Defense Verdict Traffic Crash Case
Davenport v. Hester, Multnomah County Case No. 17CV13478
Plaintiff Davenport was a passenger in her husband’s car when it was hit from behind by Defendant Hester. Davenport claimed that the crash caused a lower back disc injury, a concussion, strains, and sprains, as well as a herniated disc in her cervical spine which will require future surgical fusion. She sought $73,000 for past medical expenses, $600,000 for future medical expenses and $500,000 for non-economic damages.
Defendant Hester admitted she was the cause of the accident. She claims the cars were in stop-and-go traffic and that she took her foot off the brake and rolled into Davenport’s car causing minor damage. She denied that the crash caused any injury to Davenport.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Shelley Fuller
Defense Counsel – Gretchen Mandekor
Verdict – Defense Verdict
Date – June 8, 2018