(1987) JELR 69654 (HC)    
High Court  ·  10 Aug 1987 ·  Ghana
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[1992] 1 GLR 287
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special damages
date of judgment
loss of use
borketey case
estimated cost of repairs
consequential loss
reasonable time
cost of repairs
edusei j.
lack of funds
police report
reasonable cost
special damage
state insurance corporation
time limit
assessment of damages
case of ahenkora v
cases of borketey v
cause of his delay
circumstances of the particular case
claim of the plaintiff
cost of repairs of his vehicle
fact result
full satisfaction of all claims
hyde park hotel ltd.
injured party’s claim
instant case
kpegah j.
nature of cost of repairs
only evidence
only thing
particulars of the special damages
plaintiff of an amount
plaintiff’s solicitor
present case
relief of special damages
result of the negligence of the defendant
said case
said damages
s.c.o.a. motors
second part of the headnote states
s vehicle
vehicle no g.j.
view of the amount
witness stand

KPEGAH J.: The plaintiff in a writ he issued on 28 September 1983 claims from the defendant general and special damages as a result of the negligence of the defendant’s servant who was then in charge of the defendant’s vehicle No G.J. 9578. The accident occurred on 28 January 1981. The particulars of the special damages were given as: (a) cost of repairs on the plaintiff ‘s vehicle—¢22,850; and (b) loss of use—¢500 per diem from 28 July 1981 to date of judgment.

On 26 May 1986 the plaintiff obtained an interlocutory judgment in default of appearance after a long lull in the proceedings. The proceedings before me relate only to the assessment of damages. The plaintiff admits that the vehicle has still not been repaired up to date and rather tendered in evidence an estimate from Messrs Bartholomew (Gh.) Ltd., the accredited representatives who work on Ford cars—the type of car being used by the plaintiff. The estimated cost of repairs is ¢22,850. This forms the basis for the special dama…

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