OPINION ISSUED JANUARY 17, 1986
JIMMIE A. AND EULA R. CURRENCE AND LOREN AND RELLA CURRENCE
DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS
(CC-84-116 and CC-84-117)
Richard W. Cardot, Attorney at Law, for claimants.
Andrew Lopez, Attorney at Law, for respondent.
These claims were consolidated and then bifurcated for separate
hearings upon the issues of
liability and damages. On December 19, 1985, the Court issued its
opinion, upon the liability
issue, finding that the respondent is liable to the claimants for
injuries which they each
sustained as a result of the motor vehicle accident of June 13,
At the hearing on the issue of damages on January 14, 1986, an
Agreement, between counsel
for claimants and respondent, was admitted into evidence. The
sets out in detail the
medical expenses and other items of damages suffered by each party
claimant. The Court finds
the amounts therein stated to be fair and reasonable. Settlements
been made by the
claimants with the liability insurer of another vehicle involved in
accident, and in the
Agreements, the amounts of those settlements were subtracted from
total damages. By
counsel, Jimmie A. Currence and Eula R. Currence, his wife,
that their separate claims
be regarded as but one joint claim, and Loren Currence and Rella
Currence, his wife, requested
that their separate claims be regarded as but one joint claim.
Accordingly, the Court makes an award to Jimmie A. Currence and
Currence in the
amount of $134,027.08, and the Court makes an award to Loren Currence
and Rella Currence
in the amount of $12,994.19.
Award of $134,027.08 to Jimmie A. Currence and Eula R. Currence.
Award of $12,994.19 to Loren Currence and Rella Currence.