Defense Verdicts in Consolidated MVA Cases

Turner v. Harris and Louie, Multnomah County Case Nos. 15CV29317 and 16CV09536

This was a consolidation of two cases for trial.

In the first case, Plaintiff Turner was driving down the aisle of a parking lot when Defendant Harris backed his car out of a parking spot and the cars collided. Turner claimed Harris was negligent for failing to keep a proper lookout.  She claimed accident-related soft-tissue injuries to her shoulder, neck, and back.  She sought $85,000 for past medical expenses, $25,000 for future medical expenses, $120,000 for past wage losses, $100,000 for impaired earning capacity and $125,000 for non-economic damages.

Harris denied he was responsible for the crash and contested causation and the extent of Turner’s damages.

In the second case, Turner was again in a parking lot.  She alleged that she had completely backed out of her spot when Defendant Louie backed out of a space behind her and caused a collision.  Harris claimed that Louie failed to keep a proper lookout.  She alleged aggravation of pre-existing neck, back, and shoulder soft-tissue injuries.   She sought $85,000 for past medical expenses, $25,000 for future medical expenses and $100,000 for non-economic damages.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Lyle Bosket

Defense Counsel – Eric Waxler and Caroline Turco

Verdict – Defense Verdict (Both)

Date – April 12, 2017

April 27, 2017

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