Woman settles €60k damages claim against motorist.

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A woman settled €60,000 damages claim against a motorist who rear ended her two years ago.  The woman was a passenger in a car on 5th March 2017 when the motorist collided with her.  Her barrister told Circuit Court President, Mr Justice Raymond Groarke, that her claim had been settled following talks with the defendant’s legal team and could be struck out with an order for her costs.  The woman claimed the motorist had, due to negligence, breach of duty and while allegedly driving without due care and attention, rear ended the car in which she was a front seat passenger.  She claimed in her proceedings that she had suffered whiplash injuries to her neck, shoulders and back and that pain had not settled despite her having taken Neurofen. She had attended her doctor who found she had tenderness to her neck and upper back.  The doctor prescribed anti-inflammatory medication but by early June she had reported that the pain in her neck was getting worse and that she was suffering a constant dull ache with shooting pains in her head.  The woman stated in her claim that she had been unable to go to her gym or run due to the pain and that prior to the accident she had regularly exercised. She had undergone an MRI of her cervical spine and had been advised she should be seen by specialists.  Judge Groarke, on the application of the solicitor struck out the proceedings with an order for the woman’s legal costs.