Soft Tissue Verdict – $16,250.00

Leistiko  v. Watkinson, Multnomah County Case No. 1306-09082

Defendant rear-ended a car that was then thrust into the back of plaintiff’s car.  Plaintiff alleged soft tissue injury to his neck, back and shoulder with past medical expenses of $13,542.00.  He also alleged wage losses of $11,216.08.  The case was filed for $49,999.00 and arbitrated.  Defendant appealed the arbitration award.  Defendant admitted liability and causation but contested damages.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – William Berkshire

Defense Counsel – Lawrence Schuckman 

Verdict – $16,250.00  ($11,950 in economic damages and $4,300 in non-economic damages)

Date – July 8, 2014

July 3, 2014

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