A 45 year old Limerick motor driver received a significant five figure Court settlement at Limerick High Court in April 2015. Mr S was involved in a road traffic accident on 17 February 2011 and sustained significant soft tissue injuries to his lower back and neck. MRI scans taken post-accident revealed significant degenerative changes in his lower back and neck which were rendered symptomatic by the accident and resulted in referred numbness and pins and needles radiating down to his right hand. Mr S found his symptoms affected his ability to work and consequently he had to reduce his hours. He continued to suffer lower back, neck and right hand symptoms some five years after the accident.

The case was heard before Judge Hanna at Limerick High Court in April 2015. Liability was conceded by the Defendants and a significant five figure settlement was negotiated during the Trial.

Ronan Hynes, Litigation Partner with Sellors, acted for Mr S and commented that:

“The very positive settlement that we have obtained for Mr S represented a 500% uplift on the initial offer from the Injuries Board and illustrates the importance for injured parties to seek independent legal advice. We were able to secure a significant settlement which included damages for pain and suffering and loss of amenity together with out of pocket financial expenses such as loss of earnings, hospital and treatment fees which I hope will provide some financial security and, above all, peace of mind for Mr S into the future.”

 

RONAN HYNES

Partner

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Keating Connolly Sellors

May 2015

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