IRL recent cases in PI litigation- part 3


The very recent case of Lindsay .v. Finnerty and Others [2011] IEHC 403 is interesting. Peart J examined the law relating to concurrent wrong doer. It relates to the so called one per cent rule. In this case there were two impacts in succession. It was difficult to establish which impact was responsible for which injuries in the circumstances notwithstanding the insured party was guilty of having been 20% responsible with the uninsured party being 80% responsible, the insured was considered to be a concurrent wrong doer. In the circumstances the plaintiff was entitled to recover entirely from the insured motorist who was 20% responsible.