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 $206,250.83 in non-economic damages).
Date – May 30, 2014May 31, 2014