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, 2015September 3, 2015