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Had an accident?

Wed, Sep, 2013

Don't settle for less - Don't let a car hire company or insurance company control your accident claim.

murnaghan fee are part of the Law Society Claims Advice Services

Increasingly injured parties are being approached by Claims Management Companies who offer to arrange for a replacement car, the repair of your vehicle and to nominate a solicitor to act on your behalf. In the immediate aftermath of an accident such assistance may be welcomed. However, by availing of such services you may expose yourself to significant and unnecessary costs and liabilities.

The Claims Management Company may refer you to a firm of solicitors to handle your claim. They will be particularly forceful in insisting that you instruct a firm from their panel of solicitors rather than your own solicitors. Advice and representation provided by the Claims Management Company’s nominated solicitor may not be completely independent.

Remember you should ensure that your solicitor is acting for you only!

You should be aware that:

  • You are under no obligation to accept their choice of solicitor.
  • You are free at all times to instruct your own solicitors.

To support the Claims Advice Service murnaghan fee have produced a Guidance Card which provides motorists with information on what to do and who to contact if they are involved in a road traffic accident. The card is produced in an easily accessible credit card size and format which can be kept in your wallet or in your car.

The bright yellow card provides a top tips list on one side of the card and our contact details on the reverse.   A smaller Tag Card is also available which can be attached to your car keys or key ring.

Both cards are available from our office free of charge.

REMEMBER - We are here to represent you and you alone!

  • We will ensure that you are provided with:
  • A replacement vehicle
  • Quick and efficient repair of your vehicle
  • Maximum compensation for any injuries you may have sustained.

You should NEVER under any circumstances settle a claim for personal injuries without the benefit of a medical report and independent legal advice.

You should NEVER allow an Insurance Company to pressurise you into accepting less than your case is worth.

You should CONTACT Donal at donal@murnaghanfee.com or Niall at niall@murnaghanfee.com first for EXPERT and IMPARTIAL advice. Failure to do so may mean that you will receive less than your full entitlement for any personal injuries you may sustain.