Meniscus Tear Verdict
Gonzalez and Fellove v. Cruz and Hunter, Multnomah County Case No. 16CV22277 and 16CV22279
Plaintiffs Gonzalez and Fellove were passengers in a vehicle driven by Defendant Cruz when they collided with a car driven by Defendant Hunter. Plaintiffs allege that both defendants were negligent for failing to keep a proper lookout and failing to maintain control of their vehicles. Gonzales claimed soft-tissue shoulder, neck and back injuries related to the crash. Fellove claimed that the crash caused her to tear her meniscus which required surgical repair. Gonzales sought $10,000 in non-economic damages and attorney’s fees under ORS 20.080. Fellove sought $26,829.30 for past medical expenses and $100,000 for non-economic damages.
Defendants both denied any negligence and claimed the other was at fault.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Melissa Bobadilla
Defense Counsel – Edward Sears and Brandon Thompson
Verdict – $64,329.30 (Fellove) and $4,000.00 (Gonzalez). The jury apportioned fault 100% to Cruz.
Attorney Fees – $150,631.65
Date –August 25, 2017September 5, 2017