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Oregon Litigation and Arbitration Reports

PATRICIA HOVEY v. RHONDA SUE DAVIS

Case No. A9102-00720

Jury Trial Date: June 15, 1992

Date of Publication: August, 1992

TOPIC: REAR END COLLISION. NECK & BACK INJURIES.

RESULT: PLAINTIFF VERDICT for $ 11,617. (Jury first awarded economic damages of $ 2,817 and no noneconomic damages. The judge would not accept the verdict, and the jury subsequently returned an additional $ 8,800 in noneconomic damages. The case is being appealed.)

INJURY: Soft tissue neck and back injuries. Plff first sought chiropractic treatment 2 months after accident; treated 4 months. Def. contended treatment not related to accident.

SPECIALS: Med. $ 2,713-$ 2,768; Prop. Damage $ 104; Lost Wages – None.

STATE: Oregon

COUNTY: Multnomah

TRIAL JUDGE: Hon. Phillip J. Roth.

PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY(S): Michael H. Bloom (Portland).

DEFENDANT ATTORNEY(S): Timothy D. Norwood of Underwood, Norwood & Hiefield (Portland).

SUMMARY: 6/6/90 – Plff, female age 27, homemaker. Plff contended her vehicle was rear-ended at approximately 5 m.p.h. by Def. while at a stop light. Def. contended Plff rolled back into Def. and bumped vehicle.

PLAINTIFF MEDICAL EXPERT(S): Billy Flowers DC (Chiropractor) Portland.

DEFENDANT MEDICAL EXPERT(S): Charles A. Simpson DC (Chiropractor) Cornelius.

OFFER: None. Def. asked jury for defense verdict. Hon. Kristena A. La Mar: No range for settlement.

DEMAND: $ 2,890 plus noneconomic damages-$ 10,000. Plff asked jury for $ 22,500 generals and specials.

TRIAL-TIME: 2-day trial