Car v. Bike Liability Dispute Case

Brant v. Reveneau, Multnomah County Case No. 18CV00963

Plaintiff Brant was riding his bike westbound on East Burnside. Defendant Reveneau was at the light facing east in a car.  Brant claimed that the light turned yellow as he was already into the intersection and had cars behind him.  He claimed that Reveneau ran his own yellow light and caused a collision.  Brant alleged that Reveneau was negligent for not keeping a lookout, failing to yield the right of way and running the yellow light.  He claimed crash-related injuries including a fractured thumb with early onset of osteoarthritis, knee lacerations and contusions and neck and back pain.  He sought $15,550.88 for past medical expenses, $15,420.60 for future medical care and $150,000 for non-economic damages.

Defendant Reveneau argued that the crash was Brant’s fault for running the yellow or red light, not keeping a proper lookout, operating at a speed too fast for the circumstances, not staying in his lane and passing another vehicle on the right.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Christopher Larsen          

Defense Counsel – Timothy Heinson

Verdict – Defense Verdict

Date – March 20, 2019

March 27, 2019

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