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Oregon Litigation and Arbitration Reports

TIMOTHY HEUKER v. RODNEY KNIGHT

Case No. A8911-06799

Jury Trial Date: January 24, 1992

Date of Publication: June, 1992

TOPIC: SINGLE-CAR ACCIDENT – ADMITTED LIABILITY. SHOULDER INJURY.

RESULT: PLAINTIFF VERDICT for $ 50,000.

INJURY: Soft tissue shoulder injury.

SPECIALS: Med. $ 3,000 (PIP paid); Lost Wages $ 7,500; Days Work Lost – 6 months approximate; Days in Hosp. – 2 days.

STATE: Oregon

COUNTY: Multnomah

TRIAL JUDGE: Hon. Theodore H. Heap.

PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY(S): Michael H. Bloom (Lake Oswego).

DEFENDANT ATTORNEY(S): Philip R. Bennett of Hallock & Bennett (Portland).

SUMMARY: 11/17/87 – Plff, male age 24, commercial fisherman. Plff contended he was a passenger in Def.’s vehicle which was involved in a single-car accident.

PLAINTIFF MEDICAL EXPERT(S): Robin L. Richardson DO (Family Practice) Portland.

DEFENDANT MEDICAL EXPERT(S): Paul Puziss MD (Orthopedist) Portland.

OFFER: $ 19,000. Hon. Kristena A. LaMar: No range for settlement.

DEMAND: $ 50,000. Plff asked jury for $ 100,000.

TRIAL-TIME: 2-day trial