Test Drive Crash Verdict

Andrews v. Burke, Multnomah County Case No. 1310-14946

Plaintiff listed his car for sale on Craig’s List.  Defendant was test driving the vehicle with Plaintiff in the passenger seat. A vehicle was approaching in the oncoming lane.  A crash occurred when one of the drivers crossed the center line.  Plaintiff claims he does not know which driver crossed the center line. Plaintiff settled with the driver in the oncoming car before trial. Before trial Plaintiff and Defendant stipulated to a damages amount and this trial was solely to compare negligence between Defendant and the oncoming vehicle.

Plaintiff’s Counsel  –  Thomas R. Rask III

Defense Counsel –  Ronald Webster

Verdict – Defense Verdict (Jury allocated 100% of the fault to the driver of the oncoming vehicle). 

Date – December 4, 2014

December 10, 2014

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