1. Firstly establish who has been injured and if necessary arrange for an ambulance- prioritise on getting medical attention at the scene if required.
  2. Call and notify the Gardaí at the scene.  If the Gardaí do not attend at the scene ensure that they have a record of your phone call notifying them of the accident and obtain the Garda’s details.
  3. Exchange insurance details with the other third party at the scene.
  4. Get the names and addresses and phone numbers of any independent witnesses to the accident.
  5. Take photos on your camera phone of the position of both cars on the road following the accident, including any debris/broken glass on the road and any skid marks.  Take photos of the insurance disc on the Third Party vehicle.
  6. Don’t leave the scene of the accident until the Gardaí are called and arrive. If the accident is minor and there are no obvious injuries the Gardaí may state that they will not be calling and that it is a civil matter between the parties. If so give all your insurance details to the Third Party and obtain similar information from them.
  7.  If the  Third Party is aggressive or argumentative at the scene don’ t engage in an argument with them.
  8. Notify your insurance company as soon as possible after the accident even if you believe that the Third Party is fully at fault.
  9. Write down a written record of your recollection of the accident and draw a sketch of the roadway and the cars.
  10.  Make contact with your Solicitor and provide them with all of the above information including any photographs and sketch map and if you can and your own written account of it.




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Notice To ClientsGerrard L. McGowan LLP Solicitors

Notification of Authorisation of Gerrard L. McGowan Solicitors to operate as an LLP (Limited Liability Partnership).

Under the Legal Services Regulation Act, 2015 (Limited Liability Partnerships) (Section 130) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 519 of 2019) as soon as practicable after we have been authorised to operate as an LLP we are obliged to provide the following information to our clients and creditors: –

(a) Gerrard L. McGowan Solicitors have been authorised to operate, and are now operating, as an LLP (hereinafter called “the LLP”);

(b) The LLP has been authorised with effect from 3rd May 2021;

(c) From 3rd May 2021, as set out in section 123 of the Act (subject to the exceptions listed therein), a partner in the LLP has no personal liability for any debts, liabilities or obligations which are incurred for the purpose of carrying on the business of the LLP (whether these are liabilities of the LLP, of himself or herself, of another partner or partners in the LLP or of any employee, agent or representative of the LLP) and however such liability may arise;

(d) That (c) above relates only to the personal liability of partners and does not prevent or restrict the enforcement against the property of the LLP of any debt, liability or obligation; and

(e) that from 3rd May 2021 the Partnership Act 1890 applies to the LLP to the extent that it is not inconsistent with Chapter 3 of Part 8 of the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015.

Dated: 3rd May 2021