Serious Injury Claims

Serious injuries, which are often referred to as catastrophic injuries are those injuries that have a significant and long-term impact on the life of the injured person and their family. These injuries can range from brain and spinal cord injuries, to fracture injuries, serious burns or other serious medical and internal injuries.

If you or a family member have suffered a serious injury an you wish to discuss how to pursue a claim please contact Downes Solicitors for specialist claims and legal advice.

Fatal Injury Claims

If you have lost a family member as a result of a fatal accident, then we understand that this will be a very difficult time for you and your family.

Brain Injury Claims

A brain injury can occur from a road traffic accident, or a workplace accident, or from a fall. These injuries normally involve direct trauma to the head.

Spinal Cord Injury Claims

Suffering a spinal cord injury can be a very traumatic for the injured person as in the most severe cases paralysis is unfortunately the injury outcome.

Fracture Injury Claims

If you or a family member suffered a fracture injury, we realise that such injuries cause acute pain and suffering.

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    Personal Injury : Your Top Questions Answered

    Q
    How long can a personal injury claim take?
    AYour claim length will depend on a number of factors such as; your type of injuries, the insurance company your dealing with, your PIAB application, the assessment and then whether you move on to legal proceedings.
    Q
    How much compensation will I be entitled to?
    AThat figure is hard to immediately determine. The book of quantum can help to give you some indication but the other factors that will be taken into consideration are:

    • Liability: who was at fault for the accident.
    • Injuries: the severity of the injuries
    • Expenses: all of the bills that were paid.
    Q
    Will my claim go to court?
    A Every case is different. In the majority of personal injury cases, the person making the claim will not end up in a courtroom.

    It is possible that the person at fault will seek to settle outside of court and your case will be settled in a meeting attended by you, your solicitor, and barrister to negotiate your settlement.

    It is entirely up to you whether to accept the settlement offered. If you do not accept then it will move to a court hearing where a judge will decide how much your settlement will be.

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