A 64-year-old librarian has settled €60,000 damages claim following a car crash. The Plaintiff sued the defendants in the Circuit Civil Court for injuries he suffered in a crash. The claimant alleged negligence with regard to the driving of a Mercedes 300 car driven by one of the defendants. The barrister for the plaintiff told Circuit Court President Mr Justice Raymond Grourke that the case, which had been reduced to an assessment of damages on the basis of liability having been conceded by the defendants, had been settled and could be struck out with an order for costs. The driver of the car was not in court as only the plaintiffs’ evidence was required with regard to his injuries and medical reports. The plaintiff claimed that on 29th August 2015 he was a front seat passenger in a car when it was struck by the Mercedes emerging from a minor road. He alleged the Mercedes was being driven at an excessive speed and that the driver had failed to keep a proper lookout. He alleged he had been shocked and distressed and had been removed from the scene to the emergency department of St Vincent’s University Hospital where he had come under the care of Mr Nigel Salter, consultant in emergency medicine. The plaintiff claimed he had not suffered any bony or internal injuries but had been prescribed anti-inflammatory and pain killing medication for injuries to his chest and abdomen. It was claimed the plaintiff, who had a background history of anxiety disorder, had suffered a severe panic attack followed by several subsequent episodes which had increased in frequency after the accident.