Kerry boy (12) left with brain injury after car crash settles case for almost €10m (via Breaking

A 12-year-old boy who, when he was a baby suffered a traumatic brain injury after he was propelled from a car as it suddenly went out of control and struck a ditch, has settled a High Court action for almost €10 million.

Patrick O’Leary from Listowel in Kerry was just nine months old and sitting on a person’s lap in the back seat of the car when the accident happened outside Listowel town and the car ended up in a dyke. The baby landed on top of the ditch.

Patrick’s counsel Liam Reidy SC instructed by Cantillons Solicitors told the High Court the baby was thrown out of the car and suffered a significant injury. The car was driven by his father Patrick O’Leary Senior who Counsel said died two weeks later.

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