model who suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for weeks after she was struck by a car on a dual carriageway has settled her High Court action for €3.2 million.
Ms Regazzoli was 22 years of age and a part-time model and retail assistant when the accident happened in 2018. She was thrown six feet in the air as she attempted to cross a dual carriageway in Swords, Co. Dublin.
The young lady had a 3% chance of survival after the accident, but she astonishedly recovered, during the recovery she had to learn to walk and talk again — and even became homeless for a short spell and lived in a hotel.
Her counsel, told the court Ms Regazzoli had been going to work in the Pavilions Shopping Centre, and was crossing the dual carriageway when the accident happened on the bus lane.
Counsel said it would appear it was a habit of people to cross from a bus stop to the centre and walk across to the island between the carriageways. He said there was a footbridge provided to cross the carriageway and it was a big issue in the case.
Counsel told Mr Justice Kevin Cross as part of the settlement it had been agreed to apportion liability as two thirds against the driver and one third against Ms Regazzoli.
High Court Settlement
Ms Regazzoli had sued the car driver, and the owner of the car, both are living at the same address.
Approving the settlement, Mr Justice Kevin Cross said Ms Regazzoli’s life had been turned upside down by the road accident. He said the road accident claim settlement was “fair and reasonable” and he wished the woman well for the future.
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Original Source: The Irish Examiner