Lough and Wells has conducted one of the first District Court litigated damages claim under the Motor Accidents Injuries Act 2017.
The claimant was seriously injured when he was run over outside his home.
The claimant was unable to return home and was under the care of a nursing home to meet his treatment and care needs.
Lough and Wells successfully argued that the cost of the nursing home was a reasonable and necessary treatment and care expense under s 3.24 of the Motor Accident Injuries Compensation Act 2017.
As a result, the insurer paid and continues to pay for high care need in the nursing home facility. Lough and Wells also obtained an award of damages for pain and suffering.
All this was achieved notwithstanding the offending driver fled the country the following day and did not return.