YAA ASSANDO
V.
PATRICK FRIMPONG ADDAE

(2016) JELR 107718 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. BC 578/2014 ·  18 Feb 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
H/L NOVISI A. ARYENE (MRS.)
Core Terms Beta
court
plaintiff
defendant
evidence
exhibit
medical report
onions
police report
sum of gh
7th september
distributor of onions
general damages
police accident report
reasonable man
weeks
writ of summons
x-rays
13th february
absence of corroborative evidence
aggressive behavior
assessment of damages
careful thought
civil action
conduct of human affairs
considered opinion
criminal charge
ct scan
driver of a hyundai accent taxi cab
fine of gh
l novisi a. aryene
loss of earnings
market women
medical treatment
military hospital
own plea
plaintiff’s case
plaintiff’s testimony
position of the law
possible plaintiff
road traffic accident
road users
statement of claim
support of her claim

JUDGMENT 

Plaintiff sued Defendant for the reliefs endorsed on the Writ of Summons. Defendant who  was served with the Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim by Substituted Service defaulted in  entering appearance and on application this Court granted Interlocutory Judgment in favour of  Plaintiff and adjourned for Assessment of Damages.  

Plaintiff’s testimony is that on 7th September 2012, while she was crossing the road at the  Airport by-pass. Defendant, owner and driver of a Hyundai Accent Taxi cab with registration no.  GW 6224-12 knocked her down injuring her. She was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where  she was on admission for two weeks and discharged to continue with the treatment as an out patient. According to Plaintiff, she spent GH₵3,000.00 on medical treatment, x-rays, drugs and  transportation to and from the hospital. She said she could not produce the receipts because she  left them in a taxi. Plaintiff however tendered into evidence the Medical Report as Exhib…

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