A car crash compensation settlement of €60,000 has been approved in the Circuit Civil Court between a 64-year-old librarian and the former Bank of Ireland Governor Laurence Crowley after the latter admitted liability for road traffic accident that occurred in August 2015.
The librarian, Mr Barrett, submitted the personal injury compensation action against Mr Crowley and O’Flaherty Holdings Limited (the registered owners of the car) as a result of the injuries he suffered in the car crash at Monkstown Crescent, Dublin.
The court sitting was scheduled to hear Mr Barrett’s testimony regarding his injuries following the incident and the medical reports. Mr Crowley was not in the Circuit Civil Court for the legal proceedings. Mr Barratt advised presiding Judge Mr Justice Groarke that he had experienced shock and trauma due to the collision.
Mr Barrett had a prior history of suffering from anxiety disorder and the accident brought on subsequent attacks. Mr Barrett was taken to the emergency department of St Vincent’s University Hospital where Dr Nigel Salter, consultant in emergency medicine, treated him.
Mr Barrett told Justice Groarke that he did not suffer any bone fractures due to the car collision in Monkstown. Despite this he was still prescribed a course of anti-inflammatory and pain killing medication to tackle injuries on his chest and abdomen.
Mr Crowley had been driving the Mercedes 300 car in a negligent fashion when the crash took place according to the allegations of Mr Barrett. Mr Barrett informed the Judge that on August 29th 2015 he was a passenger in a vehicle when a car driven by Mr Crowley came out from a minor road and crashed into the car he was in.
Mr Barrett said that he was of the opinion that Mr Crowley was driving at an excessive speed and that the driver had not shown an appropriate level of awareness for other road users.
Mr Barratt’s legal representative in the Circuit Civil Court, Barrister Ivan Daly appearing with HJ Ward Solicitors, told Judge Justice Raymond Groarke that there had been an acceptance of liability by the defendants. Due to this, and following an assessment of damages, there had been an agreement to settle the case which could now be struck out with an order for costs.
Source: Personal Injury News