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, 2019

January 26, 2019

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