$776,000 MVA Verdict

Murray v. Broaddus and City of Salem, Multnomah County Case No. 15CV09100

Defendant Broaddus was driving a utility truck for the City of Salem when he struck a car driven by Plaintiff Murray. Murray alleged that Broaddus began to make an illegal U-turn from the right lane of a four-lane road when he struck her as she was passing by him in the adjacent lane.  She claimed injuries including disc and nerve injuries to her lower back that required a fusion surgery. She claimed that the surgical site became infected causing additional disability and significant medical expenses.  She sought past and future medical costs totaling $424,347.45 and non-economic damages totaling $875,450.00.

Broaddus claimed that he had already almost completed his U-turn to work on a malfunctioning traffic light when Murray tried unsuccessfully to pass him and caused the crash.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Paul Krueger

Defense Counsel – Michael Lehner

Verdict – $776,045.20 (After jury 10% comparative negligence reduction)

Date – June 10, 2016

July 1, 2016

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