A COMPUTER technician who claimed he suffered back injuries when the taxi he was in was rear-ended has been awarded €54,000 by the High Court.
Earlier, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns ruled it would be an injustice to dismiss the case on the basis it was a fraud.
Alberto Jorge Zulkouski, of Swilly Road, Cabra West, Dublin, sued Vasile Radu, of Clearwater Court, Ashtown, Dublin, after the taxi was hit by Mr Radu on March 8, 2007.
Mr Justice Kearns said video showing Mr Zulkouski walking 5km when he said he could only walk with a stick was compelling. Mr Zukouski's counsel asked for aggravated damages because the accusation of fraud had not stood up. The judge did not add to the award.