Posted: March 19th, 2013
A man left with car crash quadriplegic injuries and severe brain damage after a road traffic accident has had a €6.5 million compensation settlement approved in the High Court.
Mr Alan Kavanagh (41) from Wexford, sustained his serious injuries when he and his daughter were involved in a head-on crash with a van being carelessly driven by Liam Toohey of Nenagh, County Tipperary in November 2004.
Mr Kavanagh was left in a quadriplegic condition, having suffered multiple fractures and brain damage. He is now totally dependent on others for nursing care and everyday help. He is unable to feed himself and is confined to his wheelchair.
Alan had made a claim for quadriplegic injuries compensation through his brother, at the High Court in Dublin, against Toohey and the owner of the van involved in the accident – John Heffernan, a haulage contractor, also of Nenagh, County Tipperary. They accepted liability for Alan’ injuries and the case was before the judge for assessment of the compensation settlement being offered only.
A settlement of €6.5 million had been offered which would provide financial security for the rest of Alan´s life and secure for him the level of care he needs.
Upon hearing evidence from Mr Kavanagh’s partner and mother of his daughter – Loretto Power – that the family was satisfied with the settlement of car crash quadriplegic injuries compensation, Ms Justice Mary Irvine gave the settlement her approval – saying that it was a perfect settlement which gave Alan the best potential for of meeting his future needs.
Categories: Car Accident Compensation