Accident Report: W. Lake Sammamish Parkway Rear-end Accident

In January 2007 MB was slowing to stop on W. Lake Sammamish Parkway, Redmond, Washington as he planned to turn left into the Condominium complex where he lived.  As he attempted the turn into the driveway, he was rear-ended by AJ, Redmond Police responded to the accident scene and upon investigation noted AJ’s negligence of inattentive driving in the report.  Upon impact, MB’s body was forcefully jolted and tossed around the inside of the vehicle. His head smashed into the rear-view mirror resulting in loss of consciousness for 20-30 seconds.  The rear bumper of MB’s vehicle was torn off as a result of the force of impact.

Washington law provides that the drivers on the road have the duty to exercise ordinary care and avoid causing a collision.  See RCW 46.61.445 and Washington Pattern Jury Instruction (WPI) 70.01.  AJ was negligent when he failed to slow for traffic, was not attentive while driving his vehicle, and rear-ended MB.  As a direct result of AJs negligence, MB sustained injuries to his neck, back, shoulders, memory loss, and radicular symptoms into his left arm.   A summary of his injuries and treatment are outlined below.

•    Concussion. Brief loss of consciousness.
•    Cervical strain
•    Depression
•    Memory Loss

MB hired Seattle attorney Chris Davis to help him seek payment for damages that were incurred as a result of the injuries he sustained in the collision.

*Initials are used to protect the identities of the parties involved.