Greater speeds cause more serious injuries and larger compensation awards
The speed limit on motorways tends to be marginally higher than on national routes and accordingly where an accident occurs, they tend to be of a particularly serious nature.
Typical injuries include fractured and broken bones, head injuries, spinal injuries and serious soft tissue injuries.
What to do if your involved in a road traffic accident on a motorway:
- Obtain the insurance details of the other driver.
- Call the Gardai to the scene of the accident.
- Take pictures of the accident scene.
- Try to identify any witnesses to the accident.
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- Retain all receipts for any expenses that you incurred.
Client case study: €279,000 injury compensation for accident on the M7 motorway
Our client Diane was travelling in the midlands from her home in County Limerick to Dublin on a Sunday evening in July 2008.
Diane’s car was in collision with a lorry which caused her to collide with the central median/barrier on the M7.
As a consequence Diane sustained injuries to include a fractured skull, two broken ankles, multiple cuts and bruising to the upper body to include abrasion injuries to her neck and shoulder due to seatbelt restraint.
Quinn Solicitors acted for Diane and after three and a half years Diane received the sum of €279,000 together with payment of all medical bills and legal costs.