Accident Report: I-5 Second Degree Negligent Driving Accident

In January 2002, C.B. was a front seat passenger in a vehicle driven by D.B. D.B. stopped for traffic on Northbound Interstate 5 at mile post 132 in Pierce County. While stopped, they were violently struck from behind by R.A. The force of the impact caused their vehicle to strike the vehicle ahead of them. R.A. had been consuming alcohol at the time of the collision. However, he was not cited for DUI. Instead R.A. was cited for Second Degree Negligent Driving.

D.B.’s 1987 Chevy Caprice sustained substantial damage to the rear, due to the high speed when the impact occurred. The vehicle was totaled as a result of this collision. C.B. suffered personal injuries as a result of the collision. C.B. sustained the following injuries:

1) Sacroiliac strain
2) Thoracic strain
3) Neck strain
4) Back pain
5) Cervical sprain/strain
6) Thoracic sprain/strain
7) Lumbosacral sprain/strain
8) Myospasm.


C.B. hired Seattle attorney Chris Davis the Davis Law Group to manage the insurance claim, settlement negotiations with GEICO Indemnity Company, etc.

*Initials rather than names are used to protect the identity of the parties.