A man who suffered severe head injuries in a road traffic accident has had his High Court action for damages settled for €6.5 million.
Mr Kavanagh had been driving a car which was involved in a head on collision with a van on the 9th November 2004 at New Ross, Co Wexford. His daughter had been a passenger in the car with him and sustained a broken finger.
Ms Justice Irvine approved the settlement of €6.5 million in compensation for Mr Kavanagh. The case had been before the court for assessment of damages only which means that liability was not an issue.
Mr Kavanagh had suffered multiple fractures and had been left quadriplegic. Furthermore he had suffered severe brain injuries following the accident. He is unable to feed himself and is totally dependant on others for care. He currently resides in a nursing home for the elderly which was not a suitable environment for his age and indeed for his injuries. He will require care for the rest of his life.
Ms Justine Irwin confirmed she had no hesitation in approving the settlement. She confirmed that it gave Mr Kavanagh the best chance as to his future needs following his horrific injuries in this road traffic accident.
*First published May 15, 2013
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