Jury Awards Paulson Coletti Clients $13.9 Million After Garbage Truck Severed Leg

A Multnomah County jury awarded $13.5 million to a man who lost his leg after being struck by a garbage truck and $400,000 to the man’s wife for loss of consortium. 57-year-old Scott Busch was crossing the street when a garbage truck making an illegal right turn struck him. Busch was crossing in the crosswalk… read more

Damage Caps in Oregon Tort Claims Act Ruled Constitutional

The Oregon Supreme Court recently ruled in a split decision that limits on damages to plaintiffs set by the Oregon Tort Claims Act are constitutional. Oregon state law caps damages owed by public bodies at $3 million. That means that even if a medical mistake results in $5 million in medical bills and future medical… read more

Portland Construction Worker Killed in Trench Collapse

A trench collapsed and killed a 27-year-old worker in Portland yesterday. The construction worker was at the bottom of a trench working on a sewer line when the walls on both sides of the trench collapsed. According to Portland Fire & Rescue, the crew was using temporary bracing walls to prevent the collapse of the… read more