Arthur a Latvian national a proud owner of a black Mercedes E200 Compressor Automatic 1.8 litre petrol registered in 2006. He had it converted to work on liquid petroleum gas”. On the 15th of September 2016 he was driving on Malahide Road. He saw that the pedestrian lights ahead of him were red so he indicated to turn right and turned right across the flow of the traffic. Meanwhile a young Irish woman had come out of the side road on to the main road. She did not see the pedestrian lights and went straight through same in her Opel Zafira carrying her two children. There was a collision between the two cars on her side of the road.
The Irish lady denied that she had gone through the red light and said that Arturs should have not had turn across the traffic until the road way was empty. In particular she said that Artur did not stop before turning right.
Fortunately Artur had installed the dash cam in his car and we could see that the pedestrian light was red and that the young Irish mother had come through the red light, all be it without knowing that she had done so. Arturs sustained an injury to his neck and back.
The application to Injuries Board was rejected. The claim was settled for €19,251.56 this was 75% of the value of the claim. Overall the client was happy with the settlement.
I have no doubt that Arturs would not have received any compensation expect for the fact that he had a working dash cam in his car.
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