Sideswipe Case – Defense Verdict

Rivas v. Rose, Multnomah County Case No. 17CV19488

Plaintiff Rivas and Defendant Rose were both driving westbound on NE Broadway; Rose was in the lane to Rivas’ right. As the road curved to the right, Rose failed to stay within her lane and sideswiped Rivas. Rivas claimed that the impact caused her to suffer an annular tear at C5-6, and muscle strains and sprains. She sought $49,891.89 for past medical expenses, $9,877.78 for lost wages and $95,626.69 for non-economic damages.

Rose admitted liability but denied that the crash caused any injury to Rivas.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Nathan Mitchell

Defense Counsel – Eric Waxler

Verdict – Defense Verdict

Date – July 26, 2018

July 31, 2018

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