In July 2003 SC was driving her Subaru Outback on Market Street in Kirkland, Washington. SC had stopped for traffic when she was suddenly struck from behind by MR. The force of the impact caused SC to strike the minivan in front of her. MR was driving a large SUV. He slammed his vehicle into SC’s 1999 Subaru Outback. Her vehicle sustained substantial damage. The amount of repairs to her vehicle exceeded the sum of $5,000.00.
According to Washington state laws anyone operating a motor vehicle has the duty to avoid a collision with the driver in front. It is unknown whether MR was texting or talking on his cell phone at the time of the accident. SC did nothing to contribute to the cause of the crash and could do nothing to avoid the collision. She suffered personal injuries as a result of the Kirkland SUV collision.
SC sustained the following injuries in this accident:1) Strain of right trapezius.
2) Strain of back.
3) Strain of wrist.
4) Strain of elbow.
5) Several levels of segmental joint dysfunction in spine.
6) Mopathy of paraspinal musculature.
7) Objective signs of root irritation.
SC is a 36 year-old single woman who currently lives with her two dogs in Seattle, Washington. She is an account manager with a promotions company in Kirkland, Washington. In her spare time, SC enjoys gardening, water skiing, snowboarding, running, hiking, scuba diving and taking walks with her dogs. Due to the injuries she sustained in the accident many of her activities are impossible or very limited.
MR was clearly negligent when he slammed into the back of SCs Subaru Outback. SC had a legitimate claim for damages incurred as a direct result of the injuries she sustained in the collision. She hired Bellevue injury attorney Chris Davis and the Davis Law Group to help manage her claim against MR’s insurance company, Zurich North America.