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ARTICLE ID 48763

$________ - MOTOR VEHICLE NEGLIGENCE - AUTO REPAIR NEGLIGENCE - REPAIRED VEHICLE STALLED AND WAS STRUCK IN THE REAR BY THE VEHICLE AT 65 MILES PER HOUR - BRAIN INJURY

Moltnomah County, Oregon

In this motor vehicle and auto repair negligence matter, the plaintiff contended that the defendant auto repair facility negligently repaired her vehicle causing it to stall on the highway, where she was rear-ended by the second defendant at 65 miles per hour. The force of the impact caused the plaintiff to sustain severe brain injury. The defendant auto repair facility denied negligence for the incident.

The 21-year-old female plaintiff’s vehicle was taken to the defendant auto repair shop’s facility two times for repairs due to the vehicle stalling. After the second repair, the plaintiff traveled ________ miles over four and 1/2 months before her vehicle stalled on the freeway. When the vehicle stalled in freeway traffic, the vehicle was struck in the rear by the defendant driver’s vehicle which was traveling 65 miles per hour. The force of the impact caused the plaintiff to sustain severe and permanent brain injury. She is no longer able to work or go to school.

The plaintiff brought suit against the auto repair facility alleging negligence in its repair of her vehicle. The plaintiff brought suit against the driver who struck her vehicle for negligence in the operation of his vehicle.

The defendant auto repair facility denied negligence and claimed that the vehicle stalled due to a broken timing belt and not as a result of faulty repairs. The defendants disputed the nature and extent of the plaintiff’s injuries and blamed each other for liability.

At the conclusion of the eight day trial, the jury deliberated for one day before finding in favor of the plaintiff and against the defendants. The jury awarded the total sum of $________ consisting of $________ in economic damages and $________ in non-economic damages.

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