Defense Verdict in Rear-End MVA Case
Van Baalen v. Melthratter, Multnomah County Case No. 1311-15419
Defendant Melthratter hit Plaintiff Van Balen in a rear-end car crash. Defendant admitted he was talking on his cell phone. Plaintiff alleges injuries including soft tissue strains/sprains to his neck, back, shoulder and knee. Plaintiff sought $21,905 in unreimbursed medical expenses and $28,000 in non-economic damages.
Defendant admitted liability but disputed causation and damages.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Jason Steen
Defense Counsel – Elizabeth Puskar
Verdict – Defense Verdict
Date – November 17, 2014November 21, 2014