Jury awards $500K in injury lawsuit

LONGVIEW — A 63-year-old Longview man who acted as his own lawyer has won a $500,000 award in a personal injury lawsuit involving a 2008 traffic collision.

A Cowlitz County Superior Court jury made that award Thursday to Lewis Lanham Jr. in his suit against 26-year-old Brandon Armstrong of Kelso.

The Daily News reported that Lanham said he suffered injuries that were “were permanent, progressive and disabling.”

According to court documents, Lanham entered an intersection on a green light and was hit by a truck driven by Armstrong. Longview police issued Armstrong a citation.

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