Car Accident Compensation of €75,000 Awarded to Taxi Driver
Dolores McMahon, a 57-year old, take driver, has been awarded just under €75,000 car accident compensation at the Circuit Court following two different accidents she her taxi was written off.
Mr Justice Raymond Groarke said in court that she, Ms McMahon, had displayed admirable courage for going back to work as a taxi driver despite being badly injured in both collisions. Ms McMahon had seen her taxi damaged beyond repair on both occasions and she was awarded personal injury compensation in relation to for her suffering, loss of income as well a compensation for two written off automobiles.
Judge Groarke commented: “This is a lady who was very genuinely and very badly affected psychologically and has suffered quite extensive physical injuries.”
Representing Ms McMahon in Court, Caitriona O’Reilly advised the Justice Roarke that her client had experienced neck and shoulder injuries in the first road traffic accident that took place on December 14 2014. She then experienced a lower back injury in a second road traffic accident that occurred on July 14 2016. Ms O’Reilly added that, on both occasion, the other driver involved had driven into the path of Ms McMahon’s vehicle and later admitted liability. The accidents that occurred at Old Airport Road, Santry, and Balheary Road, Sword
The personal injury was back before the Circuit Civil Court only for a final assessment of damages in Ms McMahon’s case against the other drivers – Mr Arthur Oliver Ryan and Martin Mann.
Judge Groarke said that he was aware that, following periods of rehabilitation after both incidents, Ms McMahon went back to her taxi driver occupation despite having been nervous.
He awarded Ms McMahon €74,912 road traffic accident compensation, €46,468 from the first accident and €28,444 from the second crash.