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, 2014December 31, 2014