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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.
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