Traffic Light Dispute – Defense Verdict

Russell-Pinkham v. Ward, Multnomah County Case No. 18CV05637

Plaintiff Russell-Pinkham was driving southbound on NE MLK. Defendant Ward was driving northbound on NE MLK and attempted to make a left turn across Russell-Pinkham’s lane of traffic.  The two cars collided. Russell-Pinkham alleged that she suffered soft-tissue injuries to her neck, back, hip and thumb.  She sought $7,417.00 for past medical expenses, $145.60 for wage losses and $9,000.00 for non-economic damages.  She also sought reasonable attorney fees per ORS 20.080.

Defendant Ward denied liability and claimed to have had a green arrow signal.  He alleged that the crash was Russell-Pinkham’s fault.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Dylan Hydes

Defense Counsel – Kirsten Curtis

Verdict – Defense Verdict

Date – November 7, 2018.

November 26, 2018

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