Defense Verdict – Highway 212 MVA

Harris v. Spangler, Multnomah County Case No. 16CV03338

Plaintiff Harris was driving north on Bel Air Drive. Defendant Spangler was traveling east on Highway 212. Harris pulled out from a stop sign and was struck by Spangler in a T-bone style crash. Harris claimed that Spangler was driving without headlights before sunrise, speeding and failing to keep a lookout. She claimed crash-related injuries including cervical disk herniations that required multiple-level fusion surgery. She sought $243,831.26 for past and future medical expenses, $24,136.56 for past and future wage losses and impaired earning capacity and $500,000 in non-economic damages.

Defendant Spangler denied that she was negligent. She claimed that Harris was negligent for failing to yield and for pulling out directly in front of her.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Jason Jorgenson

Defense Counsel – Gretchen Mandekor

Verdict – Defense Verdict

Date – March 16, 2017

March 21, 2017

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