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IrelandElectrician who suffered brain injury settles accident case for €2.6m

22:25  10 july  2019
22:25  10 july  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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A 32 year old electrician who was knocked down by a car as he walked on a road near his home in the early hours and suffered a traumatic brain injury has settled his High Court action for € 2 . 6 m . Widow settles case after death of husband from carbon monoxide poisoning for € 170k.

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Electrician who suffered brain injury settles accident case for €2.6m © www.collinsphotos.com Shane Vickers pictured leaving the Four Courts after a High Court action. Photo: Collins Courts

A 32 year old electrician who was knocked down by a car as he walked on a road near his home in the early hours and suffered a traumatic brain injury has settled his High Court action for €2.6m.

Shane Vickers, the High Court heard, was wearing dark clothing and appeared to be  "weaving" on the road in the moments before the accident shortly before 1am in the morning of 19 October, 2014.

Mr Justice Kevin Cross approved the settlement which represented 30 per cent of the full value of the case.

Counsel for Mr Vickers  John Rogers SC told the court the driver of the car said he thought something dark fell on his car like a tree and when he stopped and got out he noticed a person on the ground. He said the man was wearing dark clothing.

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“After my road accident , I contacted Accident Claims Direct for advice. The service was friendly and informative, and my solicitor pursued my case with determination and Schoolgirl who fractured her ankle settles case for € 35k. Electrician who suffered brain injury settles accident case for € 2 . 6 m .

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Counsel said an independent witness who was travelling on the other side of the road said he had seen Mr Vickers walking in the middle of the opposite lane and he appeared to be  walking from side to side. He also said Mr Vickers was wearing dark clothing and was hard to see and he beeped at him to alert him to the to the danger. He saw the oncoming car and when he looked in his mirror, Mr Vickers was already in the air.

Electrician who suffered brain injury settles accident case for €2.6m © Getty Images High Court

Counsel said there was a footpath at the other side of the road. Mr Vickers does not remember anything of the accident.

Shane Vickers, Rockfield Park, Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow had sued car driver Andrew Moran, Ripley Hills, Killarney Road, Bray Co Wicklow as a result of the accident on at Killarney Road, Bray shortly before 1am.

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He claimed the driver allegedly failed to keep an effective lookout and  allegedly failed to see him in sufficient at all so as to avoid the collision complained of.

The claims were denied and it was alleged there was contributory negligence on the part of Mr Vickers.

Approving the settlement Mr Justice Kevin Cross said he was happy to hear Mr Vickers is making progress and and he wished him all the  best for the future. The judge said he knew the settlement was not the full value of the case, but he said it will give him some comfort in to the future.

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