Defense Verdict in Letter Carrier MVA Case
Howell v. Pham, Multnomah County Case No. 1109-12747
Plaintiff was a letter carrier who was pulling away from a curb after having delivered mail to a mailbox. In front of her was a parked boat and trailer along the right curb line that obstructed her view. As she inched around the boat she was struck by defendant who was driving a vehicle in the opposite direction. Plaintiff alleged that defendant was driving on the left side of the road. Plaintiff suffered injury including foot fractures, knee injury requiring a total knee replacement and likely future knee replacement, a shoulder separation, meniscus tear and contusions. She sought 2 million dollars including economic damages of $500,000. Defendant alleged that plaintiff failed to yield the right of way and pulled out from behind the boat into the roadway causing the crash.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – J. William Savage
Defense Counsel – Sean Lanz
Verdict – Defense Verdict
Date – June 27, 2014
June 10, 2014