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Do I Need To Tell My Insurance Company I Was In A Car Accident In Ireland?

Posted in [Blog Personal Injury Litigation ] on Monday, December 12th, 2022

It is essential that you inform your motor insurance company following a road traffic accident in Ireland. How you inform them will be laid out in the terms and conditions of your insurance policy.

Do I Need To Tell My Insurance Company I Was In A Car Accident In Ireland

Notifying Insurance Companies About Car Accidents

Following a road traffic accident, no matter what the circumstances (even if it is not your fault, or no one is injured), you should inform your insurance company.


Why You Need To Tell Your Insurance Company After A Car Accident In Ireland

When you take out an insurance policy, that policy becomes a legally binding contract between you and the insurance company.  Within the policy will be obligations which the insurance company expects you to abide by. Likewise, the policy will contain obligations that the insurer will abide by.

Your obligations will include a requirement to inform your insurer of all accidents. Failing to do so can result in the insurer refusing to provide cover if someone later claims for an accident which was not reported.


Who Else Should You Tell After A Car Accident In Ireland

Following a car accident, emergency services must be called immediately for any potential injuries. If there are no injuries, it is still important to call the Gardai and have them attend at the scene, where possible. For accidents where Gardai do not attend, you must visit the nearest station to make a report, as soon as possible.


Speak To Cantillons Solicitors, Car Accident Claims Solicitors

At Cantillons Solicitors, our Cork based car accident Solicitors team have acted on behalf of many car accident claimants who have suffered injuries, such as whiplash injuries, as a result of car accidents. The compensation payouts we have achieved in such cases have ranged from thousands of euros to multi-million euro compensation awards.

We pride ourselves on our extensive experience. We have an approachable team of Personal Injuries Solicitors. We understand the stress that comes with suffering an injury in an accident, and we aim to take that stress from you, so you can focus on recovery.

If you are looking to speak to a Car Accident Solicitor about making a Car Accident Claim, please contact Cantillon Solicitors using the contact form below, call us on +353 (0)21 4275673 or email us at  for more information.

Cantillons Solicitors represent clients from all over Ireland. While our office is based in Cork, given the amount of work we do all over the Country, we also have meeting facilities in Dublin and Limerick. We also offer consultations via telephone or Zoom so as to avoid the stress of travelling where necessary.


Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at Cork  +353 (0)21 4275673 or Dublin +353 (0)1 264 1802 or email  if you would like more information.

* In contentious business, a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. Many Personal Injury Solicitors portray themselves as “no win no fee Solicitors Cork” or “no win no fee Solicitors Dublin”. This term can be misleading and it is essential that you discuss fees with the Medical Negligence Solicitor you ultimately choose. At Cantillons Solicitors, we are entirely transparent

Mary Scriven



Mary represents clients before the district, circuit and high court, who have suffered injuries as a result of:

  • sexual abuse,
  • farm accidents,
  • road traffic accidents,
  • bicycle/cycling accidents,
  • accidents at work and
  • slips and trips.

Mary has won many legal battles to date, the most recent being the victory for Louise O’Keeffe in Strasbourg in her case versus Ireland, which was a landmark win.  The Court’s findings were a major victory for her client, for the Firm and most importantly for the children of Ireland and the protection of their rights.

Qualifications & Associations

  • Law Society of Ireland
  • University College Cork– Bachelor of Law degree
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland

How can we help?

We are always happy to accommodate you at a time and place that best suits your needs.

We have Solicitors based in various locations, including Cork, Limerick and Dublin. We can arrange a meeting at a location that is suitable to you.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team outside of office hours then please contact us using the form below. We are happy to accommodate a virtual consultation, via Zoom or otherwise also.

If you have a query send us a message…

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