Schoolboy Awarded 36,800 Euros for Car Park Injury
A sixteen year old schoolboy, who sustained deep cuts in his thigh when climbing over a supermarket car park fence, has had a child accident claims settlement of 36,800 Euros approved in the Circuit Civil Court.
Michael Hogan of Firhouse, County Dublin, was just eleven years of age when the accident happened in 2006. Climbing over a supermarket car park fence at the Firhouse Shopping Centre, he caught his leg on a protruding and unprotected nail, which tore a deep V-shaped wound into the inside of his left thigh.
Michael´s injuries were so severe that he had to have a double layer of inner flesh stitched together under a general anaesthetic and, although he has recovered now, will be left with a permanent scar as a reminder of his injury.
Liability for the injury was not contested by the owners of the Firhouse Shopping centre – Colverton Limited – and Mr Justice Matthew Deery heard that the defendants had made a settlement offer of 36,800 Euros. The judge approved the offer, ordering that it should be invested in court funds until Michael´s 18th birthday in March 2015.