Harvey,Hermina v Amy Rigabie

Case Number: 
C.L.H 049 OF 2001
Date of Delivery: 
02.12.2003

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA
IN COMMON LAW
SUIT NO. C.L.H 049 OF 2001
BETWEEN HERMINA HARVEY PLAINTIFF
AND AMY RlGABlE DEFENDANT
Mr. Ainsworth Campbell for plaintiff.
The defendant was not present or represented.
ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES
Heard: November 13 and December 2, 2003
JONES, J. (Ag.1
It is hard not to feel a pang of sympathy for Miss Hermina Harvey. Here
she was trying to be a good pedestrian, using the pedestrian crossing on a busy
road; it has brought her nothing but pain and despair. Regretfully, she was
knocked down by a car while on the cross-walk at Homestead, in the parish of
Saint Catherine. I
Liability is not in issue; the defendant filed no appearance or defence and
Interlocutory Judgment was entered on June 13, 2001. As a consequence, the
sole issue before this court is to assess damages for the injuries to Miss Harvey.
On April 7, 2000, two lines of cars stopped to allow Miss Hermina Harvey
to use the cross-walk at ~omeEead in Saint Catherine. While crossing, a car
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