Driveway Collision – Defense Verdict

Haynes v. Connelly, Multnomah County Case No. 16CV08042

Plaintiff Haynes was pulling out of a driveway in Gresham when Defendant Connelly struck her. Haynes alleged Connelly was driving too fast and not keeping a lookout. She claimed accident-related soft-tissue injuries to her hip, shoulder neck and back. She sought $5,627.48 for property losses and $4,398.02 for non-economic damages. She also requested attorney fees according to ORS 20.080.

Connelly denied liability.  She alleged that the crash was Haynes’ fault for driving too fast and failing to yield the right of way.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Thomas Melville

Defense Counsel – Stacy Tela-Kerber

Verdict – Defense Verdict

Date – June 14, 2017

June 20, 2017

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