Judge Dismisses Whiplash Claim

A woman who was seeking €410,000 in damages for a loss of earnings as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident has had her claim dismissed by Mr Justice John Quirke. The judge it was likely the claimant gave misleading evidence regarding her injuries and capacity to work.

Mary Farrell of Finglas South, County Dublin claimed she suffered whiplash injuries which left her incapacitated after she was involved in an accident with one of the Dublin Bus fleet on June 14th 2004 at the junction of North Circular Road and Dorset Street.

Dublin bus presented evidence to court showing Ms.Farrell mowing her lawn, seemingly unaffected by her injuries, the company also had evidence that she enjoyed a very comfortable lifestyle which was at odds with her claim for a loss of earnings.

Mr. Justice Quirke was left with no alternative but to dismiss the case.