Pedestrian Accidents

Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents in Ireland are a common occurrence. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable and can receive serious injuries if struck by a vehicle.

If you are struck by a vehicle, you should seek medical attention immediately, report the incident and gather information around the incident. Following this, you can then speak to one of our personal injuries solicitors and receive advice on the next steps.

Time Limits

Like most personal injury claims, the claim for compensation must be commenced within two years of the date of the accident and there is a statutory requirement to notify the other party involved, or their insurer, within one month of the incident if you are pursuing a claim. There are a number of exceptions to the two year time limit, for example minors and persons of unsound mind.


In every personal injury claim, a medical report is required from your treating doctor, usually a general practitioner although it can also be from a specialist, for example an orthopaedic surgeon where there are fractures or broken bones. The severity of the injuries will determine the compensation available which is based on the new personal injuries guidelines.

We have over 40 years experience in personal injuries law and will provide comprehensive legal advice throughout the personal injuries process. If you require advice in relation to a pedestrian accident, please contact us on 01 4900121 or alternatively send an email to with your contact details and a summary of the accident.