Trusted Solicitors
1890 998 911
Text / WhatsApp
Free Consultation Request Call Back
Trusted Solicitors 1890 998 911    Dublin 01 685 4458 0870522181                  

Boy who suffered fractured skull when struck by a van awarded €200,000.

Boy who suffered fractured skull when struck by van awarded €200,000.

A boy whose skull was fractured when a van reversed over him while he was playing near his home has settled a High Court action over the accident for €200,000, reports Ann O’Loughlin.

Thomas David Moran was just 16 months old when he was injured in the accident on the cul-de-sac he lives on at Lyons Lane, Newcastle, Co Dublin.

Personal Injuries compensation claims solicitors Cork Galway Dublin

The van was driven by neighbour Aidan McAuley and owned by Brendan Smyth, St Mark’s Avenue, Clondalkin, Dublin. Both were sued along with Mr Smyth’s company, C&S Roofing, JFK Industrial Estate, Dublin, and the Motor Insurer’s Bureau of Ireland as it was alleged Mr McAuley was not insured to drive the van.

Through his mother Grainne Moran, Thomas, now aged dix years old claimed the defendants were negligent and that the van had been recklessly, carelessly or dangerously reversed in the cul-de-sac.

The claims were denied.

Michael Howard said that an offer of €200,000 had been made to settle the case. Thomas was taken to hospital with a fractured skull and while he had made a full recovery, there had been concerns about his development as a result of the accident, counsel said.

Mr Justice Kevin Cross approved the settlement.


If you would like more information regarding personal injury claims then don’t hesitate to get in contact with Fin at 1890 998 911 or email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *