Whodunit Car Crash Case

Fowler v. Cascade Products Inc. et al., Multnomah County Case No. 17CV47988

Plaintiff fowler was a passenger on a Tri-Met bus when the bus came to a sudden stop, and she was thrown to the ground.  The fall caused soft-tissue injuries to her neck, back, shoulders, and hips.  She initially brought this action against Tr-Met who then brought a third-party complaint against Cascade Products, Inc. claiming that their driver took a left turn in to the wrong lane- the lane of the oncoming Tri-Met bus.  Cascade Products then filed a fourth-party complaint against Pacific Coast Fruit Company alleging that their driver took an illegal turn that forced the Cascade Products driver into the oncoming lane.

Before trial, the parties agreed to damages of $18,875.33. The only issue for the jury to decide was who was at fault.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – James Healy          

Defense Counsel – Shayna Eagle (Pacific Fruit) and Bradley Hill (Cascade Products)

Verdict – 80% liability to Pacific Fruit and 20% to Cascade Products

Date – June 10, 2019

July 7, 2019

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