Defense Verdict – Combined Injury, PIP and UIM Trial

Haas and Haas v. Carter and State Farm, Multnomah County Case No. 16CV24579

Defendant Carter rear-ended Plaintiffs Mr. and Mrs. Haas.  Defendant Carter died before this case could come to trial, and therefore this case was brought against his estate.

Mrs. Haas alleged that the crash caused injury to her neck and back including the need to have lumbar fusion surgery. She sought $268,222.62 for past and future medical expenses, $459,778.63 for lost wages and impaired earning capacity, and $365,927.00 for non-economic damages.

Mr. Haas claimed injuries to his neck and back including a C6-7 annular tear and disc injury that required disc replacement surgery.  He requested $328,879.80 for past and future medical care and $327,489.50 for non-economic damages.  He also claimed $250,000 in damages for loss of consortium.

Also, Mr. and Mrs. Haas brought claims against their insurance company, State Farm, for denied medical bills under their personal injury protection (PIP) policy and for underinsured motorist benefits.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Paul Krueger

Defense Counsel – Edward Sears and Ralph Spooner

Verdict – Defense verdicts on all counts

Date – October 3, 2018

October 25, 2018

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