High Speed Crash – Defense Verdict

Galloway v. Dishman, Multnomah County Case No. 17CV36999

Plaintiff Galloway was driving eastbound on Highway 26 with the intention of taking a left turn on Haley Road. He claimed that as he took his turn, he was hit by Defendant Dishman who was heading westbound on the highway. He claims that Dishman was speeding at 73 miles per hour and that the crash would not have happened if Dishman had been going the 55mph speed limit. Galloway claimed accident-related injuries including a skull fracture, facial fractures, and a traumatic brain injury. He was comatose for several weeks. He sought $748,292.15 in economic damages for past and future medical bills, wage losses and impaired earning capacity. He sought $1,000,000 for non-economic damages.

Defendant Dishman claimed that the crash was Galloway’s fault for making a left turn directly in front of an oncoming car without yielding the right of way.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Jeffrey Mutnick

Defense Counsel – Jennifer Street

Verdict – Defense Verdict

Date – October 18, 2018

November 6, 2018

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