Accident-prone Irish mum awarded €111,000 in SEVEN compensation claims
She’s received a total of €111,000 in damages since age seven
An accident-prone mother of eight has received her seventh compo payment bringing to €111,000 the total she has received in damages since age seven.
Ann Marie Mongans, of Clancy Park in Ennis, Co Clare, received her latest award of €5,000 arising from being a back-seat passenger in a car driven by her aunt Rose Keenan on May 22, 2012.
It is the lowest sum the 37-year-old has received in her long claim history after Judge Keys said aggravation to her pre-existing back injury from the accident “isn’t as severe as she says”.
He told Ennis Circuit Court: “I would regard it as quite minor.
“I know that if I am unhappy with evidence, these cases can be thrown out on their face. This is not a case that comes within that category. The injuries sustained were of a minor nature, even though they aggravated her injury.”
Ms Mongans claimed the crash at a bridge outside Ennis had exacerbated a pre-existing injury and she was now anxious being a car passenger.
She told the court: “I try to wear high heels. I can’t wear them for any more than five minutes and I have to take them off.”
Ms Mongans also said that she also has trouble lifting or bathing her kids and doing daily tasks.
Her back was injured in a road accident in November 2011 and received €10,000.
In evidence, Ms Mongans said on impact, the car driven by her aunt “shook and rattled”.
The first Garda on the scene, Brian Jackman, told the court the vehicle had only “glanced” the left of the bridge causing “scrapes on its left hand side”.
He said that as Ms Mongans told him her children in the back seat were “stiff and sore” and possibly injured the Fire Service, in keeping with safety protocols, cut the roof off the car to remove them.
The May 2012 accident is the seventh accident for which Ms Mongans has received compensation
- Aged seven in 1988, Mr Mongans et got €13,970 after being knocked down.
- In 1998 she was awarded €9,000 as a result of a road traffic accident
- In 1999 she got €7,000 following a road accident in Ennis
- In 2004 she received €11,000 after a road crash at Market Street in Ennis
- In 2006 Ms Mongans got €55,000 as a result of breaking her pelvis and injuring her back injuries in a crash in Ennis.
- In 2011 –she received €10,000 following a crash in Limerick
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This article appeared in the Irish Mirror at: http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/accident-prone-irish-mum-awarded-10079512