On 8th December 2016, Mr. Justice Cross of the High Court approved a settlement achieved by Augustus Cullen Law on behalf of a Plaintiff who suffered severe injuries in a road traffic accident in 1998 when she was 9 years old. Augustus Cullen Law were instructed by the Plaintiff in 2012.

The Plaintiff suffered significant life changing injuries as a result of the accident.  In addition to a range of physical injuries, the Plaintiff suffered a fracture at the base of her skull and a traumatic brain injury.  The Plaintiff has required and will require into the future extensive care in terms of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Neuropsychological Treatment and Nursing Care. This care and treatment will be required for the remainder of her life.

Liability was not admitted by the Defendants and if the case ran to a full hearing, there was a danger that the Plaintiff could have lost her claim or had a significant amount of her award deducted due to contributory negligence in circumstances where she has no memory of the accident and the only two other witnesses were 9 years old at the time.

The settlement achieved was based on 75% of what Augustus Cullen Law’s legal team had calculated the full value of the claim to be. Previous offers made by the Defendants had been rejected and it was only on the day of the hearing when a Judge had been assigned when an offer was made that our legal team agreed to put to the Court.

Mr. Justice Cross on hearing the application from Augustus Cullen Law’s legal team, stressed that he believed that this was an excellent settlement for the Plaintiff and so approved the sum of €6.75 million together with an Order for the Plaintiff’s legal costs.

If you have any further queries, please contact Damien Conroy, Senior Associate.

22 December 2016

    Gillian and all at Augustus Cullen Law, A million thanks for a great job done. Justice for our son at last!!

    Catherine, Liam & William

    Dear Michael, A great result was achieved because of your efforts and we were truly blessed to have you on our side.

    Kathleen, Medical Negligence Client

    Dear Joice…you are and have been very professional, sympathetic and dignified in all of your dealings with us and I put that down to one simple fact. You listened.

    James, Medical Negligence Client

    Geraldine, Thank you most sincerely for all your hard work and commitment to these children.

    Freda McKittrick, Head of Barnardos Beacon Guardian Ad Litem service

    Neil is an absolute gentleman to deal with – kind, tactful and very efficient. We could not praise him highly enough. He brought us through a horrible time.

    Sean, Medical Negligence Client

    Many thanks again for a job well done. We really appreciate all your hard work and practical advice.

    Corporate client in a commercial litigation matter

    Dear Jamie, You and your team in ACL were so professional, diligent and prompt. I have recommended you and the firm, and will continue to do so

    Lorraine McCarthy

    Gus Cullen and the firm’s approach to addressing the key issues was professional, yet personal, efficient yet attentive.

    BB

    The process is a difficult one and when you deal with people who are so professional and yet genuine/real people, it makes it so much easier... so thanks a million.

    Julie

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