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Roundabout Crash Leads to €3,500 Personal Injury Compensation

Posted: July 16th, 2020

A man who was could not go on in his job at a meat processing plant due to the injuries his picked up in a car accident has been awarded €3,500 personal injury compensation

Isac Cosmin Cirpaciu of Powerscourt, Mallow, Co Cork told the court that his still feel some level of pain in his right shoulder, neck, back, chest as a resulf of the road traffic accident that occurred at a roundabout in Mallow, Co Cork with the defendant, Barry Maas.

The court was told that Mr Cirpaciu was not moving in his his car in the left lane as he was waiting to enter a roundabout in Mallow when Barry Maas’ vehicle crashed into his own vehicle. Mr Maas refuted this and claimed that they were both driving on the roundabout when the accident took place. However, the plaintiff told the court that Mr Maas drove into he left lane and struck his vehicle, while the defendant claimed that Mr Cirpaciu moved over into the lane that he was driving into.

The Judge was advised that Mr Cirpaciu was treated by a doctor roughly 25 minutes after the road traffic accident took place. In addition to this he attended two physiotherapy sessions and had to have treatment from a specialist for his injuries. He said: “For around three or four weeks I went to my GP and he kept giving me painkillers.”

Mr Cirpaciu said he had to return to his old job at Rossi’s takeaway in Charleville due to back pain. He had to resign from his new job with Kepak meat processing plant.

Defence barrister Deirdre Keane asked Mr Cirpaciu if there was a reason for not sharing with the defence that he also suffered a right shoulder injury in an incident in  September 2016 for which he received compensation. Mr Cirpaciu’s legal team informed the Judge by saying that the medical report have already been made available in relation to that accident.

Forensic engineers were spoke on behalf of the plaintiff and defendant. For the plaintiff engineer Michael Byrne, who investigated the crash told the court that his opinion was that Mr Maas shifted out of the left lane as he drove onto the roundabout and that he was moved at a velocity greater than Mr Cirpaciu’s. For the defendant forensic engineer Seamus Walsh informed the Judge that there was proof, based on the damage evident on Mr Maas’ front left wheel, suggested to him that the front right wheel of Mr Cirpaciu’s BMW had been turned to the right when the accident happened. Along with this he said that he had seen a mark on the front right bumper of Mr Cirpaciu’s car was not deep enough to ascertain that Mr Maas had moved across into the left lane.

Judge Ó Donnabháin deemed that the plaintiff should be awarded €3,500 road accident compensation, along with legal.


Categories: Car Accidents

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