$15M verdict reduced to $683K for woman in MAX crash

Civic Affairs
MAX hits pedestrian_230479

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a woman who lost her leg when she dashed in front of a MAX light rail train is lawfully entitled to only $682,800 of the $15 million in damages awarded by a jury.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Andrea “Amy” Laing and her attorneys contended that she should receive 58% of the verdict, or $8.7 million, because the jury in February found TriMet and its driver 58% at fault.

But TriMet argued that an Oregon law limiting the tort claim liability of government agencies entitled Laing to no more than $682,800.

On Monday, Multnomah County Circuit Judge Christopher Ramras agreed with TriMet.

Laing was struck by a train at a Beaverton station in November 2015.

TriMet declined comment.

Laing’s attorney Sonia Montalbano said Tuesday they haven’t yet decided whether to appeal.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Headlines

More News

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Twitter News Widget