Assessment of Damages

In certain cases, including personal injury claims, a judge may grant judgment on the issue of liability, and order that the precise quantum of damages that has to be paid to the successful litigant by the other party be assessed at a subsequent hearing which may be fixed before the Registrar or the Judge. The evidence from appropriate parties, such as the injured plaintiff or medical experts will be presented to assist the Court in determining the appropriate quantum of damages to be awarded. The hearings for assessment of damages follow a similar order of proceedings as that used for trials before judges.

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