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Hello, this is Jim and welcome to JustAnswer.
I am one of the legal experts on the site and I am a dual-qualified solicitor (UK & Republic of Ireland)
Thank you for the question, I am reviewing the details now and I will aim to resolve it as quickly as possible for you.
Sorry to hear of the incident.
The priority is for you to notify your insurer of this, assuming you do have insurance cover. It will be a term of your policy that you must report any accident no matter how small. If you don't do this and they later find out, they will refuse cover so if you are sued, your insurer will not cover you.
If you have insurance and the matter is disputed, your insurer may pass this to their solicitor if you have legal expenses cover - meaning you don't need to pay for your own lawyer.
A rear end collision may well point towards the other party being liable but it depends on the facts. If she has dash cam footage then this will be used as evidence. If there were witnesses, they should be contacted. If the Gardai attended, the report should be obtained. Again, all of this would be done by your insurer.
If you do want a solicitor, we cannot help as we are not a law firm (we are an internet forum) so you can find a local solicitor via this website if you wish : https://www.lawsociety.ie/Find-a-Solicitor/Solicitor-Firm-Search
If your insurer does deal with this, they will take your account from you and they will look at the other evidence - your insurer may choose to settle with the other party dispute your wishes - as it's their money to pay out. All they provide to you is cover in case you are involved in an accident.
I hope this helps
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