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Miller v. Meredith, Multnomah County Case No. 14CV12677
Plaintiff Miller was riding his bicycle westbound on SW Multnomah Boulevard. He was in the bicycle lane. Defendant Meredith was driving the opposite direction in her car when she took a left turn across the oncoming lanes and struck Miller. The impact ejected Miller from his bicycle causing him to hit the hood and crater the windshield of Meredith’s car before being thrown to the pavement. Miller was taken by ambulance to OHSU. He was diagnosed with injuries including a concussion, mild traumatic brain injury, nasal fracture requiring surgery, significant blunt force torso trauma, pulmonary contusion, back hematoma and soft tissue abrasions.
He sought $50,960.00 for past medical care, $15,000.00 for future medical care, $3,290.00 for lost wages (he is a computer programmer), $10,250.00 for loss of future earning capacity, $500.00 for property damage and $170,000.00 in non-economic damages.
Defendant Meredith admitted liability. She acknowledged that her negligence caused injury to Miller, “the extent to be determined by a jury.”
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Pro Se (represented himself)
Defense Counsel – Eric Meyer
Verdict – $18,540.00
Date – September 30, 2015
October 5, 2015