AN 18-year-old whose central incisor teeth were pushed into her gum when she fell on stairs nine years ago will receive a cheque for just over €32,000 damages just before Christmas.
Sarah O'Mahony's claim has been in the pipeline for almost a decade.
Yesterday, barrister John Nolan told Dublin Circuit Civil Court she had reached adulthood and had decided to accept a settlement offer of €32,300 from Dublin City Council.
He said Ms O'Mahony, of St Mary's Mansions, Sean McDermott Street, Dublin, had, as a nine-year-old child been walking up concrete steps to her home in October 2002 when she had tripped and fallen on her face.
Mr Nolan said Sarah's two front teeth had been pushed back into her gums.
Mr Justice Matthew Deery said it was in Ms O'Mahony's interests that she accept the offer.