Car Accident Verdict $13,346.69

Turanov v. Thompson, Multnomah county Case No. 1401-00045

In this car accident case Plaintiff claims that he turned left on a green arrow from Division onto 122nd.  Defendant was going the opposite direction and made a right turn from Division onto 122d striking Plaintiff.  Plaintiff claims Defendant attempted to leave the scene and appeared intoxicated. Plaintiff alleged injury to his hand, neck, and back and sought damages including $8,940.69 for medical expenses, $45,000 for non-economic damages and $10,000 in punitive damages.

Defendant denied being intoxicated or attempting to leave the scene.  She argued that Plaintiff was comparatively negligent for speeding, failing to obey lane lines and not exercising proper control of his vehicle.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – David S. Foster

Defense Counsel – J. Brad Lewis

Verdict – $13,346.69 (The jury awarded $5,000 in non-economic damages and zero in punitive.  Fault was 100% to Defendant)

Date – January 7, 2015

January 13, 2015
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