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HOMAN v. LOSCH (ET AL. (03/19/51)

THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


March 19, 1951

HOMAN
v.
LOSCH (ET AL., APPELLANT)

Appeal, No. 80, Jan. T., 1951, from judgment of Court of Common Pleas of Berks County, Sept. T., 1949, No. 153, in case of Ralph E. Homan et ux. v. Ray Losch et al. Judgment affirmed.

COUNSEL

Robert I. Cottom, with him Harry R. Matten, and Matten & Matten, for appellant.

Charles H. Weidner, with him Stevens & Lee, for appellees.

Before Drew, C.j., Stern, Stearne, Jones, Bell, Ladner and Chidsey, JJ.

[ 366 Pa. Page 526]

OPINION PER CURIAM

The sole question here is whether a verdict of $7,500 for the wife-plaintiff and $2,398.51 for the husband-plaintiff, is so excessive as to warrant our interference. The injuries were sustained on or about November 10, 1947, by the wife-plaintiff in an accident by which the automobile in which she was riding with her husband was struck by one of the motor cars of the two defendants, a collision between which caused the defendant, Smith's, automobile to be pushed against that of the plaintiffs. A verdict was returned against both defendants. The injuries suffered by the wife resulted in the permanent impairment or restricted use of the right arm and hand. She still suffered pain at the time of the trial, which was over two years after the date of the accident. The learned trial judge reviewed the evidence as to the nature, character and extent of the injuries and was satisfied with the verdict. He was not shocked by the amount of the verdict rendered either for the wife-plaintiff or the husband-plaintiff and we must say that neither are we.

Judgment affirmed.

Disposition

Judgment affirmed.

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