oa De Rebus - Quantum of damages the attorney's dilemma
|Article Title||Quantum of damages the attorney's dilemma|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1969|
|Pages||9 - 11|
The vast majority of accident cases involving personal injury are settled before trial and a very large proportion of these settlements are effected by Attorneys without the advice of Counsel as to quantum of damages. The assessment of quantum in such cases is thus very much within theï¿½ province of the Attorney. This type of work has, however, on the face of it, not been made any easier by the decision of the Appellate Division in the recent case of Goliath vs. Marine and Trade Insurance Company Limited*.
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