Settlement of €14,000 in favour of minor plaintiff injured on sun holiday

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The President of the Circuit Court, Judge Groake recently ruled a settlement in the sum of €14,000 in favour of a minor plaintiff who was injured on a sun holiday, hearing that her injuries had now fully resolved.

The Plaintiff in this case was a girl of six years of age who was on a package holiday in Spain. On the second day of her holiday she broke her wrist.

The minor Plaintiff had tried to get up on a poolside chair which was being used by children to access a drinks dispenser. The chair itself was slippery and the girl was caused to fall on her outstretched left arm.

The minor plaintiff was attending the A&E Department in Benalmadena Hospital and on her return attended Tallaght Hospital where an above elbow plaster back slab was applied for several weeks.

The Court was told the family’s holiday was ruined by the events that occurred. The family had saved money for some time for the holiday and had chosen the said resort as it was child friendly.

The minor plaintiff sued Linevana Limited, owner of Falcon Holidays, through her father for negligence.

In order to avail of the provisions of the Package Holidays Act & Travel Act 1995 you need to have booked two or more of the following services from the same agent/ service provider:- (1) Travel (2) Accommodation and/or (3) Other tourist services, not ancillary to transport or accommodation, accounting for a significant proportion of the package.

If you have been involved in an accident while on a package holiday/ or where you booked two or more services with the one provider please contact us to discuss same.

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