Car Crash Verdict – $628,218.22

Rife v. McAfee, Multnomah County Case No. 1304-05481

Plaintiff was hit in a rear-end style car crash.  Defendant admitted liability but disputed causation and damages.  Plaintiff claimed injuries including: L4-L5 disc protrusion requiring two surgeries; L5-S1 disc injury requiring fusion surgery and multiple epidural injections, facet injections and nerve ablations and a C5-C6 annular tear. Plaintiff sought non-economic damages of $1,300,000.00.  She claimed economic damages including: past medical expenses – $248,767.39; future medical expenses  – $100,000.00; past wage loss – $57,200.00; and future wage loss / lost earning capacity – $400,000.

Plaintiff’s Counsel –  W. Keith Dozier & Robert Perkins

Defense Counsel – Tom Spooner

Verdict – $628,218.22.   (This included $421,967.39 in economic damages and and $206,250.83 in non-economic damages).

Date – May 30, 2014

May 31, 2014

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