€3.5 million for man who suffered serious injuries in crash

High Court heard injured man (59) is confined to a wheelchair as a result of 2014 crash

Finian Mc Kenna is confined to a wheelchair as a result of the accident five years ago, the court heard. Photograph: Collins Courts

Finian Mc Kenna is confined to a wheelchair as a result of the accident five years ago, the court heard. Photograph: Collins Courts

 

A 59-year-old man who suffered serious injuries in a car crash has settled his High Court action for €3.5million.

Finian Mc Kenna,the court heard, is confined to a wheelchair as a result of the accident five years ago.

Approving the settlement Mr Justice Kevin Cross said Mr McKenna was seriously injured in a road traffic accident through no fault of his own.

The case was before the court for assessment of damages only, the judge said, noting Mr McKenna is now cared for by his brother Shane.

Finian McKenna, Beechmount Gardens, Navan, Co Meath had sued Castlekeeran Transport Ltd, trading as Farrelly Transport with registered offices at Carnaross, Kells, Co Meath, and the driver of the other vehicle Marius Anuska of Riverstown, Kilmessan, Co Meath as a result of the accident on November 4th 2014. The owners of two cars parked in the area of the accident were also sued.

It was claimed Mr McKenna was driving a car near Dunganny, Trim, Co Meath when the vehicle owned by Farrelly Transport collided with him while overtaking or attempting to overtake the parked cars.

It was claimed there was failure to keep any or any adequate lookout and and the parked cars had been overtaken when it was allegedly unsafe and dangerous to do so. It was also claimed there was failure to take any or any adequate evasive action so as to avoid a collision. The owners of the parked cars, it was alleged, had parked them in a dangerous and unsafe place and allegedly created an emergency on the roadway.

The claims were denied.

Mr McKenna suffered multiple fractures in the crash and was in a hospital for a year afterwards and now uses a wheelchair.

Approving the settlement Mr Justice Cross wished Mr McKenna all the best for the future.