Vincent Schoburg v Michael Fletcher, etal

Case Number: 
CL 2001/S - 124
Date of Delivery: 
23.09.2004

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

IN COMMON LAW

SUIT NO. CL 2001/S - 124

BETWEEN VINCENT SCHOBURGH CLAIMANT

AND MICHAEL FLETCHER FIRST DEFENDANT

AND ROBERT FLETCHER SECOND DEFENDANT

Mr. Norman Samuels for claimant

No appearance for defendants and defendants not appearing

June 25, July 27 and September 23,2004

Sykes J (Ag)

ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES: PERSONAL INJURY

Mr. Vincent Schoburgh, the claimant, was struck from his bicycle

while he was riding along the Long Road main road in the picturesque

parish of Portland. He does not recall much more other than that he

woke up in the Port Antonio Public General Hospital. He was hit down

on January 27, 1996.

The sole issue here is quantum of damages, judgment having been

entered against both defendants.

It is appropriate to point out at this stage that I have relied to some

extent on the testimony of Miss Desrine McKenzie, sister of the

claimant. She gives more detail about her brother's earnings, life

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