The Plaintiff, a passenger in a motor vehicle, was involved in a road traffic accident in County Down. The driver of the other car had been negligent in his driving, management and control of the vehicle and had crashed into the rear of the motor car in which the Plaintiff was travelling.
The Plaintiff was rendered unconscious following the collision and suffered head injuries. It later emerged, following a CT scan, that she had suffered a small contusion in the left frontal lobe of her brain and as a result was detained in hospital for three days. Following the accident, she suffered from headaches, post traumatic amnesia and dizziness, among other things. In addition the Plaintiff subsequently developed severe travel anxiety, suffered nightmares and loss of confidence.
The Plaintiff also suffered a trauma to her leg, which resulted on-going pain and left her with a slight limp.
Following the road traffic accident, the Plaintiff instructed Damien Smith of Donnelly Neary & Donnelly solicitors, to act on her behalf. The matter was listed for hearing before the High Court, however a settlement was negotiated on behalf of the Plaintiff prior to the matter reaching court. The Plaintiff was awarded £147,500 in respect of her injuries.