Pedestrian Injury -Defense Verdict

Thornton-Kreutz v. Gilbert, Multnomah County Case No. 15CV28826

Plaintiff Thornton-Kreutz was crossing SE Holgate from her bus stop to her school. Defendant Gilbert was driving on SE Holgate and struck Thornton-Kreutz. Thornton-Kreutz alleged that Gilbert was negligent for speeding and failing to keep a proper lookout. She sought $3,761.03 for past medical expenses and $6,238.97 in non-economic damages as well as attorney’s fees pursuant to ORS 20.080.

Gilbert denied liability and alleged that Thornton-Kreutz was not in a crosswalk when she suddenly stepped out directly in front of his car.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – William E. Smith

Defense Counsel – Eric Waxler

Verdict – Defense Verdict (51% fault attributed to Plaintiff)

Date – October 25, 2016

November 14, 2016

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