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Woman injured when hit by bus gets €900,000 settlement

Posted on 28th June, by Joanne in Personal Injury. No Comments

A woman who suffered a head injury and was left blind in one eye after she was hit by a bus in Dublin city is to receive €900,000 in settlement of her High Court action.

Cam My Lam (65), Ongar Park, Clonsilla, Dublin, was walking at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, on January 13th, 2009, when she was hit by a bus and knocked unconscious. Ms Cam, a native of Vietnam, sued Dublin Bus claiming she suffered serious personal injuries due to alleged negligence and breach of duty. The claims were denied.

She also claimed she was unable to resume work as a babysitter and had had difficulty in looking after her autistic son since.

Her counsel told the High Court his client could not see from her right eye and her left eye vision was blurred. She had also lost her sense of taste and smell, which were important in her culture. She had been a very good cook before the accident. She could not walk on the streets on her own and the incident had had a devastating effect on her life, it was stated. She used to meet other women in the Vietnamese community regularly in Dublin but no longer did so.

Approving the settlement, Ms Justice Mary Irvine said that while money did not give one back what one might have had, it was a very good settlement.

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