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Personal Injury - Verdict in favor of Plaintiff in the amount of US$404,045

Case Name:Travers v. Scheffer
Case Number:1401-00913
Verdict Date:2015-03-10
Outcome TypeJury Verdict
Court:Multnomah County Circuit Court
Incident Date:2012-11-08

Plaintiff's Complaint:
Plaintiff was walking down a public road when Defendant's pit-bull charged towards her. She backed away from the dog and fell off a small retaining wall in a neighbors yard.

Injury, Damage, or Loss:
The fall tore her ACl and meniscus and caused a hairline fracture to her femoral condyle. She had $18,828.57 in past medical expenses and sought $63,817.00 for future knee surgery. She was not working at the time of the fall but sought $102,253.00 for lost earning capacity.

Defendant's Wrongdoing:
Defendant's dog was either on public property off leash (Plaintiff's position) or on Defendant's property but not restrained in a manner that would prevent it from reaching public property. Defendant claimed the dog never left her property.

Plaintiff's Attorneys:
Chad Stavley, Law Office of Chad Stavley, P.C., 434 NW 19th Avenue, Portland Oregon, 97209, PH: 503-546-8812, Fax: 503-243-1944,, representing Plaintiff Travers.

Defendant's Attorneys:
Mai-Ahn Nako, Allstate Ins Staff Counsel's Office, 1000 SW Broadway Ste 1080, Portland Oregon 97205, Ph: 503 553-0363,, representing Defendant Scheffer.

Hon. Cheryl Albrecht - Trial Judge. There was no mediation or arbitration.

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Published on Apr-29-16


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