White, Albert v Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, Trescelian Williams & Attorney General

Case Number: 
C.L. 2000W159A
Date of Delivery: 
31.07.2008

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

CLAIM NO. C.L. 2000W159A

BETWEEN ALBERT WHITE CLAIMANT

AND OFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT lSTD EFENDANT

AND TRESCELIAN WILLIAMS 2ND DEFENDANT

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AND ATTORNEY- GENERAL OF JAMAICA 3RD DEFENDANT

Mrs. Antoinette Haughton Cardenas instructed by Haughton and Associates

for the claimant.

Mr. Jerome Spencer instructed by the Director of State Proceedings

for the defendants.

Heard: March 6, 7, & 13, & July 31,2008

Negligence- Motor vehicle collision- ankle and shoulder injuries- defendants liable- assessment

of dumages-whether award should be made for handicap on the labour market- whether award

should be made for loss of overtime pay

C; McDONALD-BISHOP , J (Aa.)

1. I wish to take this opportunity to apologize for the delay in delivering this judgment

and to thank the parties for their patience.

2. On October 22, 1994, the claimant, Mr. Albert White, 44 years old, was riding his

Honda motor cycle along the Weymouth Drive main road, in the parish of St. Andrew when

he collided with a Lada motor car being driven by Mr. Trescelian Williams, the second

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