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Road Traffic Accident Claim Settled


Posted in News on Thursday, November 25th, 2021

Amy Connolly, assisted by Kate O’Toole and Rebekah Jefferson, of the Litigation Team at Cantillons Solicitors recently settled a case for a client who suffered significant injuries as a result of a road traffic accident.

On the date of the accident, our client was travelling to work when he was involved in a collision with an articulated truck.  It was claimed that the articulated truck lost control as it approached the particular stretch of road where the accident occurred and skidded on what the Defendants claimed was black ice, causing the trailer of the truck to jack knife and collide with our client’s vehicle. Our client’s vehicle caught fire which was fortunately quickly extinguished by a local man who lived nearby. It was a very traumatic experience for our client who was subsequently cut out of his vehicle by the Fire Brigade.

Our client was transferred to Cork University Hospital where he underwent surgery for a fracture to his right arm and was subsequently transferred to Tallaght Hospital in Dublin where he underwent further surgery to repair a fracture to his hip/pelvis.

Proceedings were issued by way of High Court Personal Injuries Summons and the matter was set down for trial. Liability remained in issue throughout the case.

Ultimately, we entered into negotiations with the Defendants and we were able to secure a significant offer of settlement which was accepted by our client.  Our client was hugely relieved, after a lengthy drawn-out battle, to receive such a favourable out of court settlement together with his legal costs which the Defendants also agreed to pay as part of the settlement.

Cantillons Solicitors are personal injuries Solicitors in Cork who deal with personal injuries claims arising from slips and falls, accidents at work and car accident claims (including whiplash injuries) and injuries arising from falls in public places.

Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 4275673 or info@cantillons.com if you would like more information.

* In contentious business, a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.  Many Personal Injury Solicitors portray themselves as “no win no fee Solicitors Cork”. This term can be misleading and it is essential that you discuss fees with the Personal Injury Solicitor you ultimately choose. At Cantillons Solicitors, we are entirely transparent.

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Ernest J. Cantillon

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