PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION*
Personal Injury Solicitors in Sligo, Dublin, Boyle, Ballina, Galway & Limerick
What is Personal Injury?
Personal Injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. The term is most commonly used to refer to a type of tort lawsuit alleging that the plaintiff’s injury has been caused by the negligence of another, but also arises in defamation torts.
The most common types of personal injury cases are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault cases, accidents in the home, product defect accidents (product liability) and holiday accidents. The term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents (which lead to numerous medical negligence cases every year) and conditions that are often classified as industrial disease cases, including asbestosis and peritoneal mesothelioma, chest diseases (e.g. emphysema, pneumoconiosis, silicosis, chronic bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic obstructive airways disease), vibration white finger, occupational deafness, occupational stress, contact dermititis, and repetitive strain injury cases.
If the negligence of another party can be proved, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party.
Our Personal Injury Team
Callan Tansey law firm with offices in Sligo, Boyle, Dublin, Ballina, Galway and Limerick, is a leading law firm recognised as one of Ireland’s foremost personal injury* and clinical negligence solicitors for road accidents, life-changing injuries to the brain or spine, and accidents at work. We specialise in public liability cases from the initial application to the Personal Injury Assessment Board (PIAB) through to the courts.
Our legal team has a reputation for fighting hard to ensure the best results for our clients. Our solicitors bring cases for those who have had an accident or have been injured because of someone else. We have vast experience in handling cases for those unfortunate enough to have suffered catastrophic injuries such as amputation, spinal and severe brain injuries and those involved in major disaster cases including work accidents, transport disasters and rail crashes.
*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.
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“We’ve lost someone so precious.”
In July 2015 Melissa Patterson was just 18 years old when she was hit by a car and killed while out walking on the N60. So far in 2017 12 people have died so far on our roads, seven of those deaths have been pedestrians.
We spoke to Melissa’s mother Carmel and her twin sister Belinda who are appealing to the Government to reduce speed limits