Friday 19 October 2018

Girl injured in pothole fall settles for €55,000

Deborah Curtin helped her daughter Georgia sue Dublin City Council. Photo: Courtpix
Deborah Curtin helped her daughter Georgia sue Dublin City Council. Photo: Courtpix

Tim Healy

A schoolgirl who injured her elbow after she fell off her scooter when it hit a pothole has settled her High Court action for €55,000.

Georgia Curtin was nearly 12 when the accident happened as she played near her home in Dublin. Georgia, now 14, of Buttercup Close, Darndale, sued the city council through her mother Deborah Curtin over the fall at Buttercup Close on September 4, 2015.

It was alleged works had been carried out in an unworkmanlike manner.

It was further claimed there was a failure to seal and bond a reinstatement trench perimeter to adjacent macadam surfacing when the defendant knew, or ought to have known, that ravelling would occur and a depression would result.

It was also alleged the council should have known children would be likely to play on the roadway outside their homes.

The claims were denied. The court was told that liability was not conceded in the case. Mr Justice Michael Moriarty approved the settlement.

Irish Independent

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