Defense Verdict in Rear-End MVA Case

Van Baalen v. Melthratter, Multnomah County Case No. 1311-15419 Plaintiff was hit from behind in a car crash. Defendant admitted he was talking on his cell phone.  Plaintiff alleges injuries including soft tissue strains/sprains to his neck, back, shoulder and knee.  Plaintiff sought $21,905 in unreimbursed medical expenses and $28,000 in non-economic damages. Defendant admitted…

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20.080 Verdict

Preston v. Danquah, Multnomah County Case No. 1311-13356 Plaintiff was stopped for a stop sign when struck from behind by defendant.  Plaintiff alleged injuries to his neck and back as well as headaches.  Plaintiff sought $1,184.13 in unpaid medical expenses and $8,815.87 in non-economic damages.  The case was brought pursuant to ORS 20.080. Defendant contested liability…

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Plaintiff’s Verdict in 20.080 Case

Hergert v. McPhail, Multnomah County Case No. 1310-14581 Car accident case. Plaintiff Hergert was stopped for traffic with a car stopped behind him.  Defendant McPhail didn’t stop in time and struck the car behind plaintiff which was in turn pushed into plaintiff’s car.  Plaintiff alleged injuries to his neck, back and shoulders.  Plaintiff sought lost wages ($1,574.64), unpaid medical bills ($1,194.38)…

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