Injury Compensation News

Child Wins Large Settlement in Cycling Injury Claim

July 22, 2012

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

Bartosz Zakrzewski (11), sustained the injuries in July 2010 when he was only nine years of age. As he rode his tricycle he was hit by a car driven by Caitríona Kelly. The impact of the collision was so bad, Bartosz was thrown several metres from his bike and sustained significant head injuries, lacerations all over his body and a broken leg.

Acting through his mother, Monika, Bartosz made a child cycling injury claim against Ms Kelly – alleging that she had been negligent in her driving and had acted in breach of her duty of care. Ms Kelly denied the allegations 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 due to commence, 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 settlement, stating that she had sympathy for both sides.

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