Thursday, 8 December, 2011
Four children, who were injured in a vehicle collision between their mother´s car and an Irish police patrol vehicle, have had the settlement for their child injury compensation claims approved in the Circuit Civil Court in Dublin.
Circuit Court president, Mr Justice Matthew Deery, heard how Dean McEvoy (15) and his three sisters, Lauren (13), Cody (11) and Megan (10), of Crumlin, Dublin, were passengers in their mother´s car when it was struck by the police vehicle in December 2005.
The judge was told that although the police vehicle was travelling along the Tallaght bypass at speed, neither its warning lights nor siren were on, and it struck Lorraine McEvoy´s car as she was turning right to exit the bypass. Ms McEvoy and all four children sustained soft tissue injuries as a result of the impact.
Liability for the accident had been determined during a High Court action brought on behalf of the children by Ms McEvoy, and the matter was now in front of Mr Justice Matthew Deery for approval of the child injury claims settlements.
The judge approved a total of 26,000 Euros in damages, with Dean receiving 6,500 Euros; Cody awarded 7,500 Euros, and Megan and Lauren each being given 6,000 Euros.
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