Parking Lot Crash Verdict
Schroder v. Ortega, Multnomah County Case No. 17CV39208
Plaintiff Schroeder was a pedestrian in a parking lot when he was hit by Defendant Ortega who was backing her car out of a parking stall. Schroeder alleged that Ortega was negligent for failing to keep a lookout, driving too fast, and failing to yield the right-of-way. He alleged the impact caused permanent injury to his leg and ankle. He sought $100,000 in non-economic damages.
Defendant Ortega argued that Schroder was standing in the open door of his car when Ortega backed into the door at a very low speed. Defendant alleged Schroeder himself was not hit, and further alleged that he was responsible for not keeping a proper lookout. Ortega also contested causation and damages.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Adam Kiel
Defense Counsel – Eric Meyer
Verdict – $3,900
Date – January 15, 2019January 26, 2019