Blinker Dispute Defense Verdict
Redwine v. Brooking, Multnomah County Case No. 18CV38382
Plaintiff Redwine was driving westbound on NE Clackamas when she came to a T intersection at NE 60th Avenue. She alleged that she came to a stop, and Defendant Brooking was approaching from her left on NE 60th Avenue with a blinking right turn signal. Brooking did not have a stop sign. Redwine alleged that she felt the way was clear because Brooking indicated she was turning rather than proceeding straight. Redwine then entered the intersection, and Brookings continued straight, and an impact occurred. Redwine claimed that Brooking was negligent for continuing straight when her signal was to take a right turn. She claimed crash-related soft-tissue injuries to her neck, back, shoulders, and chest. She sought $4,891.25 for past medical expenses, $860.64 for lost wages, and $4,248.11 for non-economic damages.
Defendant Brooking denied ever having her right turn signal on. She claimed that she was driving straight with no traffic control device when Redwine pulled out in front of her causing the crash.
Plaintiff’s Counsel: Willard Merkel
Defense Counsel: Eric Meyer
Verdict: Defense Verdict (Jury assessed 51% negligence to Plaintiff)
Date: September 19, 2019