The Plaintiff in this case was injured in a Road Traffic Accident suffering severe whiplash to her neck and shoulder which continued for four years after the event.
The Plaintiff’s life was greatly affected by the injuries requiring assistance with housework, carrying shopping and gardening. Her work life was also effected in circumstances where she suffered pain whilst working at her computer.
Liability was agreed between parties, sixty five percent in favour of the injured Plaintiff.
Mr Justice Barr in the High Court awarded the Plaintiff €150,000 in general damages for pain and suffering, €75,000 for future pain and suffering and the sum of €12,725 by way of special damages. The Plaintiff was entitled to 65% of the award in circumstances where liability was agreed between the parties.