as possible
6.    Never – never admit liability
7.    Enquire – now for a copy of our brochure or email us for an instant call back
In Circuit Court cases, your case will be presented in Court by your Barrister. In High Court cases, you will be represented by a Senior Counsel as well as a Barrister (Junior Counsel). A pre-Trial Consultation takes place with your Counsel either on the day of the Trial or within a day or two previously. When arriving for your case, it is important that you dress in a manner which shows proper respect for the Court.
Your Barrister will lead you through your evidence, and you should ensure that you answer all questions to the best of your ability. Try to avoid giving hasty or confused replies. If you are not sure of the answer to any question, you should say so. After the examination by your own Barrister, the Defendant’s Barrister will cross-examine, in an attempt to illicit details from you which may be favorable to the Defendant’s case. The Judge may also have some questions. Giving evidence in court After completion of your evidence, the evidence of any other witnesses is taken in the same way. In regard to medical evidence, medical practitioners may be in attendance in Court but more usually, their evidence is admitted in the form of medical reports handed into the Judge.
When all the witnesses have been heard, and Counsel has made any relevant points to the Court, the Judge usually makes his/her decision there and then, or s/he may adjourn for a short time for consideration or, on occasions, postpone his/her judgement to another day. The judge delivers a decision on liability, and if deciding in favour of the Plaintiff, will make an award of damages as compensation. If you have any questions on going to court, contact our legal team today on Locall 1850 20 40 60 or email us with your query.
The law requires a solicitor to provide clients with information (particulars) in writing, when the solicitor is instructed, or as soon as is practicable after that, of:

  • The solicitor’s actual charges, or, where this is not possible or practicable,
  • An estimate of the solicitor’s charges, or, where this is not possible or practicable,
  • The basis on which the solicitor’s charges are to be made.

Solicitors’ charges are calculated by reference to a number of factors including the following;

  • The complexity of the matter,
  • The urgency of the matter,
  • The difficulty or the novelty of the questions raised,
  • The skill, labour, specialised knowledge and responsibility involved,
  • The number and importance of the documents prepared or examined,
  • The amount of value or any transaction involved,
  • The importance of the matter to you,
  • The time reasonably spent by personnel in the solicitor’s firm on the matter,
  • The place, or places, and the circumstances in which the matter is pursued.

These are also the factors which are taken into account in the assessment of a solicitor’s bill. In addition to the professional fee and miscellaneous charges payable to the solicitor, there will be items of outlay payable to third parties, including government agencies, which must be discharged by you. By law, we (the solicitor) must provide you (our client) with information about case procedures (particulars) in writing.

PIAB First?

At Synnott Lawline Solicitors we specialise in PIAB applications. We provide expert advice throughout the entire process and ensure that each and every client receives our full care and attention. We ensure that the Board adheres to the time limits imposed on it and deal with all queries from the Board on your behalf.


Legal Fees

There are multiple factors which are taken into account in the assessment of a solicitor’s bill. In addition to the professional fee and miscellaneous charges payable to the solicitor, there will be items of outlay payable to third parties. Read more about factors that determines solicitors fees.

Legal Fees

Injury Claims Services*

We are one of Irelands’ leading Personal Injury Claims Law Firms and have been providing expert legal advice on all types of injury claims for over 30 years. Our team is dedicated to providing the very best level of service in a friendly and efficient manner for all aspects of claims. See our page on personal injuries claims.

Claims Services

Injury Claims Guide

This booklet has been produced by Synnott Lawline Solicitors to give our clients an understanding of the personal injury compensation claims process. In some of our correspondence during the course of your compensation claim, we make reference to the relevant sections of this guide by way of explanation of the particular aspect of your claim.

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