Marquam Bridge Crash- Defense Verdict
Lawton v. Bartholomew, Multnomah County Case No. 15CV28481
Plaintiff Lawton was driving across the Marquam Bridge when she stopped for traffic and was hit from behind by Defendant Bartholomew. Lawton claimed Bartholomew was negligent for speeding, following too closely and failing to keep a proper lookout. She claimed accident-related injuries including sprains to the soft tissue surrounding her spine, rib subluxations and headaches. She sought $18,371.00 for past medical expenses and $250,000.00 in non-economic damages.
Defendant Bartholomew claimed that he was traveling behind Lawton but in the adjacent lane. She contended that Lawton suddenly pulled directly in front of her and slammed on the brakes. She also contested the nature and extent of Lawton’s damages.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – James Breathouwer
Defense Counsel – Scott Grigsby
Verdict – Defense Verdict (No Causation)
Date – January 13, 2017January 21, 2017