Defense Verdict – Pedestrian Case

Collins v. Tester, Multnomah County Case No. 14CV06919

Plaintiff Collins was a pedestrian crossing S.W. 17th Avenue where it intersects with W. Burnside Street.  She alleged that Defendant Tester took a left turn from Burnside and struck her.  She claimed Tester was negligent for driving too fast, failing to keep a lookout and failing to yield.  Collins claimed injuries including a labrum tear and soft tissue injuries. She sought $40,000 for past medical expenses, $43,000 for lost wages and $150,000 for non-economic damages.

Defendant Tester claimed that Collins moved off the curb into her vehicle and was responsible for her own injuries by failing to yield, failing to keep a lookout and for failing to exercise due care as she was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Craig T. Johnson

Defense Counsel – Denell Solberg

Verdict – Defense Verdict

Date – September 14, 2016

October 3, 2016

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