Oregon Personal Injury Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Oregon or Court of Appeals of Oregon where the terms personal injury or related terms have been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily personal injury and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions personal injury related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Freeman v. Stuart - 12/14/2005
Argued and submitted October 26, 2005, Hood River Valley High School, Hood River. Before Landau, Presiding Judge, and Ortega, Judge, and Hull, Judge pro tempore. Affirmed. This is a personal injury case arising out of...

Marineau v. A. P. Green Refractories Co. - 9/28/2005
Argued and submitted January 14, 2005. Before Edmonds, Presiding Judge, and Wollheim and Schuman, Judges. Affirmed. Plaintiff, the personal representative of the estate of Nicklaus Marineau, appeals after the trial...

State v. Schneider - 9/21/2005
En Banc Argued and submitted October 5, 2004; resubmitted en banc May 16, 2005. Before Brewer, Chief Judge, and Edmonds, Landau, Haselton, Armstrong, Linder, Wollheim, Schuman, Ortega, and Rosenblum, Judges. Affirmed....

Lawson v. Hoke - 9/9/2005
En Banc Argued and submitted September 10, 2004. The decision of the Court of Appeals is affirmed. The judgment of the circuit court is affirmed in part and reversed in part, and the case is remanded to the circuit court...

Progressive Insurance v. National American Insurance Co. of California - 8/31/2005
Argued and submitted February 14, 2005. Before Landau, Presiding Judge, and Brewer, Chief Judge, and Armstrong, Judge. Affirmed. This is a contribution action between two motor vehicle liability insurers. Plaintiff...

State ex rel City of Powers v. Coos County Airport Dist. - 8/17/2005
En Banc Argued and submitted January 24, 2005; resubmitted en banc June 15, 2005. Before Brewer, Chief Judge, and Edmonds, Landau, Haselton, Armstrong, Linder, Wollheim, Schuman, and Ortega, Judges. Affirmed. ...

Liberty v. State - 7/20/2005
En Banc Argued and submitted October 7, 2004. Resubmitted en banc June 15, 2005. Before Brewer, Chief Judge, and Edmonds, Landau, Haselton, Armstrong, Linder, Wollheim, Schuman, Ortega, and Rosenblum, Judges. ...

Schlesinger v. City of Portland - 7/13/2005
Argued and submitted August 24, 2004. Before Wollheim, Presiding Judge, and Edmonds, Judge, and Deits, Judge pro tempore. Affirmed. Plaintiff was injured on a path in a public park in the City of Portland. She filed a...

Hudjohn v. S&G Machinery Co. - 6/22/2005
Argued and submitted May 26, 2005. Before Haselton, Presiding Judge, and Ortega, Judge, and Deits, Judge pro tempore. Affirmed. Plaintiff appeals from a judgment for defendants in this personal injury action, raising...

Farmers Insurance Exchange v. Crutchfield - 6/15/2005
Argued and submitted September 23, 2004. Before Haselton, Presiding Judge, and Linder and Ortega, Judges. Affirmed. This appeal presents an issue of insurance coverage: Did a liability policy covering an automobile...

Meoli v. Brown - 6/1/2005
Argued and submitted January 24, 2005. Before Landau, Presiding Judge, and Brewer, Chief Judge, and Armstrong, Judge. Affirmed. This is a negligence case brought by a debtor's trustee in bankruptcy. The trial court...

McFadden v. Dryvit Systems - 5/26/2005
En Banc On certified question from United States District Court for the District of Oregon Order dated October 29, 2004; certification accepted November 23, 2004. Honorable Ancer L. Haggerty, Chief Judge, United States...

In re Compensation of Dedera - 5/25/2005
Argued and submitted November 15, 2004. Before Haselton, Presiding Judge, and Schuman and Ortega, Judges. Reversed and remanded for reconsideration. Claimant seeks review of a Workers' Compensation Board (board) order...

Shin v. Sunriver Preparatory School - 4/27/2005
Argued and submitted December 15, 2003. Affirmed. This case arises out of plaintiff's attendance at and eventual expulsion from defendant Sunriver Preparatory School (Sunriver Prep) when she was 17 years old. Plaintiff sued...

Guinn v. Dep't of Revenue - 4/19/2005
DECISION and JUDGMENT Plaintiffs appeal Defendant's Notices of Assessment issued as part of its conference letter dated March 17, 2004. A trial was held Thursday, January 27, 2005, in the courtroom of the Oregon Tax Court, Salem,...

In re Rardin - 4/14/2005
En Banc Submitted on the record February 4, 2005. The decision of the Court of Appeals is reversed, and the case is remanded to the Court of Appeals for further proceedings. A juvenile court terminated father's...

Barackman v. Anderson - 3/31/2005
En Banc Argued and submitted January 6, 2005. The decision of the Court of Appeals is affirmed. The judgment of the circuit court is reversed, and the case is remanded to the circuit court for further proceedings. The...

Joshi v. Providence Health System of Oregon Corp. - 3/30/2005
Argued and submitted October 5, 2004. Affirmed. Satyapriy Joshi died of a stroke after two doctors failed to diagnose his condition. Joshi's wife brought a wrongful death action against both doctors and the hospital and...

Guess v. Lee - 3/16/2005
Argued and submitted December 6, 2004. Affirmed. This is a personal injury action for damages arising out of a motor vehicle accident. Plaintiff appeals from a judgment entered on a jury verdict for defendant after...

In re Compensation of Pruitt - 3/9/2005
Argued and submitted October 7, 2004. Affirmed. SAIF decided that employment with its insured, 4 R Equipment, LLC, was not the major contributing cause of claimant's back injury and consequently denied that the injury was...

Solick v. Dep't of Revenue - 3/8/2005
DECISION This matter is before the court on Plaintiff's appeal of Defendant's denial of her casualty loss claim for tax year 2001. Case management conferences were held on October 4, 2004, November 8, 2004, and December 15, 2004....

Keller v. Armstrong World Industries - 2/9/2005
En Banc Argued and submitted October 14, 2003 Resubmitted en banc October 27, 2004. Reversed and remanded. Plaintiffs appeal after the trial court granted summary judgment to defendants on plaintiffs' claims for...

In re Complaint as to the Conduct of Summer - 2/3/2005
En Banc Argued and submitted September 10, 2004. The accused is suspended from the practice of law for a period of 180 days, commencing 60 days from the date of filing of this decision. This lawyer disciplinary...

Delcastillo v. Norris - 1/19/2005
Argued and submitted September 23, 2004. Affirmed. Plaintiff in this personal injury action appeals after a jury verdict in her favor awarding economic damages of $5,491.22 and non-economic damages of $1,500.00. Plaintiff...

Novick v. Myers - 11/18/2004
En Banc On petitions to review ballot title. Submitted on the record September 21, 2004. Ballot title certified. Riggs, J., concurred in part, dissented in part, and filed an opinion. The court has...

Blanton v. Beiswenger - 9/15/2004
Argued and submitted July 7, 2004. Reversed and remanded. Plaintiff appeals, assigning error to the entry of summary judgment against her in this action for personal injuries arising from an automobile accident. The trial...

Lyons v. Walsh & Sons Trucking Co. - 9/10/2004
En Banc Argued and submitted January 13, 2004. Meagan A. Flynn, of Preston Bunnell & Stone, LLP, Portland, argued the cause and filed the brief for petitioners on review. The decision of the Court of Appeals and...

Hunsperger v. USF Reddaway - 9/1/2004
Argued and submitted December 11, 2003. Affirmed. Plaintiff William Hunsperger appeals from the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant USF Reddaway (defendant) on his personal injury claim. Plaintiff...

In re Compensation of Stockdale - 2/25/2004
Argued and submitted December 15, 2003. Affirmed Claimant seeks review of an order of the Workers' Compensation Board (board) upholding the denial of the compensability of her combined condition. This case requires us to...

Barackman v. Anderson - 2/18/2004
Argued and submitted April 12, 2002. Reversed and remanded. Defendant appeals from a judgment for plaintiff in a personal injury action that arose from an automobile accident. Among other things, plaintiff sought damages...

Jett v. Ford Motor Company - 2/11/2004
Submitted on remand August 27, 2003. Affirmed. This case is before us on remand from the Oregon Supreme Court, Jett v. Ford Motor Co., 335 Or 493, 72 P3d 71 (2003). Plaintiff Trudy Jett initiated the action against...

In re Medlyn - 2/4/2004
En Banc Argued and submitted May 28, 2003; resubmitted en banc November 5, 2003. Affirmed. Linder, J., dissenting. The parties' 26-year marriage was dissolved in 1993. In doing so, they entered into a stipulated...

Johannesen v. Salem Hospital - 12/26/2003
Argued and submitted January 10, 2003. Peremptory writ to issue. Balmer, J., concurred and filed an opinion in which Gillette, J., joined. In this original mandamus proceeding, we are called upon to apply the legal...

In re Compensation of Myers - 12/17/2003
Argued and submitted June 12, 2003. Reversed and remanded for reconsideration. SAIF Corporation seeks review of an order of the Workers' Compensation Board in which the board upheld Liberty Northwest Insurance Corporation's...

Saif Corp. v. Ross - 12/10/2003
Argued and submitted July 30, 2003. Affirmed. The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services (director) issued an order requiring petitioner SAIF Corporation (SAIF) to pay for claimant's chiropractic...

Wyant v. Myuers - 11/28/2003
En Banc On petitions to review ballot title. Submitted on the record August 19, 2003. Ballot title referred to the Attorney General for modification. In this consolidated ballot title proceeding under ORS...

Due-Donohue v. Beal - 11/26/2003
Argued and submitted July 8, 2003. Affirmed. The trial court dismissed plaintiff's medical malpractice action after granting defendants' motion for summary judgment. The court concluded that the only issues of material fact...

Ramirex v. Lembcke - 11/26/2003
Argued and submitted September 16, 2003. Vacated and remanded. Plaintiff brought this action against defendant Lembcke for personal injuries that she suffered in a motor vehicle accident. The trial court entered a judgment...

Haynes v. Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon - 11/13/2003
Argued and submitted September 4, 2003. Affirmed. Plaintiff was injured when a bus on which she was a passenger took evasive action to avoid colliding with another vehicle. She submitted a claim for uninsured motorist (UM)...

Woodbury v. CH2M Hill - 9/10/2003
On remand from the Oregon Supreme Court, Woodbury v. CH2M Hill, Inc., 335 Or 154, 61 P3d 918 (2003). Submitted on remand March 25, 2003. Affirmed. Plaintiff was injured when he fell while disassembling a temporary...

Panpat v. Owens-Brockway Glass Container - 6/26/2003
Submitted on remand July 11, 2002. Affirmed. This case is before us on remand from the Oregon Supreme Court. Panpat v. Owens-Brockway Glass Container, 334 Or 342, 49 P3d 773 (2002). In our previous opinion, we reversed the...

Simons v. Beard - 6/26/2003
Argued and submitted April 8, 2003, David Douglas High School, Portland. Reversed and remanded. Plaintiff appeals from the dismissal, pursuant to ORCP 21 A 8 and ORCP 21 B, of her amended complaint seeking damages for...

Marky Kay - 6/15/2003
Corporate Excise Tax ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT and DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT Plaintiff (hereinafter taxpayer) appeals from a magistrate decision holding that cars leased as...

Kahn v. Providence Health Plan - 6/12/2003
Argued and submitted September 6, 2001. The decision of the Court of Appeals and the judgment of the circuit court are reversed. The case is remanded to the circuit court for further proceedings. This is an action by an...

Anderson v. Farmers Insurance Company of Oregon - 6/12/2003
Argued and submitted May 21, 2002, at La Grande. Affirmed. Defendant Farmers Insurance Company of Oregon (Farmers) appeals from a judgment for plaintiff, its insured, on plaintiff's claim for breach of contract arising out...

Laird v. Stroot - 6/12/2003
On remand from the Oregon Supreme Court. Laird v. Stroot, 335 Or 217, 65 P3d 1108 2003. Former decision Laird v. Stroot, 165 Or App 314, 995 P2d 597 (2000). Submitted on remand April 2, 2003. Affirmed. Plaintiff sued...

In re Compensation of French-Davis - 2/5/2003
Argued and submitted October 11, 2002. Reversed and remanded. The Workers' Compensation Board board dismissed claimant's request for a hearing to challenge insurer's failure to close her claim. The board ruled that the...

Russell v. Deere & Co. - 1/29/2003
Argued and submitted November 21, 2002. This appeal arises out of a product liability action involving a defective combine. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of defendant Deere & Company on the ground that...

Greene v. Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Care Center - 12/27/2002
Argued and submitted January 4, 2001. The decision of the Court of Appeals and the judgment of the circuit court are affirmed. This is an action to recover damages for injuries that plaintiff received during a surgical...

Beall Transport Equipment Co. v. Southern Pacific Transporation Co. - 12/27/2002
Argued and submitted January 10, 2002. The decision of the Court of Appeals is affirmed in part and reversed in part, and the case is remanded to the Court of Appeals for further proceedings. Abrams's petition for review...

Benjamin v. Wal-Mart Stores - 12/26/2002
Argued and submitted June 5, 2002. Affirmed. Charles Schoggins died while sleeping in a closed tent that was heated by a Coleman Focus 15 propane heater. Plaintiff, Schoggins's daughter and the personal representative of...

Stiles v. Freemotion - 12/11/2002
Argued and submitted December 6, 2001, at Riverdale High School, Lake Oswego. Affirmed. Plaintiff fractured his right leg in a snowboarding accident at Mount Hood Meadows. He sued Nidecker Enterprise, the manufacturer of...

In re Compensation of Klutsenbeker - 11/13/2002
Argued and submitted October 12, 2001. Reversed and remanded for reconsideration of denial of claim to expand employer's acceptance of claimant's 1986 claim. Claimant requested that employer expand the scope of two claim...

In re Compensation of Kaeo - 11/13/2002
Argued and submitted April 4, 2002. Affirmed. Claimant seeks review of a Workers' Compensation Board order upholding SAIF's denial of his current condition on the ground that claimant's accepted injury is no longer the...

In re Dugger - 9/26/2002
En Banc Argued and submitted May 13, 2002. The accused is suspended from the practice of law for nine months, effective 60 days from the date of the filing of this decision. In this lawyer disciplinary proceeding, the...

Williams v. Jett - 9/25/2002
Argued and submitted July 10, 2002. Reversed and remanded. Plaintiff appeals from a summary judgment dismissing her malpractice complaint against the defendant doctor on the ground that plaintiff's claim was time barred for...

Griffith v. Blatt - 8/15/2002
Argued and submitted January 9, 2001. Plaintiff Patricia E. Griffith seeks review of a decision of the Court of Appeals that affirmed the trial court's summary judgment against plaintiff on her claims against defendants Rugby...

Conant v. Stroup - 8/14/2002
Argued and submitted April 15, 2002, Summit High School, Bend. Affirmed. Plaintiff initiated this action for negligence arising out of injuries that she suffered while jogging on defendants' property. The trial court...

Jett v. Ford Motor Company - 8/14/2002
Argued and submitted January 3, 2002. Reversed and remanded. Plaintiff Trudy Jett was injured in an accident as she loaded parcels on the job from a delivery truck that she drove for the United Parcel Service UPS. She and...

Lyons v. Walsh & Sons Trucking Co. - 7/31/2002
Argued and submitted May 3, 2002, Wilson High School, Portland. In this personal injury case arising out of a fatal automobile accident, plaintiffs, the parents and co-personal representatives of the estate of Oregon State Police...

Garrison v. Deshutes County - 6/21/2002
Argued and submitted November 3, 2000. The decision of the Court of Appeals and the judgment of the circuit court are affirmed. Durham, J., dissented and filed an opinion. This personal injury case requires us to...

Maurmann v. Del Morrow COnstruction - 6/12/2002
Argued and submitted April 8, 2002. Affirmed. This dispute stems from two landslides in the Shadow Creek Estates subdivision in Salem that resulted in damage to property in both Shadow Creek and an adjacent subdivision....

Storm v. McClung - 6/7/2002
Argued and submitted May 8, 2001. The decision of the Court of Appeals is affirmed. The judgment of the circuit court is reversed. The case is remanded to the circuit court for further proceedings. Plaintiff, the widow of...

Minnis v. Oregon Mutual Insurance Company - 6/7/2002
Argued and submitted March 1, 2001. The decision of the Court of Appeals is affirmed in part and reversed in part. The judgment of the circuit court is affirmed. Riggs, J., specially concurred and filed an opinion. In...

Williams v. Philip Morris Inc. - 6/5/2002
Argued and submitted October 26, 2001. On appeal, reversed and remanded with instructions to enter judgment on jury verdict; affirmed on cross-appeal. Defendant Phillip Morris, Inc., is this country's largest manufacturer...

Bolt v. Influence - 3/28/2002
En Banc Original proceeding in mandamus. Argued and submitted November 7, 2001. Peremptory writ to issue. In this original mandamus proceeding, we consider the legal standards governing a trial court's decision...

Maxwell v. Stebbins - 3/13/2002
Submitted on record and briefs February 1, 2002. Reversed and remanded. Plaintiff appeals a judgment dismissing his claims with prejudice and awarding defendants prevailing parties fees, contending that the judgment should...

Chouinard v. Health Ventures - 2/13/2002
Argued and submitted July 3, 2001. Affirmed. Plaintiff sued defendants for medical malpractice. The trial court directed a verdict in defendants' favor because the jury could not reasonably infer that defendants' breach of...

Kotera v. Daioh International U.S.A. Corp. - 1/30/2002
Argued and submitted September 19, 2001. Judgment dismissing ORICO claims under ORS 166.720 3 against Daioh Oregon, Nakai, and Majima reversed and remanded; otherwise affirmed. This appeal arises from an action against...

Strader v. Grange Mutual Insurance Company - 1/30/2002
Argued and submitted December 20, 2001. Affirmed on appeal and cross-appeal. Plaintiffs brought this action against their insurer, Grange Mutual Insurance Company defendant , for breach of contract and for personal injury....

Blandino v. McIlvaine - 1/30/2002
Argued and submitted June 18, 2001. Affirmed. Defendants, Robert Fischel and James Chaney, initiated an action for malicious prosecution against plaintiff Anthony J. Blandino. After obtaining a dismissal of all claims,...

Tyrrell v. Marine Propulsion Services - 12/19/2001
Argued and submitted October 17, 2001, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, Portland. Reversed. In this personal injury case, the jury found plaintiff, a bicyclist, 55 percent at fault for a collision...

Marleau v. Truck Insurance Exchange - 12/13/2001
As amended December 14, 2001. LAWRENCE MARLEAU, MIKELEEN REED, AND OREGON TRAIL CUSTOM LOG HOMES, PETITIONERS ON REVIEW v. TRUCK INSURANCE EXCHANGE AND DAVID FLIPPEN, RESPONDENTS ON REVIEW On review from the Court of...

In re Complaint as to the Conduct of Eadie - 12/6/2001
Argued and submitted September 10, 2001. The accused is suspended for three years, effective 60 days from the date of the filing of this decision. In this lawyer discipline proceeding, the Oregon State Bar (Bar) charged the...

Giulietti v. Oncology Associates of Oregon - 12/5/2001
Argued and submitted July 11, 2001. EDMONDS, P. J. Reversed and remanded. Plaintiff appeals after the trial court granted defendants' ORCP 21 A motion and dismissed his medical malpractice action on the ground that it...

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