Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 471 (Jul)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Judge Yelton sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation The claimant appeared in person.
  Christian Du Cann (instructed by Davis Arnold Cooper) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 30 July 2002


Damages - Personal injury - Pain suffering and loss of amenity - Loss of earnings - Claimant falling in store owned by defendant - Defendant admitting liability - Defendant arguing claimant exaggerating injuries sustained in accident - Defendant providing medical and video surveillance evidence - Quantum of damages - Whether claimant exaggerating injuries sustained.

The Case

A claimant was awarded damages of 26,662.70 in respect of general and special damages for a personal injury which she sustained from falling in a store owned by the defendant, however the judge determined that she had been exaggerating her claims.

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