DeRoo v. Decker, Multnomah County Case No. 16CV06279

Plaintiff DeRoo was riding a motorcycle on SW Grover Street. Defendant Decker was driving a car in the opposite direction. They were both approaching Water Avenue.  DeRoo claims that Decker made a sudden left turn in front of him causing a crash. He claimed crash-related rotator cuff strain, headaches, back and neck strains, elbow pain and shoulder pain. He sought $10,000 for past medical expenses, $200.80 in wage losses and $39,799.00 for non-economic damages.

Decker denied liability. She claimed that DeRoo’s own negligence in speeding and in failing to yield were the cause of his injuries.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Christopher Slater

Defense Counsel – Ulanda Watkins

Verdict – $10,043.10 (After 39% reduction for comparative negligence)

Date – May 4, 2017

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