$170,654.75 Trucking Case Verdict

James v. Reser’s Fine Foods, Multnomah County Case No. 1402-01652

Plaintiff James was a passenger in a minivan that stopped for traffic on I-84. The semi-truck driver for Defendant Reser’s was behind James and failed to stop. After the crash, James complained of neck, back and chest pains. She was life-flighted to Portland where she spent two days in the hospital.  She alleged accident-related injuries including a traumatic brain injury with severe cognitive impairment, neck/back strains, chest bruising and PTSD. She sought $125,513.33 for past medical expenses, $150,000.00 in future medical expenses, $86,000.00 for past lost income, $109,000.00 for lost future earning capacity and $3,250,000.00 in non-economic damages.  Her husband sought $250,000.00 for loss of consortium. Defendant admitted liability for the crash but disputed the nature and extent of Mrs. James’ injuries. They argued that the impact in the crash was minimal and that Mrs. James had a long history of physical and psychological problems including cognitive impairment.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Ralph Rayburn & Joshua Callahan

Defense Counsel – Paul Berg & Ken Abere

Verdict – $170,654.75

Date – February 16, 2016

February 19, 2016

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