Monday 24 July 2017

Mum awarded €40,000 after slipping on a chip

Lina Misiunaite, of Coldcut Park, Liffey Valley, in Dublin. Photo: Collins
Lina Misiunaite, of Coldcut Park, Liffey Valley, in Dublin. Photo: Collins

Tim Healy

A woman has been awarded €40,000 after she slipped on a chip in the food court area of the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in Dublin.

Mother-of-four Lina Misiunaite said her ankle went over and she injured her knee as she walked through the food court.

Mr Justice Kevin Cross said Ms Misiunaite was an honest witness and he accepted her account of the fall.

The judge accepted the evidence the floor of the food court could be dangerous if wet or if there was a chip on the floor.

Ms Misiunaite (36), of Coldcut Park, Liffey Valley, Palmerstown, Dublin, sued the owners of the food court, HSBC Alternative Investments Ltd and Grosvenor Limited, both UK registered, and Hines Real Estate Ireland Limited, Hogan Place, Dublin.

She also sued food court cleaning company Noonan Services Group Ltd, Swords Business Park, Swords, Co Dublin, as a result of the fall on November 4, 2014.

The claims were denied. Mr Justice Cross held all the defendants were jointly liable and he awarded €35,000 for pain and suffering to date and a further €5,000 for pain and suffering into the future.

Irish Independent

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