IRENE APPIAH
V.
DANIEL ADUKPO AND DAVID ANNOR QUARSHIE

(2016) JELR 107569 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. BMISC/946/2015 ·  13 Jul 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
JUSTICE LAURENDA OWUSU
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
negligence
1st defendant
court
duty of care
general damages
injuries
special damages
reasonable man
doctrine of res-ipsa loquitur
loss of earnings
negligence of the 1st defendant
statement of claim
medical expenses
ordinary course of things
services of a maid servant
accidents of this nature
breach of that duty of care
cause of an occurrence
causes of the accident
court finds
defendants case
doctrine of res
due care
ipsa loquitur
known facts
lord denning
lord wright
monthly income
negligence of the defendants
particulars of special damages
plaintiff life
plaintiff of such weight
plaintiff’s case
present condition
principle of res ipsa loquitur
result of her injuries
said witness statement
single mother
strict legal analysis
such business trip
supreme court
thirty-nine ghana cedis

JUDGEMENT 

By an amended Writ of Summons filed on the 20th of August 2015, the Plaintiff herein  claims: 

General and Special damages for causing the Plaintiff life threatening injuries. 

PLAINTIFF’S CASE 

The Plaintiff sets out her case in her Statement of Claim filed on the 6th of July, 2015  and her Evidence in Chief contained in her Witness Statement which was filed on  23rd October, 2015. 

Her case is that on the 13th of October, 2014 she was on board the 2nd Defendant’s  commercial vehicle being driven by the 1st Defendant and travelling from Accra to  Aflao enroute to Lome.  

According to her on reaching a section of the road at Avoeme on the Denu-Aflao  road, the 1st Defendant who was driving carelessly and at top speed lost control of the vehicle and crushed into an articulator truck and she sustained life-threatening  injuries. The particulars of her injuries are provided in paragraph 7 of her Statement  of Claim. 

The Plaintiff claimed that as a result of her injuries she has …

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