Defense Verdict in Roadway Construction Case

Farah v. Dirt and Aggregate Interchange, Multnomah County Case No. 1109-12050

In this road construction case, Plaintiff was injured after hitting a concrete barrier on Stark Street in Gresham.  The area where the crash took place was under construction.  Plaintiff claims that the City and it’s contractor were negligent for the manner in which traffic was diverted, in failing to adequately mark the concrete barrier,  light the area, or otherwise barricade the area to prevent a crash.  Plaintiff alleged multiple wrist and ankle fractures, a nose fracture, fractured ribs and sternum, and soft tissue injuries.  Plaintiff sought $2,344, 955.00 in damages.   Both defendants were found at fault.  But Plaintiff was found more than 50% at fault for the crash and therefore barred from recovery per Oregon law.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – James Tait.

Defense Counsel – Charles Smith and Edward McGlone.  

Verdict – Defense Verdict.

January 31, 2014

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