Three Car MVA – Defense Verdict

Reed v. Blackmar, Multnomah County Case No. 16CV42875

Plaintiff Reed was stopped for a red light with another vehicle stopped behind him. Defendant Blackmar failed to stop for the light and hit the car behind Reed, propelling it forward and into Reed.  Reed alleged that the crash caused him injuries including a torn hip labrum, torn shoulder labrum, concussion, neck and back strains, and sprains as well as PTSD.  He sought $75,000 for past medical expenses, $50,000 for future medical expenses, $11,000 for the diminished value of his vehicle, $1,186.56 for rental vehicle bills and $450,000 for non-economic damages.

Blackmar admitted liability for the crash but contested the cause, nature, and extent of Reed’s injuries.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Jeffrey Paul Thayer

Defense Counsel – J. Brad Lewis

Verdict – Defense Verdict

Date – March 1, 2018


March 16, 2018

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