$29,000 MVA Verdict

Nelson v. Smith, Multnomah County Case No. 18CV38508


Defendant Nelson rear-ended Plaintiff Smith on SE McLaughlin. Smith claimed that the crash caused him a concussion, exacerbation of pre-existing minor traumatic brain injury, and numerous soft tissue injuries. He sought $42,466.41, future medical expenses totaling $57,533.59 and $200,000 in non-economic damages.


Nelson admitted liability but argued that the crash did not cause any injury and disputed the extent of any damages.


Plaintiff’s Counsel – Cassie Barnette
Defense Counsel – Kirsten Curtis
Verdict – $29,000.00
Date – November 5, 2019

November 10, 2019

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