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Legal aid for Defendants in personal injury cases

Applicants who are or may become Defendants in personal injury cases are entitled to seek legal advice / aid in relation to the proceedings in the normal manner.  Where an applicant has received notification from PIAB of a claim against him/her, advise the applicant:

  • of the process involved including the option of having the claim assessed
  • of the potential costs implications of proceeding to a full hearing in court and the steps that can be taken by a successful plaintiff to enforce a judgement. 
  • that he or she will be responsible for the assessment fee (currently €1,050) in the event that he / she is consenting to having the claim assessed.