In May 2005, SS was the restrained driver of a 1998 Jeep Wrangler. She was traveling westbound on NE 90th street approaching the intersection with 161st NE in the inside lane. As she approached the intersection, CB’s vehicle pulled out in front of her. SS tried to avoid CB but was unable to do so, and collided into the front of her 1992 Chevy Blazer’s front driver’s side fender.
Washington law provides that the drivers on 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. CB was negligent when she slammed into SS's vehicle. SS did nothing to contribute to the cause of the crash and could do nothing to avoid the collision.
SS suffered personal injuries as a result of the collision.
- Chest contusions
- Neck strain with decreased range of motion
- Right clavical pain
- Low back strain
- Cervical sprain/strain
- Thoracic strain/sprain
- Lumbar strain/sprain
- Post ligament sprain
- Lower leg contusions
- Bruising and swelling resulting in pain in both legs and
- Severe headaches
SS is 37 years old. She lives in Duvall, Washington. SS is employed as a consultant in Kirkland, Washington. In her spare time, SS enjoys hiking, jet skiing and working out at the gym.
SS had no liability for causing this collision. She suffered injuries that have been clearly documented in the medical records. She had genuine complaints, was compliant with treatment, and showed no signs of malingering or secondary gain. With all of the difficulty this incident has caused, including our client’s surgery, we believe her claim for damages is considerable.
In order to acquire reimbursement for her treatment and loss of enjoyment of life, SS hired Seattle personal injury lawyer and car accident attorney Chris Davis to help her in submitting a claim to the Travelers Indemnity Company of America. Mr. Davis, the founder and principal attorney at Seattle-based Davis Law Group, has had considerable success negotiating for fair and reasonable financial compensation on behalf of his clients.