Pedestrian Injury Verdict

Chin v. Lin, Multnomah County Case No. 1401-00275

Plaintiff (personal representative of the estate) was the widow of a pedestrian that was struck while trying to cross Division Street at or near 84th Avenue.  The pedestrian later died from an unrelated heart attack.  Defendant was the motorist who hit the pedestrian.

Plaintiff claims that the deceased was in an unmarked crosswalk at the intersection.  Deceased suffered multiple fractures and a rotator cuff tear. Plaintiff sought $69,262.83 in damages for medical care and $210,000 in non-economic damages.

Defendant alleged that the crash happened mid-block outside of any marked or unmarked crosswalk.  He further claimed that the deceased stepped directly into his lane causing the collision.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Karen Nashiwa

Defense Counsel – Gretchen Mandekor

Verdict – Defense Verdict

Date – February 2, 2015

February 12, 2015

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