Dangerous Walkway Verdict
Stein v. Capri, Multnomah County Case No. 1402-01341
Plaintiff was invited by Defendants to come to a home they possessed. When she arrived there was no answer at the door so she attempted to walk down a walkway to another door. The walkway was built along a retaining wall with a four foot drop onto a concrete surface. There was no railing or warning of the drop. Plaintiff fell off the retaining wall and suffered injuries including a broken pelvis, broken sacrum and broken arm. Plaintiff sought $110,000 in past and future medical expenses, $40,000 for lost wages and earning capacity, and $650,000 in non-economic damages.
Defendants denied liability. They asserted that there was no hidden dangerous condition that they should have warned Plaintiff about and further that Plaintiff had been in the area of the pathway on at least one prior occasion.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – James Shadduck
Defense Counsel – Timothy Heinson
Verdict – $33,350 after 50% reduction for comparative negligence.
Date – March 4, 2015March 20, 2015