New Claim Advice Service for Road Traffic Accidents

Published on: 27 April 2016

When involved in an RTC, it is essential that you know to 'always contact your Solicitor first', immediately after the accident.

New claim advice service for road traffic accidents

In connection with the Law Society of Northern Ireland Luke Curran & Co. can arrange for replacement vehicles and repairs for our clients vehicles when they have been involved in a fault Road Traffic Accident. We have arrangements with leading Insurers and can reassure clients that the cost will not be met by them. We can offer a Claims Advice service to rival any claims management company.

In order to avail of the service it is essential that you know to ‘Always contact your Solicitor first’ after an accident.

 We ensure that you will not be exposed to significant and unnecessary costs and liabilities. Claims management companies require that you enter into a credit hire agreement with the provider of the vehicle under which you will have potential personal liabilities. If your claim is unsuccessful these may be significant. Even if you are successful, you may be unable to recover all of the charges for the car hire from the at fault party as some claims management companies charge a hire fee higher than the going rate for car hire. In these circumstances you may be personally liable for these charges. Similar problems may also arise with regard to car repair costs. The claims management company may refer you to a firm of Solicitors to handle your claim. You should be aware that you are under no obligation to accept their choice of Solicitor and are free at all times to instruct your own Solicitors.

 We will represent you and provide you with:

  • A replacement vehicle.
  • Quick and efficient repair of your vehicle.
  • Maximum compensation for any injuries you may have sustained.


Some Insurance companies have made life more difficult for accident victims seeking compensation. Certain insurers for the party responsible for the accident will attempt to settle any claim fro compensation directly with the victim in the immediate aftermath of an accident. You should NEVER under any circumstances settle a claim for personal injuries without the benefit of a medical report and independent advice.

 Failure to consult your own solicitors will almost certainly result in you receiving less than your case is worth. Therefore as we set out what you should do in the aftermath of an accident:

  • Call the emergency services if necessary – 999.
  • Move away from the damaged cars to somewhere safe.
  • Call the Police if someone is injured.
  • Obtain registration number of the vehicles involved.
  • Exchange information with the other person(s) involved. Names, Addresses, telephone numbers, insurance information – name of company and policy number).
  • Get the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses.
  • Take pictures of the accident using a camera phone or digital camera.

Call your own Solicitor immediately. We value our clients and look forward to hearing from you.