Car Crash With Knee & Shoulder Injuries

Cooksley v. Lofland, Multnomah County Case No. 14CV06526

Plaintiff Cooksley was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for pedestrian traffic when it was struck from behind by Defendant Lofland. Cooksley claimed that the crash caused injuries including:

  • Torn rotator cuff requiring surgery;
  • Damage to the right knee including a torn meniscus which will require future surgery;
  • Neck/Back strains and sprains;
  • Post-traumatic headaches.

Cooksley sought $66,863.48 in accident related medical expenses, $500 for lost vehicle use and $500,000.00 in non-economic damages.

Lofland admitted liability and that the crash caused injuries to Cooksley but disputed the damages.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Willard Merkel

Defense Counsel – William Martin

Verdict – $100,000.00

Date – August 6, 2015

September 3, 2015

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