Injury Compensation News

Child Cycling Injury Settlement Approved in Court

July 19, 2012

A boy, who suffered head and leg injuries after his bicycle was struck by a vehicle, has had a child cycling injury settlement approved by the High Court in Dublin.

Bartosz Zakrzewski (11), sustained the injuries in2010 when he was just nine years of age. As he rode his three-wheeled tricycle along An Coran Street in Birr, he was struck by a car driven by Caitríona Kelly. Such was the severity of the impact of the collision, Bartosz was thrown several metres from his bike and sustained significant head injuries, lacerations all over his body and a broken leg.

Through his mother, Monika, Bartosz made a child cycling injury claim against Ms Kelly – claiming that she had been negligent in her driving and had acted in breach of her duty of care. Ms Kelly denied the claim and, due to the potential amount of child cycling injury compensation that Bartosz might have received for his injuries, the case was scheduled to be heard at the High Court.

However, shortly before proceedings were about to get underway, the High Court judge due to hear the case – Ms Justice Mary Irvine – was informed that the child cycling injury claim had been resolved without admission of liability and a settlement of 100,000 Euros in compensation had been agreed between the two parties. Ms Justice Mary Irvine approved the child cycling injury settlement, stating that she had sympathy for both the Zakrzewski family and Ms Kelly.

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