Safer Journeys

You can make safer decisions to help avoid becoming involved in a road traffic accident.* 

If you drive for work, your employer is legally required to ensure that you are: 

  • Legally entitled to drive the vehicle you are using 
  • Driving a vehicle that is safe and roadworthy
  • Adequately informed, trained, competent and fit to drive it safely 
  • Driving the vehicle as per manufacturer’s and employer instructions

You must hold a valid driving licence for the vehicle being driven, and you must have it with you while driving. You are required to understand and obey all the rules of the road and to update yourself regularly on road safety. You also have an individual responsibility for your driving behaviour. 

  • Never drink and drive. 
  • Never drive under the influence of any kind of drugs 
  • Never drive when tired. 
  • Always wear a seat belt, and ensure passengers do too.

Before you set off on a journey, plan your route and check weather and traffic updates. When you are driving, travel  at the appropriate speed for the prevailing conditions. You should drive with daytime running lights and slow down or even cancel your journey in severe weather conditions

Keep your vehicle in good working order and check it before driving. If you carry a load, ensure it is securely stowed and restrained to prevent any movement during transit.

You may take legal action after  you have been involved in an accident or injured because of somebody else’s actions or negligence*.

Personal injury claims generally involve:

  • A plaintiff or claimant  – this is the person making the claim (you).
  • A defendant – the person(s) you are making the claim against.
  • Your solicitor 
  • PIAB – Personal Injury Assessment Board (often called the Injuries Board). PIAB assesses most  personal injury claims before any further steps are considered.

What Are the Common Injuries Sustained In Accidents?

For every type of accident, whether a car crash, a slip and fall, or a product related injury, there is a wide array of injury types that can occur. Every part of the body is susceptible to different forms of injury and the forces applied upon the body when an accident occurs will dictate the kind of injury as well as the severity.

As a personal injury law firm with over 50 years experience representing injured parties Ireland we understand the nature of various types of injuries. We are able to articulate the effects they have on a client’s life, and the types of medical care required, in the context of a personal injury case.

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2-4 Ely Place, Dublin 2, D02 FR58


Bishopsgate, Henry Street, Limerick, V94 K5R6


1A South Mall, Cork, T12 PV44

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