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JENEA DENNIS BY GAL PAULA DENNIS v. FEDOR K. SNEGIREV d/b/a METROPOLITAN DRYWALL & DAVID SNEGIREV, IND.
Case No. 9607-05194
Jury Trial Date: June 18, 1997
Date of Publication: August, 1997
TOPIC: FAILURE TO YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY – ADMITTED LIABILITY. ANKLE INJURY; SCAR (FACIAL).
RESULT: PLAINTIFF VERDICT for $ 37,500. (General damages only awarded.)
INJURY: Sprained ankle initially thought to be broken. As a precaution, treated as fractured and casted for 4 weeks. Plff testified that she had occasional swelling with running and other athletic activities 2 years post-accident. Treating physician testified that if swelling occurred 2 years post-accident, most probably permanent. Laceration and scar to forehead; back pain.
SPECIALS: Med. $ 1,570.24; Days in Hosp. – none.
TRIAL JUDGE: Hon. Robert P. Jones.
PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY(S): Michael H. Bloom (Portland).
DEFENDANT ATTORNEY(S): Brian L. Hunt (Portland).
SUMMARY: 4/2/95 – Plff, female age 11, student. Plff was a belted passenger in the front seat of vehicle when Def. failed to yield the right-of-way cutting in front of her vehicle causing a collision.
PLAINTIFF MEDICAL EXPERT(S): Robert Wilson MD (Orthopedist) Portland.
OFFER: $ 15,000 plus medicals. Def. asked jury for $ 5,000-$ 10,000.
DEMAND: $ 20,000-$ 25,000 plus medicals. Plff asked jury for a significant amount.
TRIAL-TIME: 1-day trial