Personal Injury, High Court Case settled on undisclosed terms

By Denis Ryan, Friday, 20th October 2017 | 0 comments

Woman who says she fell over hotel’s ornamental lion settles action
Position of decorative statue an issue in case

Wed, Oct 11, 2017, Updated: Wed, Oct 11, 2017, Irish Times

A woman who claimed she fell over an ornamental lion on a pathway at a luxury hotel while attending a wedding reception has settled her High Court action on undisclosed terms.

She suffered a fracture to her lower leg, has been left with scarring and was eleven weeks off work after the accident at the four-star Cabra Castle Hotel in Kingscourt, Co Cavan, her counsel, Pat O’Connell SC, said when opening her case on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, counsel told Mr Justice Anthony Barr the case was settled and could be struck out.

She claimed a dangerous tripping hazard was created and there was no, or no adequate lighting, around the black statue.

As a result of the accident, she claimed she has been affected in her everyday activities and her enjoyment of life has been severely diminished.

The hotel denied the claims and pleaded contributory negligence and allegedly failing to look where she was walking.

She said an issue in the case concerned the position of the 22-inch high decorative lion on the night of the incident.


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