Lutes v. Rotchy

Richard Henry Friedman

Case Conclusion Date:October 16, 2008

Practice Area:Brain Injury

Outcome:$700,000 jury verdict

Description:January 12, 2007, Vancouver, WA A Clark County jury returned a verdict of $700,000 against the owner of a dump truck that pulled out in front of a woman driving an automobile. While her overt physical injuries, cervical strain and contusions, largely resolved with time, she continued to experience chronic headache, post traumatic stress, depression and personality changes. It was eventually determined that she had suffered a closed-head, mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Testimony of family members and co-workers regarding changes in her personality and abilities was important in obtaining this substantial verdict.