Case Type: Road Traffic Accident*
Settled by: Maria Lakes
Injury: Soft tissue damage*
Incident: Ciaran works for a logistics food delivery company and was walking from the driver’s door to the back of the van when a car came from behind the van and hit his left forearm and left wrist area. His left forearm and wrist area hit off the wing mirror of the car as it came through a very tight gap between Ciaran’s van and other traffic. The impact caused the mirror to be folded in. He was shocked but felt fine to begin with and carried on doing his deliveries. Later in the evening, he noted pain in his mid forearm and which worsened by the next morning. When he visited his doctor, he was diagnosed with soft tissue damage and it was not possible to put a time frame on his recovery. Ciaran could not put weight on his arm and said it was ‘like the sensation of a dead leg but in the arm’.
Case progression: The Personal Injuries Assessment Board made an offer but was rejected by the client on the October 26th 2017 and proceedings were issued on the same day. The case was brought to the Circuit Court.
Settlement: The case was settled on April 10th 2018. The driver was at fault as she had a duty of care towards Ciaran, the pedestrian.