Copyright 2005 Jury Verdicts Northwest Inc.
Oregon Litigation and Arbitration Reports
MICHELLE HARDY V. ED ARINIELLO
Case No. 0407-06816
Jury Trial Date: September 29, 2005
Date of Publication: December, 2005
TOPIC: REAR END COLLISION — ADMITTED LIABILITY; NECK & BACK INJURIES.
RESULT: PLAINTIFF VERDICT for $ 103,777. (The verdict included $ 75,000 in non-economic damages, $ 7,877 in past medicals, and $ 20,900 in future medicals. No new trial presently pending.).
INJURY: Neck, upper-back and lower-back soft tissue injuries. Plff treated primarily with chiropractor.
SPECIALS: Med. $ 7,877; Lost Wages – none; Prop. Damage $ 1,500.
TRIAL JUDGE: Hon. Richard Baldwin
PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY(S): Michael H. Bloom (Lake Oswego).
DEFENDANT ATTORNEY(S): Joyce Hyne of Zipse, Elkins & Mitchell (Portland).
SUMMARY: 8/15/02 – Plff, female age 26, marble/natural stone salesperson. Plff contended her vehicle was struck from the rear by the Def.’s vehicle in a low-impact collision.
PLAINTIFF EXPERT(S): Ann Wilson DC (Chiropractor) Portland.
DEFENDANT EXPERT(S): William Duff MD (Orthopedist) Portland.
OFFER: $ 7,500 plus $ 5,906 PIP lien. Settlement Judge Hon. Kristena Lamar recommended $ 13,000.
DEMAND: $ 21,000.
TRIAL-TIME: 1 1/2-day trial