ARYEETEY J.: By their writ of summons the plaintiffs claim against the defendants jointly and severally:
(i). “General and special damages for serious damage caused to the plaintiffs’ Mercedes Benz commercial bus No AM 6456 when it was negligently run into at Accra New Town by the second and third defendants’ vehicle No. AK 7125 then under the management and control of the first defendant who was at all material times operating in the normal course of duty as the servant and agent of the second and third defendants.
(ii). Any other reliefs found due.”
As it turned out only the second defendant, the Social Security Bank Ltd., entered appearance and filed their statement of defence. Even through the first and third defendants were served with the writ of summons through a substituted process they did not enter appearance. Therefore on 15 June 1989 the plaintiffs obtained interlocutory judgment against them in default. However, the assessment of damages was shelved until the hearing of the…