Bus Crash Verdict – $170,000.00
Brannon v. Clark County Public Transit, Multnomah County Case No. 1307-09359
Plaintiff was a passenger on a C-Tran bus when it crashed into another vehicle. Plaintiff alleged aggravation to a lower back disc injury that required surgery, aggravation to a knee injury which required surgery and soft tissue injury to her neck, back, shoulder, hip and ankle. Plaintiff sought $250,000 for medical expenses, $50,000 for past and future wage losses and $1,000,000 in non-economic damages. Defendant admitted liability but disputed causation and damages.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Michael Gutzler
Defense Counsel – Elizabeth McIntyre
Verdict – $170,000.00 ($150,000 in economic damages and $20,000 in non-economic damages)
Date – July 11, 2014July 11, 2014