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What Are The Main Types Of Road Traffic Accidents? [Ireland]

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

A road traffic accident is a collision involving any type of road user, be that a car, bus, truck, pedestrian or bike.

In Ireland, road traffic accidents are, unfortunately, a daily occurrence. Some are more serious than others but all cause damage, upset or inconvenience of some sort.

The most frequent type of road accident is a rear-end collision. Rear-end collisions occur when one car drives or rolls into the back of another car. These collisions can cause personal injuries, including whiplash. Whiplash from an accident that is not your fault can lead to a personal injuries compensation claim.

What Are The Main Types Of Road Traffic Accidents Ireland


Speak To Cantillons Solicitors, Road Traffic Accident Claims Solicitors

At Cantillons Solicitors, our Cork based road traffic accident Solicitors team have acted on behalf of many road traffic accident claimants who have suffered whiplash injuries, and other injuries, as a result of road traffic 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 Road Traffic Accident Solicitor about making a Road Traffic 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

Sarah McNulty



Sarah joined Cantillons in 2015, having graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Civil Law Degree from University College Cork. She successfully completed her Law Society FE-1 Examinations and thereafter, completed the Law Society of Ireland Professional Practice Courses at Blackhall Place, Dublin.

Sarah gained invaluable experience in medical negligence litigation, having spent three years in the Medical Negligence Department and has been involved in a diverse range of cases including birth injuries, cancer misdiagnosis, surgical errors, fatal claims and defective medical device claims. Sarah also has experience with Inquests and the Coroner’s Court.

Now working in General Litigation Department, Sarah places a particular importance on client care and advises clients in relation to all aspects of civil litigation; to include personal injury claims, accidents at work, road traffic accidents, public liability claims, defamation, data protection breaches and assault claims.

Sarah is a valued contributor to our weekly column published in a local newspaper and in addition, has had numerous legal blogs published on our website.


  • Honours Bachelor of Civil Law Degree
    Completed Law Society Professional Practice Courses at Blackhall Place, Dublin

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