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$500,000 Awarded To Woman Hit By Police Car

Published October 1, 2009 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

The Oregonian reports the most expensive verdict in the history of the city of Beaverton has been awarded to a 27 year-old pedestrian hit by a police car in February, 2007. The town will pay $507,500.

The accident happened when the woman and her brother were trying to cross a highway at an unmarked crossing used by transit riders. The pair saw headlights in the distance but thought they had enough time to safely cross. The police officer told investigators all he saw was a pair of white shoes, tried to slow down then hit something.

The woman suffered injuries to her left leg, collar bone, back, hip, and ribs. She still walks with a cane and has not been able to return to work.

If you have been in an accident, it’s important to make sure you understand your legal rights. The attorneys at Scott C. Gottlieb and Associates, LLP with their years of experience, can help you navigate through your car accident claim. Contact our offices today at 1-800-825-5529 or use our online contact form.

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