Road Traffic Accidents*
If you are a driver, passenger or pedestrian, and have been involved in a road-traffic accident, we will be able to assist with your case. We, in collaboration with our international law partners, are familiar with the rules of the road rules across many parts of the world, and, can take the necessary steps, to obtain the required police, engineering and local medical reports, to advance your compensation claim.
Tips that could help your solicitor deal with your claim:
- Photographs obtained at the scene of the accident, of all cars involved, the road layout, the obstruction and anything else you may think will help.
- Record information about the other parties e.g. driver, cyclist, involved including insurance details, registration, and personal details.
- Do not sign or complete an accident report if you do not understand all of the information.
- Get a medical check as soon as you can and take the contact details of the person who treats you. Get a copy of the medical notes if you can.
- As soon as possible CONTACT US AT 1800 200 249
Slips, Trips & Falls*
If you have slipped, tripped or fallen, or have been hurt as a result of a defective pavement or a dangerously slippery surface, we will be able to review your case.
To secure evidence you should:
- Take photographs of the accident site and the cause of the accident.
- If the owner of the property where the accident occurred prepared an accident report, obtain a copy.
- Take the name, address and e-mail details of any witnesses.
- Check if there was any CCTV footage of the incident.
If someone experiences a fatal accident abroad, the trauma and distress suffered by family members can never be underestimated. It is very difficult to deal with a situation such as this and to seek justice for your loved one. Our cases are treated in a most sympathetic manner; while at the same time making sure that if a wrong has been committed then the wrongdoers will be held to account
Cruise Ship Accidents*
Every year, cruise ship holidays are a popular choice among Irish tourists. However, unfortunately, accidents happen on such holidays: slips and falls on slippery ship decks and floors, cruise ship excursions resulting in an accident when visiting unsafe places, and, food poisoning from unseen unsanitary conditions. If you have suffered any sort of harm or injury whilst on a cruise, or on any excursion organised by your tour operator, we can provide you with preliminary advice about your case.
Sporting and Recreational Accidents*
If you have suffered an injury while skiing, sailing, riding or taking part in any other sport or recreational activity, it is important to recognise that accidents can occur, which are part of the risks of the activity, which are not compensable. However, those responsible for sports and recreational activities have a duty not to increase the risk of harm beyond what is normal and expected. As a consequence, if they provide unsafe conditions or equipment which increase the risk of injury, they may be liable in law for injuries caused to participants.
Hotels, restaurants, cruise ships and tour operators have a responsibility to ensure they are following food hygiene procedures properly. If we can prove that negligence on their part has caused your food poisoning, you may have a case.
Food poisoning is the collective name for several different conditions caused by contaminated food, where food has been undercooked or stored at the wrong temperature. The most common of these is gastroenteritis which has various forms depending on what has caused it: bacterial, parasitic, or viral.
A victim of food contamination can make an injury compensation claim under the provisions of the Package Holiday and Travel Trade Act 1995. This act applies to package holidays offered for sale or sold in the Irish state, and protects consumers while on a package holiday, especially when that holiday is abroad.
Common bacteria, parasites, and viruses include:
- E. coli
To come within the protections of the 1995 Act, the holiday must come under the definition of “package” which is set out in Section 2 of the Act. This is defined as meaning a combination of at least two of the following components pre-arranged by the organiser when sold or offered for sale at an inclusive price, and when the service covers a period of more than 24 hours that includes overnight accommodation:
- Other tour services not ancillary to transport or accommodation accounting for a significant portion of the package.
These are the following practical steps you should take if you believe that you have contracted food poisoning and have booked your holiday through a travel agent or tour operator:
- A copy of the incident report form completed by you, and/or the travel agent or tour operator, and/or the hotel/resort where you consumed the contaminated food.
- Details of complaints of a similar nature for an appropriate period before your injury.
- Copies of the booking invoice and terms and conditions of the tour operator/travel agency.
Having an accident abroad can be very stressful and sometimes people don’t know what their legal rights are when claiming compensation for their injuries. It is very important to seek advice from solicitors that have experience in dealing with overseas claims. Managing Partner Liam Moloney deals with these claims and is a member of TATLA which is the Travel and Tourism Lawyers Association based in the United Kingdom.
Types of aviation accident claims
There are several instances of claims that are governed under aviation law. Below are some examples of aviation accidents that you may be able to claim for:
- Injuries resulting from a domestic or foreign air crash
- Injuries sustained while getting on or off a domestic or international flight
- Injuries occurring during a domestic charter or aerial work
- Injured while travelling in-flight
- Sexually assaulted/molestation during a flight
- Allergic reactions to airline food
- Deficiency in an airline’s wheelchair policy which resulted in an injury
- Serious injuries sustained from falling bags from the overhead compartment
- Fatal accident resulting from a domestic or international flight
Maritime (admiralty) Accidents*
Injured Abroad has a wealth of experience in handling maritime-related injury claims. Maritime law, also referred to as admiralty law, is a set of international and domestic laws that oversee maritime activities. It also plays a role in the administration of private and commercial entities which have ships/vessels/structures and personnel in operation on the seas.
The following is a list of related maritime industries in which a claim could be made:
- Boatbuilders and shipwrights
- Boatyards, marinas and port authorities
- Classic boats
- Marine contractors and engineers
- Marine designers and surveyors
- Marine equipment manufacturers
- Maritime museums
- Passenger vessel operators
- Sailing clubs and schools
- Ship-to-shore scheme
- Tall ships and historic ships
- Yacht brokers and sales
- Yacht charters and agents
- Yachts and motorboats