Accident Report: Seattle Interstate 90 Speeding Accident

In October of 2005, PJ has slowed his vehicle for traffic ahead on Interstate 90 in Seattle, Washington, when he was suddenly struck from behind by SD. Washington State Patrol was called to the scene. Substantial damage was done to the rear of PJ's vehicle.

Upon impact, PJ's body was violently thrashed and tossed around the inside of the vehicle. His head was thrown forward and then snapped backwards, bluntly striking against the seat of the vehicle. PJ's body was also slammed against the restrain of his seat belt.

Washington State Patrol officers cited SD with “speeding too fast.” Washington State Law provides that the drivers on the road have the duty to exercise ordinary care and avoid causing a collision. PJ did nothing to contribute to the cause of the crash and could do nothing to avoid the collision.

As a direct result of SD's negligent driving, PJ suffered injuries to his neck, back, shoulder, and associated body structures. A summary of his injuries is outlined below.

Car Accident Injuries:

--Cervical strain/sprain with tenderness, pain, muscle spasms, soreness, tightness, and decreased range of motion.
--Back strain/sprain tenderness, pain, muscle spasms, soreness, tightness, and decreased range of motion with a resultant ligamentous instability and acceleration of spinal disc disease.
--Shoulder strain/sprain 
--Headaches

--Sleep disturbances/fatigue

PJ is a 47-year-old married man with two children. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Hobbies include jogging, skiing, hiking, gardening/yard work, and other outdoor activities. PJ is unable to partake in many of these activities like he one had and his enjoyment of life has decreased significantly. His return to recreational activities has been slow and guarded for fear of re-injury.

After haggling with the at-fault party's insurance company for some time PJ decided to engage the Seattle law firm of Davis Law Group and personal injury attorney Chris Davis to handle his claim and negotiate his settlement.