Parking Lot Crash Verdict

Tahmassbi v. Harris, Multnomah County Case No. 1306-09143

Car accident case. Plaintiff alleged that he was parked in a parking lot and began to back out of his spot when he was struck by defendant who was travelling through the lot at an unsafe speed and not paying attention. Plaintiff alleged sprain/strain injuries to his neck and back as well as headaches and shock. He sought damages including medical bills ($7,340.65), lost wages ($2,250.00) and non-economic damages ($40,000.00).

Defendant claimed that plaintiff was negligent for backing out of the spot at an unsafe speed and not paying attention. This case came to trial on defendant’s appeal from an arbitration award for plaintiff.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Russell Hanf 

Defense Counsel – Eric Shilling

Verdict – $10,240.65 ($9,740.65 economic / $500.00 non-economic)

Date – August 1, 2014

July 31, 2014

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