Our client, A. L., was on her way home from her waitressing job when her whole life changed in an instant. She recalled seeing a pair of headlights approaching too fast; the speeding car was coming at her head on in her own lane, driving the wrong was down Main Street in Edmonds, Washington. She swerved to try to get away from the oncoming car, but it hit her vehicle and pushed her car over the curb and into a bus stop sign.
A. L. was removed from her car by an emergency crew and rushed to Harborview Medical Center. She had sustained eight fractured ribs in the crash, and both her wrists and ankles were broken. The driver who had smashed into her car was just 16 years old, and was looking for a thrill when the collision occurred.
Crash Caused By Reckless Driving
According to our investigation, a passenger in the at-fault vehicle told police that the 16-year-old driver had at one point said, “I want to get to 100 MPH!” before he sped down the road. Police estimated that the teen’s car was travelling at approximately 90 miles per hour at the time of the crash.
The award-winning attorneys at Davis Law Group were contacted shortly after the accident by A. L.’s son, who knew that his mother’s recovery was going to be long and difficult. After her accident, she was not able to return to work as a waitress, and she required months of rehabilitation, multiple surgeries, and physical therapy. We recovered a $135,000 settlement on her behalf, allowing her to get her life back on track and feel a sense of justice for the toll this collision took on her life.