Tuesday 21 January 2020

Girl (16) settles for €70,000 after fall on 'potholed' lane near home

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Tim Healy

A High Court judge has approved a €70,000 settlement for a young girl who fell on an allegedly potholed and "patched" laneway near her home.

The settlement was made to Kristen Liddy against Longford County Council as a result of the accident in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford, which occurred in May 2010 when Ms Liddy, then aged almost seven, was crossing a laneway between her home at Devine Crescent and the fire station in Edgeworthstown.

It was claimed Ms Liddy tripped and fell forward on to her face, chipping her front teeth and suffering cuts to her right check, right upper eyebrow and left knee.

She later had the affected teeth capped and has been left with some minor scarring.

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Through her father Frank, Ms Liddy, now aged 16, sued the council as a result of the accident.

Yesterday, her counsel applied to Mr Justice Garrett Simons to approve a €70,000 offer by the council to settle the case.

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