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 an 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, 2017April 27, 2017