Crosswalk Injury Verdict

Fortuna v. Piazzese, Multnomah County Case No. 1311-16344

Plaintiff alleged that he was crossing Naito Parkway in a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a car driven by defendant. He alleged injuries including a tibia fracture, scalp laceration and traumatic brain injury. He sought $90,000 for medical expenses and $500,000 in non-economic damages.

Defendant denied liability and claimed that plaintiff was wearing dark clothing when he suddenly left a place of safety and entered into the crosswalk directly in front of defendant.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – John Devlin

Defense Counsel – Timothy Heinson

Verdict – $39,898.76  (Jury found plaintiff 50% at fault)

Date – December 4, 2014

December 31, 2014

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