Car Accident Report: Issaquah I-90 Rear-End Accident

On July 11, 2002, JM was driving a Qwest company truck on Interstate 90 near Issaquah, Washington. JM slowed and stopped for traffic ahead. While stopped, JM was hit from behind by your insured, LA.

This car crash was fairly significant. The impact caused substantial damage to the Qwest company vehicle. The Qwest truck was declared a total loss.

Every driver has a duty to exercise ordinary care and to avoid causing a collision. See RCW 46.64.445 and Washington Pattern Jury Instruction (WPI) 70.01. JM did nothing to contribute to the cause of the crash and could do nothing to avoid the collision. LA was negligent when he slammed into the Qwest vehicle.

JM sustained the following injuries in this accident:
  • Cervical strain;
  • Lumbar strain;
  • Traumatically induced headaches;
  • Cervical spine subluxations;
  • Thoracic spine subluxations;
  • Pelvic subluxations.

JM is 49 years old. He lives with his wife and their daughter in North Bend, Washington. JM and his wife also have a grown adult daughter who lives outside their home.

JM is employed with Qwest Communications Inc. in Kent, Washington. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, gardening, playing soccer and spending time with his family.

JM suffered considerable loss of enjoyment of life by having to experience constant and continuous pain and discomfort as a result of his injuries. JM was forced to work less consecutive hours than before the collision and take more breaks to stretch his neck and back.

In his home life, JM was unable to continue with his normal activities. JM was unable to play golf or work in his garden for many months following the collision. When JM was finally able to resume golfing and gardening he was forced to work slow and take extra precaution to avoid re-injuring himself. He was incapable of performing various projects around the house and participating in other leisure activities.

JM is an avid soccer player. JM could not play soccer for months following the collision. JM is finally able to begin playing soccer again, however he is unable to play with the same intensity as before the collision.

To date, JM’s activities are limited due to his injuries. He is unable to continue with many of his activities and hobbies he enjoyed doing before this collision. He cannot participate in golf or soccer games with the same intensity as before the collision. JM cannot drive or sit for extended periods of time without feeling pain in his neck and back.

To help him negotiate a settlement with Safeco Insurance, JM enlisted the services of leading personal injury attorney and car accident lawyer Chris Davis. Mr. Davis, the founder and principal attorney of Seattle-based Davis Law Group, has been frequently consulted by many leading news agencies for his advice on car accident legal procedures, and has had substantial success obtaining fair and reasonable financial compensation for his clients in the past.