Motorcycle Verdict – $234,649.89
Reusser v. Rushing and Multnomah County, Multnomah County Case No. 1305-06328
Plaintiff was on a motorcycle traveling 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 bruises all over his body. The car’s driver was a Multnomah County employee and was operating the vehicle 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 control his motorcycle properly.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Matthew Andersen
Defense Counsel – B. Andrew Jones
Verdict – Plaintiff – $234,649.89
Date – June 25, 2014June 25, 2014