A woman who was hit by a train near her home in Co Tipperary as a child a decade ago has settled her High Court action for €400,000.
Mary Ryan was nine-years-old when the incident happened at Tipperary town on the Waterford- Limerick Junction line.
Approving the settlement, reached without admission of liability, Mr Justice Garrett Simons said that if the proceedings were to go to full hearing there was a risk that the award would be less than the €400,000 offered.
This was because the plaintiff, who had a premorbid diagnosis of autism and associated learning disability, might not succeed in persuading the trial judge that there was a causal connection between the 2012 accident and the subsequent health difficulties she suffered, including the onset of epilepsy and a stroke some six years ago, he said.
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