The initial role of personal injury solicitors is to assess the merits of your case and decide whether or not there is a basis for a legal claim.
Once they have decided that a duty of care was owed to you and that, in breaching that responsibility, the negligent party caused or impacted the extent of your personal injury, they can inform you of your options moving forward.
It can be very difficult to establish blame by yourself – the criteria involved require an extensive knowledge of Irish law and personal injury litigation, and an experienced personal injury solicitor can be useful in explaining that process to you.
They can also assist you by gathering evidence that supports your case – again, can be helpful to have personal injury specialists who understand what type of evidence will best aid your claim.
Ultimately, they will have a good idea of whether or not you have the basis for a successful claim and, if you make the decision to pursue legal action, they can liaise with the other side and submit your case to the Public Injuries Assessment Board.
Down the line, personal injury solicitors will also have the experience to secure the correct amount of compensation you should receive from a successful claim.