In October 2003 SB was a front seat passenger in a vehicle being driven by her husband, AB. Their vehicle made a lawful stop at the traffic light located on the West Lake Sammamish Parkway off ramp of Interstate 90. While stopped, their vehicle was struck from behind by DD. DD was driving an Infiniti J-30. He slammed his vehicle into the Bs’ 1996 Honda Odyssey, causing them to strike the vehicle in front. The impact of the collision caused damage to the Butler vehicle in the amount of $4,272.51. SB sustained personal injuries as a result of the collision. Washington law provides that the following driver has the duty to avoid a collision with the driver in front. SB did nothing to contribute to the cause of the crash and could do nothing to avoid the collision. BB negligent when he slammed into the back of the B vehicle.
SB sustained the following injuries in this accident:
1) Cervicalgia likely secondary to a flexion extension injury.
2) Cervical strain.
3) Cervical/thoracic strain.
SB hired Seattle car accident attorney Chris Davis to help her recover fair compensation from The Hartford Insurance company (BB’s insurance company) for damages incurred as a direct result of the injuries she sustained in the collision.
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