A girl has had her personal injury settlement of €5,500 approved by the Circuit Court after she was bitten by a dog during a family holiday in Dublin. Ciara Hill (12) was attacked by a dog owned by the Finnstown House Hotel, County Dublin while she was staying there in July 2007.
Claiming on her daughter’s behalf, the child’s mother said the incident had left her daughter traumatised. As with all settlements involving those aged under 18, it had to be first approved in court before payment could be made in accordance with the law. Approving the settlement the judge observed that her injuries had healed quickly and were not significant.