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Cycling accident Settled for €14,430

By: solicitor
Posted on: 02-Sep-2015
Our Client came to the office from Kerry. He had been on his bicycle in Killarney back in November 2013. He had been cycling up inside a line of traffic. There was a lady at the front of the line of traffic who turned suddenly and he collided with her vehicle. He was thrown off the bicycle and landed on his left shoulder. He had been taken to Tralee General Hospital where he was x-rayed and a fracture was diagnosed. He was off work for six weeks. Our Client received a Settlement of €14,430

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Case settled for €10,300

By: solicitor
Posted on: 01-Jul-2015
Our Client had been up in the Wicklow mountains for the day and travelled back home along the N11. He came to a junction where the traffic lights were amber, so he slowed down and stopped. All of a sudden a car hit him from behind, and another car ran into the back of that car. His son who is 12 was a front seat passenger. He checked to see if he was ok and then got out of the car, the other Drivers got out as well. Straight away our Client realised he had a pain in his neck and he asked the Driver of the car behind if he was ok.  They were all in shock.  The driver behind our Client rang the Guards, in the meantime a Garda car from Blackrock Station arrived on the scene and they asked if anyone needed to go to Hospital. Then they got everyone to exchange details. They moved everyone off the road to the side and everyone waited for about twenty minutes as the other cars had to be towed away. The Gardai told our client to go to his local Station and bring his Insurance and details of his NCT. He then drove home. Our Client received €10,300 for this accident resulting in injuries to his neck and constant headaches.

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Client awarded €5,000 plus costs

By: solicitor
Posted on: 15-Jun-2015
Our Client is from the Congo and lives here with his wife and five children. He is on Social Welfare. His total Social Welfare is over €400 per week. He has rent allowance and a Medical Card.  He was stationary at the traffic lights at the Plaza Hotel when he was rear ended by another driver. The car had a pre accident value of €4,000. He suffered a minor back injury, and injury to both arms and legs. Our client had limited English so some of the contact was conducted in French. He was awarded €5,000 plus costs in March 2015.

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Client awarded €10,800

By: solicitor
Posted on: 04-May-2015
Filed under: Our clients
Our client was driving in Swords and came to a T junction; he stopped at a stop sign and indicated to turn right. There was a car coming from the right and the driver of that car turned her car and hit our client on the side, pushing him into another car which was to his left. Both drivers got out of their cars and exchanged details. Our client tried to drive away after the exchange of details but couldn’t as the back wheel had been damaged. The accident happened in April 2014 and the injuries were primarily to our client’s back. The case was settled for €10,800 and the sum was received in April 2015.

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Client awarded €15,000 plus costs

By: solicitor
Posted on: 06-Apr-2015
Filed under: Our clients
Our client was employed as a general operative, but effectively, never received a contract, nor did she ever receive any training. She worked on a machine and whilst working on that machine, a sensor broke. This had happened before and she went around to fix it. There were bottles falling off the machinery so she had had to move quickly. There was a worker on the other side of the bottle belt, but he had been new to the job.  Our client believed it may have been his first day. He could not have been expected to know how to fix this. Our client, on the other hand, was never trained, but had learned by default how to fix this particular sensor. There are normally two pallets alongside the belt on her side. These are for putting bottles on. They have cardboard on top of them. For some reason, on this particular day, there was a third pallet, which effectively blocked her route completely. She had to stand on the third one to run around to the other side of the belt, and whilst doing so, her foot slipped and she suffered muscle damage to her leg. Her supervisors came and made some comment to the effect that somebody had kicked her and tried to play it down. Our client ended up being out of work for two weeks.

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Laughter in Court as Judge says she's a culchie

By: solicitor
Posted on: 05-Nov-2014
Filed under: Tallaght Court News
LAUGHTER IN COURT AS JUDGE SAYS SHE’S A ‘CULCHIE’

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Man with no NCT on car gets fined €100

By: solicitor
Posted on: 15-Oct-2014
Filed under: Tallaght Court News
Not having an NCT landed a man with €100 as a fine in Tallaght Court.  Anthony Woods told Judge John Lindsay that he wanted his case dealt with, but was denying the offence.  Judge Lindsay told him “Then I will have to put it back for Hearing”. 

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School Non Attendance Case is Struck Out

By: solicitor
Posted on: 15-Oct-2014
Filed under: Tallaght Court News
A Tallaght woman, who had pleaded guilty to not sending her daughters to a local National School, had her case struck out in Tallaght Court.  Last June, the woman had pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to comply with School Attendance Notices dated June 12, 2012, concerning two of her daughters’ attendance at a National School in Tallaght.  This week, the case was before Judge Michael Coghlan, for a Progress Report.  A Solicitor for the Child and Family Agency told the Judge that the case could be struck out.  The woman’s Solicitor said he had no objection to the Application.  Judge Coghlan struck the case out.

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Free Legal Aid sought for man accused of dangerous driving

By: solicitor
Posted on: 17-Sep-2014
Filed under: Tallaght Court News
A Tallaght man accused of dangerous driving has been before Tallaght Court.  Baykan Filibe, aged 37, with an address at Drumcairn Avenue, Tallaght, is accused of dangerous driving at Cooks Town Road in Tallaght on November 9, 2013.  Filibe’s Solicitor told Judge Bridget Riley that the alleged incident involved a road traffic accident.  Filibe’s Solicitor made an Application for free legal aid, producing one of Filibe’s payslips.  The Judge adjourned the case for three weeks for mention.

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Obstruction case put off by Judge

By: solicitor
Posted on: 17-Sep-2014
Filed under: Tallaght Court News
A young man accused of obstruction was before Tallaght Court this week.  Anthony Byrne, aged 24, with an address at Bawnlea Avenue, Tallaght, is charged with obstructing Garda Nevan Hartley at Sundale Close in Tallaght on July 19, 2014.  Byrne was before Judge Bridget Reilly.  His solicitor asked Judge Reilly for a short adjournment so that he could go through the case with his client.  Judge Reilly remanded Byrne on continuing bail for three weeks for mention.

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