A 6 year old child, who was left with a permanent scar after being hit by a van in the street, has had his child pedestrian injury compensation claim settled for 17,500 Euros.
Warren Lavelle (6) of Tallaght, Dublin, was just three years old when he was run over by a van while playing in the street near his home. Warren sustained head injuries as a result of his accident which left him with a permanent scar.
The driver of the van, John Connors – also of Tallaght, Dublin – accepted responsibility for Warren´s injuries and, at Dublin´s Circuit Civil Court, Judge Jacqueline Linnane was told that a 17,500 Euros settlement for Warren´s child injury compensation claim had been agreed.
As is normal in the Republic of Ireland, all settlements for child injury compensation have to be approved by a judge before payment of compensation can be paid and, after reviewing the case, Judge Jacqueline Linnane approved the settlement.