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Oregon Litigation and Arbitration Reports

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.

STATE: Oregon

COUNTY: Multnomah

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.

INSURANCE: Allstate

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