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