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Personal Injury: Case History – Dunne v Lyons Enterprises Ltd

There were crumbs and flour on the ground. She slipped on this and twisted her back in trying to maintain her balance.


Civil Liability in Ireland for Death

a right of action continues, on the death of the injured person, in favour of the dependents of the injured/deceased person.


Personal Injury: Case History – Fagan v Dublin Corporation IEHC

He tripped on linoleum which had been cut by workmen laying underfloor electric cables. They had not taped it back down or re-applied adhesives. The Plaintiff fell, injuring his wrist, knee and back. His back did not fully recover and he was unable to continue as a fireman. The court awarded him IR£75,217.


Biting dogs

Some legal principles escape from the courts and enter the popular culture. “Every dog gets (is entitled to) one biteâ€? is such a “principleâ€?, albeit now mistaken, if it was ever true.


Doctor X

“The Bitter Pillâ€? by Doctor X is a small effort to improve the Irish hospital health system and, as such, is required reading by all interested and concerned persons.


PIAB ahead!

PIAB applicants (i.e., personal injury victims) should take the long view and consider themselves fortunate, currently. Cassius Dio (58.21.4-5) records that, due to a credit crunch in 33 AD:- Tiberius then modified his decision regarding loans and gave one hundred million sesterces to the treasury, with instructions that senators should lend this money for three years without interest to those who needed it. He also ordered that the most disreputable of those who were bringing accusations against others should all […]


Information for victims of Personal Injury (2)

Barristers (“Counsel”) are members of a branch of the legal profession who have agreed among themselves not to accept instructions from litigants other than through the agency of a solicitor.


Information for victims of Personal Injury (1)

The existence of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (“PIAB”) should not distract from the need to prepare for the potential issuing of proceedings in court to recover compensation.


What the…!

It isn’t easy to generate readable prose on any subject, even one’s “own” subject. The principal difficulty is the depreciation of intellectual capital. We tend to learn what we know early in life and by the time we look authoritative we know less than we ever knew.