Compensation Approved for Tricycle Injury

The High Court has approved a compensation settlement of €100,000 for a child who suffered head and leg injuries after being hit by a car while on his tricycle.

Bartosz Zakrzewski from Birr, County Offaly was cycling along An Coran Street in Birr when a car driven by Caitríona Kelly hit the boy throwing several meters from his tricycle. He sustained head injuries, cuts and lacerations to his body as well as a broken leg. Bartosz Zakrzewski was just nine-years-old when the accident occurred in July 2010.

Claiming on behalf of her son, Monika Zakrzewski argued that Ms Kelly had breached her duty of care. Ms Kelly denied this and the case was set to be heard by the High Court, however an agreement to settle Bartosz´s claim for tricycle injury compensation was reached without the negligent party admitting to liability and Ms Justice Mary Irvine approved the settlement.