$49,963 Door Opening Verdict
Ludeman v. Ferguson, Multnomah County Case No. 17CV06123
Plaintiff Ludeman was riding a bicycle on 7thStreet near Hawthorne. Defendant Ferguson was parked along the side of the street and opened his car door, striking Ludeman and causing a crash. Ludeman alleged that Ferguson was negligent in opening his door into traffic in violation of ORS 811.490. She alleged that the crash caused her a right shoulder strain, permanent right shoulder instability, bruising and abrasions. She sought $9,963.06 for past medical expenses, $10,000 for future medical expenses and $250,000 for non-economic damages.
Defendant Ferguson admitted liability and that he caused some injury but contested the extent of Ludeman’s injury.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Ralph Rayburn
Defense Counsel – Timothy Heinson
Verdict – $49,963.06
Date – March 6, 2018April 2, 2018