At D’Arcy & Co, Solicitors, Kildare, we believe that a careful, sensible approach is needed in relation to personal injury claims*. We aim to use our decades long experience and knowledge in personal injury matters to bring forward cases in a pragmatic and careful manner.

Our team has the necessary knowledge and skills to bring your claim forward in an effective and efficient way.

In relation to a Road Traffic Accident Claims* we will require the following information:-

Your details

  • Name and address
  • Occupation, Employer, work address and PPS number
  • Date of birth (over or under 18)
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail address
  • Marital status
  • Names and date of birth of your children or dependents

Details of accident

  • Date and Time
  • Location and place on the road
  • Nature of road surface (whether tarmac, in good or bad condition, weather conditions and whether built up area or rural area

Your car 

Make, colour, engine size, year, general condition, NCT test, registration number, saloon or hatchback or other, if a goods vehicle, what load were you carrying and were any goods damaged

Driver of your vehicle 

  • Name and address and age
  • Occupation and employer name and address
  • Whether holder of full or provisional licence, had they permission to drive and were they wearing a seat belt
  • Insurance details for you or the driver of your vehicle

The following details for each passenger

  • Name, address, phone number and occupation
  • Description of injuries
  • Position in car

Damage to your car

  • Nature of the damage
  • Copy or details of any estimate obtained including garage and any assessor inspection carried out

Other drivers details

  • Name and address
  • Make  and registration number of car
  • Insurance details for the other vehicle

Who do you think is at fault and why

A brief outline of the accident including details of any signals given, horn sounded, any brake marks, if you had lights on and an estimate of your speed. Were you on your correct side of the road at the time of impact. Were you wearing a seat belt

We would need whatever similar details you have regarding the other driver

A description of what happened after the accident

Garda Details

Were the Gardai called, did they witnesses the accident did they come to the scene, name of Garda and Station

Name and address of any witnesses

Injury Details

  • Description
  • Were you taken to hospital, name of hospital, were you detained and if so, how long
  • Absence from work
  • G.P.’s name
  • Consultant’s name
  • Details in relation to phsiotherapy
  • Brief description of effect of accident/injury on lifestyle and capacity to work


Whatever information you have regarding expenses that are likely to occur such as car damage, car hire or storage, damage to goods, loss of earnings, medical expenses and details of social welfare claimed, medical card (if any) and health insurance

Previous Injuries

Details of any previous injury or claim including amount

Any further information you feel is applicable

We will also need confirmation of your permission to contact third parties such as Gardai, Doctors and Insurance Companies and to commence an assessment of your claim and where necessary to issue the initial letters and thereafter to contact you.


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