Taxi driver made eight claims on insurance
A 36-YEAR-OLD Co Dublin taxi driver has made eight personal injury claims in as many years and failed to disclose most of them to insurers, the Circuit Civil Court was told yesterday.
Chengduo Zhu, of The Paddocks Way, Lucan, had revealed to AXA that he had made three claims, two of which had been settled for figures of €30,000 in 2009 and €20,000 in 2013. Others had either been settled or were still ongoing, barrister Conor Kearney said.
Mr Kearney, who appeared with Delahunty O'Connor Solicitors for AXA, told Judge Terence O'Sullivan that while Mr Zhu was withdrawing the €60,000 claim dating back to 2014 before the court, he had been specifically directed to outline AXA's proposed defence to his latest claim.
"I have in court representatives from other insurance companies, Zurich, AIG, Liberty and RSA who were going to give evidence in relation to his undisclosed claims," Mr Kearney said.
"The plaintiff has had in the last eight years eight claims for personal injury, some ongoing, and has disclosed only three," he said.
When Mr Zhu's claim was called his counsel told the court the case was being withdrawn. Judge O'Sullivan made an order against him for the legal costs of the case.