Accident victim granted compensation of €18,000

A woman who was injured in a traffic accident in 2007 has been awarded almost €18,000 in damages by the First Hall of the Civil Court.

Emmeline Cini filed her action for damages against Antoine Cachia.

She told the court that while she was driving in Ghajn Dwieli Road, Paola in November 2007 she was involved in a collision when Mr Cachia's car did not stop at a stop sign and instead collided into her car. The court case was limited to the award of damages as Mr Cachia, and his insurance company, admitted liability for the accident.

Mr Justice Lino Farrugia Sacco heard that Ms Cini, a former croupier at the Dragonara Casino, was 27 years old at the time of the accident. She had suffered a flexion and extension injury to her neck and the court-appointed medical experts estimated that she had a four per cent permanent disability as a result of the accident.

After taking into account Ms Cini's salary at the time of the accident the court awarded her damages of €17,948.84.



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