SUCCESSFUL PERSONAL INJURY CASES

Jane and John Doe v. Max J. Kuney Company et al. - Personal injury action arising from a highway construction project wherein plaintiff sustained a life altering injury as a result of being struck in the face (while driving) by a 9 pound metal road construction bracket. Settlement for $1,100,000.

John Doe v. John Doe et al. A litigated personal injury action involving vision loss in the left eye. Additional case details are controlled by a confidentiality agreement. Settlement for $967,500.00

Karch v. Snohomish County School District - Personal injury action arising from the explosion of an antique military style cannon used to celebrate touchdowns by high school football teams. Plaintiff's injuries included a fractured tibia requiring five surgical procedures, intramedullary rod placement and skin grafting, open wound to the right knee, multiple shrapnel wounds, left eye infection and post-traumatic anxiety. Settlement for $720,000. Snohomish County Cause No. 08-2-08375-4.

VanDrimmelen v. VanDrimmelen (King County) - Personal injury claim arising out of a rear end collision; bilateral hip fractures and multiple lesser injuries. Third party limits settlement and UIM limits settlement combined value of $600,000.

Murphy v. Encompass Ins. Co. - Personal injury action arising from a pedestrian vs. motor vehicle collision. Plaintiff was struck in the shoulder by the mirror of a negligent driver's vehicle. Plaintiff Murphy's right dominant shoulder required surgical repair. He was unable to continue his job as a lineman for Seattle City Light. The three member arbitration panel unanimously awarded Mr. Murphy $529,047.64.

John Doe vs. Jane Doe. A litigated personal injury case arising from a bicyclist vs. motor vehicle collision. Liability (fault) was strongly contested. Plaintiff's injuries included a C3 fracture of the neck requiring surgical decompression and instrumentation, temporary partial paralysis, a right humerus fracture, right radial neck fracture, facial abrasions, drop foot (difficulty with balance and walking), a post concussive injury and a permanent right elbow injury. Settlement for $500,000.00.

Bergevin v. Dunn - Personal injury action arising from a pedestrian vs. motor vehicle collision. Plaintiff's injuries included a hip fracture, knee injury and multiple contusions abrasions. Client required a total hip replacement. Settlement for $435,000.

Jane Doe v. American Promotional Products - Personal injury action involving a mild traumatic brain injury that occurred when plaintiff was struck in the head by a metal bar which was not secured inside a cargo delivery truck. Settlement for $425,000, King County Cause No. 09-2-11903-1.

Dillon v. Peschel - Personal injury action arising from a head on collision. Defendant driver was elderly, may have fallen asleep at the wheel, ultimately crossed the center line and struck plaintiff's vehicle at a high rate of speed. Plaintiff's injuries included ankle, neck, back and inability to continue his profession as a painter. Settlement for $400,000. King County Cause No. 02-2-23478-0 SEA.

R. Harvey v. Vanderveen - Personal injury action arising from a high speed rear-end motor vehicle collision; neck, back, head, shoulder and knee injuries (surgical); Settlement for the combined first and third-party limits of $400,000. King County Cause No. 05-2-38086-1 SEA.

Iverson v. Hellams - Personal injury action arising from a rear end motor vehicle collision. Plaintiff was a rear seat passenger whose knee was jammed into the back of the forward seat at impact. Injuries included multiple surgeries on her knee and neck. Settlement for $400,000.

McLeod v. Seling - Personal injury action arising from a high speed intersection collision. Plaintiff was in the course of duty as a police officer at the time of the collision. Her injuries included headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, bilateral shoulder pain, mid back and low back pain, hip pain, hematuria, bruises on lower extremities and ankle pain. Settlement for the combined first and third-party limits of $400,000. King County Cause No. 05-2-23236-6 SEA.

Riley v. Seling and Allstate Insurance - Personal injury action arising out of a intersection collision; plaintiff was a Seattle Police Officer who was responding to a burglary in progress call at the time of the collision; serious neck, back and hip injuries. Settlement for the combined first and third-party limits of $400,000. King County Cause No. 05-2-23236-6 SEA.

Jane Doe v. John Doe - Personal injury action arising from a rear end collision. Plaintiff had multiple prior spinal surgeries. The impact resulted in a low back injury which required placement of lumbar epidural spinal cord stimulator. Settlement for $375,000.00.

Williams v. Davies - Personal injury action arising from intentional infliction of emotional distress. $356,471.91 verdict after 6 day bench trial (including fees and costs). Pierce County Cause No: 02-2-11054-7.

Orrico v. Teare - Personal injury action arising out of a pedestrian vs. car collision at an Eastside high school. Plaintiff sustained multiple facial fractures, abrasions, swelling and diminished sensation; laceration over the left eye and upper jaw; left knee injury; abrasions to feet, knees and elbows; neck pain; concussion and headaches. Settlement for $325,000, King County Cause No. 09-2-02451-1 SEA.

Roufs v. Juco (King County) - Premises liability case wherein plaintiff stepped into a disguised hole during an appraisal of a homeowner's property. Significant foot and ankle injuries. Policy limits of $300,000. King County Cause No: 02-2-10278- 6 KNT.

Nelson v. Mini-Truck Away, et al. (Lewis County) - Personal injury action arising out of freeway auto/semi-truck accident. $295,000 settlement.

Brinkman v. Murbach, Hays Home Delivery Service, et al. (King County) - Personal injury action arising out of a high speed freeway collision. $285,000 on the first day of trial. King County Cause No: 98-2-28144-4-8SEA.

Mohler v. Comer and Schneider (King County) - Personal injury action arising out of nearly head-on collision. Closed head injuries/seizures. $285,000 settlement.

Simmons vs. GEICO - A litigated personal injury case arising from a rear-end collision. Plaintiff's injuries included a torn rotator cuff which required surgical repair, as well as strain injuries to the neck and back and jaw pain. Settlement for $285,000.00.

Newberry v. Black (King County) - Personal injury claim arising out of a perpendicular intersection collision; head and neck injuries that resulted in two separate multiple level cervical fusion operations. $265,000 settlement. King County Cause No: 02-2-03061-1SEA.

Drevitch v. Terriare - Personal injury action arising from a motor vehicle collision. Defendant, a teenage motorist, was driving at an extremely high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree. Plaintiff, who was a passenger, sustained a left femur fracture, right ankle avulsion fracture, facial fracture, tailbone fracture, closed head injury, facial, head and right ankle lacerations and abrasions to both legs. Settlement for $259,093.

Horn v. Kreimeier - Personal injury action arising from a high speed rear end collision. Officer Horn sustained multiple injuries, the most significant of which required surgical intervention for a ruptured disc in his neck. He was unable to work for approximately 6 weeks following his surgery. Settlement for $250,000, King County Cause No. 09-2-41622-2.

Watson v. McLaren - Personal injury action arising from a rear end motor vehicle collision. Plaintiff was a professional residential painter and a retired school teacher. As a result of his collision related injuries, he was forced to undergo arthroscopic repair of his right shoulder and total replacement of on his left shoulder. Defendants disputed causation of the left shoulder injury. Settlement for $250,000, Jefferson County Cause No. 10-2-00299-4.

Andrew v. Cooke - Personal injury action arising from a rear end collision. He suffered neck, back, knee and shoulder injuries. While disputed, plaintiff also asserted a mild traumatic brain injury and PTSD. Settlement for the combined first and third party limits. Total value of $247,795.98.

Franklin v. Nelson et al. (King County) - Personal injury claim arising out of two separate motor vehicle collisions. The collisions occurred within six months of each other. Plaintiff's neck injury resulted in a single level cervical fusion procedure. King County Cause No: 02-2-03061-1SEA. $214,000 settlement four months before trial.

A. Harvey v. Mueller - Personal injury action arising from a motor vehicle collision; neck and back injuries (surgical); Plaintiff was proceeding straight ahead when defendant side-swiped plaintiffs vehicle and forced it into a rotational spin. Settlement for the combined first and third-party limits of $200,000. King County Cause No. 06-2-02131-2 SEA.

Jones vs. John Doe - A litigated chiropractic malpractice case arising out of a shoulder/extremity manipulation. Plaintiff alleged violation of the minimal standard of care. Plaintiff's shoulder injury required two surgeries to repair the damaged structures. Settlement for $200,000.00.

Own v. O'Connell/Allstate - Personal injury action arising from a bicycle v. motor vehicle collision. Plaintiff sustained a shoulder injury requiring surgical repair. Settlement for combined first and third-party limits $200,000, King County Cause No. 11-2-42448-1. John Duggan served as co-counsel in this case.

Rudolph v. Taye - Personal injury action arising from a rear end collision. Plaintiff was initially diagnosed with neck, back and shoulder injuries. She was later determined to have thoracic outlet syndrome and surgery was recommended. Settlement for $200,000, King County Cause No. 10-2-01994-4.

Springemann v. Simplex Grinnell, LP. - Personal injury action arising from rear-end collision; neck, back, shoulders, jaw (TMJ), thoracic outlet injury, wrists, headaches, hip, leg, ankle/foot injuries; Settlement for $200,000. King County Cause No. 07-2-03236-3 SEA

Walters v. DeKoekkoek - Personal injury action arising out of a rear end motor vehicle collision. Plaintiff suffered a mild traumatic brain injury resulting in memory issues and headaches. In addition, plaintiff also sustained neck, back and shoulder injuries. Settlement for $200,000, King County Cause No. 11-2-25660-0.