Accident Report: Kelso I-5 Car Accident


On December 8, 2001, MS was operating her 1998 Volvo Southbound on Interstate 5 in Kelso, Washington. While MS was traveling in the far right lane, MR merged into her lane. MR then slammed his 1998 Dodge Caravan into the passenger side of our client’s vehicle. 

Washington law provides that the following driver has the duty to avoid a collision with the driver in front. Mrs. did nothing to contribute to the cause of the crash and could do nothing to avoid the collision. MR was negligent when he slammed into the side of MS's vehicle.

MS suffered personal injuries as a result of the collision.
  • Acute cervical upper back strain secondary to MVA
  • Upper back/cervical/left abdominal muscle wall strain.
  • Cervical sprain strain. 
  • Thoracic sprain strain
  • Lumbosacral sprain strain
  • Myocascitis
  • Acute muscle strain right trapezius. 
  • Cervicalgia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome of cervical and upper thoracic musculature. 
  • L5-S1 herniated nucleus pulposus. 
  • Migraine headaches.
MS is a 27 year-old woman who lives with her husband and young daughter Aloha, Oregon.

MS is a stay at home mother. In her spare time she enjoys skiing, ballroom and salsa dancing, and reading.
 

Loss of enjoyment of life in Washington involves the particular aspects of life that one formally found enjoyable, but which has been deprived to one extent or another by one’s injuries. Disability is defined as the inability to lead a normal life. Mrs. suffered considerable loss of enjoyment of life by having to experience constant and continuous pain and discomfort as a result of her injuries. She could not sit for long periods of time, causing her difficulty with her normal daily activities. She could not engage in strenuous activities for a significant period of time, causing her to miss recreational and other leisure activities. 

MS now seeks damages incurred as a direct result of the injuries she sustained in the collision. In order to ensure that she received sufficient compensation for her medical expenses and loss of enjoyment of life, MS hired Seattle car accident lawyer and personal injury attorney Chris Davis. Mr. Davis is the founder and principal attorney of Seattle-based Davis Law Group and has had substantial success negotiating with Clarendon National Insurance claims representatives for just reimbursement and financial compensation.