Case: Coardes v. Hailey
Court: New Haven J.D., at New Haven
Doc. No.: CV1 60193695; court Opinion by: Skolnick, J.T.R.
Date: May 3, 2012
At a hearing in damages, a court can award damages for medical expenses and pain and suffering. In February 2009, the plaintiff, Jovanna Coardes and a 3 year old child allegedly were walking on a sidewalk when a motor vehicle collided with Coardes on the sidewalk. Coardes went to the emergency room and complained about back, hip, leg and knee pain. X-rays did not disclose any fractures, and doctors prescribed pain medicine and crutches. The plaintiff sued the defendant. At a hearing in damages, the court awarded economic damages of $1,657 and non-economic damages, for pain and suffering, of $12,000.