Is it possible to claim Luas injury compensation for being hit by a tram in Dublin city centre?
It is possible to claim Luas injury compensation if you were hit by a tram, although you will only be able to claim compensation for a Luas tram accident if you can establish and prove that you were not primarily to blame for your injuries and that the tram accident was caused by negligence of the tram driver.
In order to confirm your eligibility to claim for your injuries you should consult a personal injury solicitor. A solicitor is in the best position to assess the circumstances of the accident to determine whether it resulted from negligence of the tram driver, and if a claim compensation for a Luas tram accident will be possible.
It is probable that you would be able to make a claim for Luas tram injury compensation if the tram driver was not paying sufficient attention and failed to stop the tram in time to prevent you from being hit. To do this it must be possible to establish that a reasonable attentive and competent tram driver would have been able to assess the risk and stop the tram in time to avoid the accident.
Whether you will be able to successfully recover compensation for a Luas tram accident will depend on if it is possible to prove that this was the case. There are a number of ways that evidence of negligence can be collected to support your claim for Luas tram injury compensation. If there were any witnesses to the accident and you or a member of the group you were in were able to record their contact details, their testimony can be obtained in support of your claim. Friends and relatives who were with you at the time of the accident can provide statements, although it would be to the benefit of your claim if a statement could also be taken from an independent witness.
Since Dublin city centre has an extensive network of CCTV cameras in operation it is possible that the accident was recorded by security cameras. CCTV camera data can be invaluable when establishing negligence in claim for compensation for a Luas tram accident. You are within your rights to obtain a copy of security camera data, although it will be much more straightforward if you allow a solicitor to do this on your behalf.
It is also important that the accident is reported to the tram operator. A written letter of complaint should be made to allow The Railway Procurement Agency the opportunity to investigate the accident. Only after the accident has been investigated is an offer of settlement of Luas injury compensation likely to be made by the tram company’s insurance company.