Motorcycle Verdict – $234,649.89

Reusser v. Rushing and Multnomah County, Multnomah County Case No. 1305-06328

Plaintiff was on a motorcycle travelling on SE 39th when defendant turned left across his lane of travel causing a crash. Plaintiff flew off the motorcycle, over the hood of the car and landed on the street. He broke ribs, dislocated his shoulder, strained his back and wrist, worsened pre-existing hip arthritis and suffered road rash and contusions all over his body. The car’s driver was a Multnomah County employee and was operating the car on the job. Plaintiff claimed damages including: medical bills of $28,233.09,  wage losses of $7,239.96, pension losses due to being out of work of $11, 856.00 and non-economic damages of $500,000.

Defendant’s answer asserted comparative fault for plaintiff driving too fast, not keeping a proper lookout and failing to properly control his motorcycle.

Plaintiff’s Counsel –  Matthew Andersen 

Defense Counsel –   B. Andrew Jones

Verdict – Plaintiff  – $234,649.89 

Date – June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

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