Solicitor hit by car is awarded €120,000
A SOLICITOR with a well-known Dublin law firm has been awarded €120,000 in damages after he was struck by a car while cycling to work.
Mr Justice Michael Hanna yesterday said that Julian Yarr, managing partner of A&L Goodbody, suffered "very serious injuries" after being involved in "a frightening" incident on the Rock Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin, on July 26, 2011.
He sustained broken ribs and injuries to his neck, shoulders and hands, the court was told.
Mr Yarr, of Marlborough Road, Glenageary, Co Dublin, sued the driver of the car, Brian Biggins, of Culleen, Headford, Co Galway. It was alleged that as Mr Yarr approached the entrance to the Blackrock Clinic the defendant turned from the opposite side of the road and struck Mr Yarr.
Mr Yarr was thrown into the air, over the defendant's car and into the path of traffic. It was claimed Mr Biggins drove in a negligent manner resulting in injuries to Mr Yarr.
Liability in the action had been admitted and the case was before the court for assessment of damages only.
Mr Justice Hanna said Mr Yarr was entitled to €120,000.