Accident Report: Lake Washington Boulevard Car Accident

In March 2002, ADP was driving her Honda Accord Westbound on East Lake Washington Boulevard. As she lawfully entered the intersection at 24th Avenue East, ADP was suddenly struck from the front SC. The force of the collision caused ADP’s vehicle to slide to the left and collide with a tree, then bounce back into the middle of the intersection.

According to Washington state law provides drivers have the duty to avoid a collision with drivers in other lanes. ADP did nothing to contribute to the cause of the crash and could do nothing to avoid the collision. SC was clearly negligent when she slammed into ADP’s vehicle. This car crash was fairly significant and caused substantial damage to ADP’s vehicle. Her vehicle was declared a total loss. ADP suffered personal injuries as a result of the collision.

ADP sustained the following injuries in this accident:

1) Contusion on left arm.
2) Contusion on right forefoot.
3) Lumbar nerve entrapment post motor vehicle collision.
4) Cervical whiplash post motor vehicle collision.
5) Lumbar mofascial pain post motor vehicle collision.


ADP is 32 years old. She lives with her husband and their daughter in Redmond, Washington. ADP works four days per week as a waitress in Kirkland, Washington. When she is not working she spends as much time as possible with her daughter. On sunny days, they enjoy taking walks in the park together.

An injured claimant is entitled to recover the “reasonable value of earnings, earning capacity, salaries, business opportunities and earning opportunities lost to the present time and with reasonable probability to be lost in the future.”

ADP suffered considerable loss of enjoyment of life by having to experience constant and continuous pain and discomfort as a result of her injuries. She was forced to work less hours than before the collision, take more breaks to ice her injuries and eventually take leave from her job. Upon returning to work, she found that her hours had been cut drastically due to her absence. She was forced to find a position with another restaurant and is now working only four days per week due to her injuries.

In her home life, ADP was unable to continue with her normal activities. She was incapable of performing various projects around the house and participating in other leisure activities. ADP’s activities are limited due to her injuries. She is unable to continue with many of her activities and hobbies she enjoyed doing before this collision.

SC’s (the at-fault driver’s) insurance company is Farmers Insurance. Because English is not her first language, ADP had difficulty dealing with the Farmer’s claims adjustor. She hired the Seattle law firm of Davis Law Group to manage her personal injury claim and settlement negotiations.