Wade v. Leroy, 61 U.S. 34 (1857)
U.S. Supreme CourtWade v. Leroy, 61 U.S. 20 How. 34 34 (1857)
Wade v. Leroy
1 U.S. (20 How.) 34
In an action against the owners of a ferry boat for personal injuries sustained by the negligence of its officers, it was held that the plaintiff might show that he was engaged in a particular business, and had been incapacitated from attending to it, as exhibiting the extent of the injury, and that it had occasioned expense, suffering, and loss of time which had value to him, although the nature of his occupation was not set forth in the declaration.
The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.