Personal Injury Case Histories
- Policy limits of $1 million were recovered for an Aberdeen man, whose vehicle was catastrophically struck head-on when an empty log truck trailer swung around a curve and demolished it. The man’s wife was killed instantly and he suffered significant injuries requiring several surgeries and months of rehabilitation.
- Plaintiff was driving home, when she was hit at a high rate of speed, head-on, by Defendant, who had been drinking at a local restaurant. Plaintiff suffered an open tibula/fibula fracture of her right leg, which led to subsequent and life threatening blood clots in her lungs. Defendant driver was sued as well as the restaurant. Plaintiff was awarded $800,000 in special and general damages.
- Plaintiff’s spouse died expectantly. Plaintiff’s spouse had an Accidental Life insurance policy with The Hartford who refused to pay the claim. The death was ruled as accidental and not intentional. Plaintiff was awarded the proceeds of the $300,000 policy.
- A woman received $275,000 for a medical malpractice claim against an orthopedic surgeon who had two chances to correctly perform a hip replacement surgery, and instead left her in pain and without viable medical options to repair the damage done.
- A 62 year old woman received a $150,000 settlement when she was struck head-on on a rural road by a car that drifted into her lane.
- $152,000 was negotiated in a complicated settlement involving four different insurance policies, for the benefit of two divorced parents whose teenaged daughter was killed in a car accident.
- An elderly woman received $110,000 from a municipality when she tripped on an unsafe section of sidewalk and fell, breaking her hip.
- The sister of a developmentally disabled man received $100,000 for his death after he was struck as a pedestrian crossing the street by a driver who failed to keep a proper lookout.
- A motorcyclist who was rear-ended at speed on a dark Highway 12 received policy limits of $100,000.
- A 60 year old man received a settlement of $100,000 for improper wound care by a podiatrist which led to infection and amputation of his foot.
- A mother and her two children obtained a settlement of over $100,000 for injuries they received on I-5 when a following car failed to slow for traffic and slammed into the rear of her vehicle, causing it to ride up the jersey barrier dividing the highway and flip onto its top.
- Plaintiff was rear-ended on Interstate 5 after he had pulled over to let emergency vehicles pass. Plaintiff suffered injuries to his back and neck, left shoulder and head. Plaintiff was awarded $62,000 in special and general damages.
- Plaintiff was driving his motorcycle eastbound on SR 512 when Defendant collided with him. Plaintiff suffered injuries to his left great toe, left knee, and left forearm. Plaintiff was awarded $50,000 in special and general damages.
- Plaintiff was stopped at an intersection when he was rear-ended by Defendant. Plaintiff was thrown forward and suffered optic nerve damage to his eye. Plaintiff was awarded $50,000.
- Two teenage girls in received $45,000 each from a local school district for improper stalking and indecent behavior by one of its teachers toward the girls.
- A young woman received a settlement of $35,000 for injuries suffered during a recreational volleyball game when an improperly installed gymnasium ceiling tile fell onto her head.
- A female bartender received a jury verdict of $15,000 for emotional damages and outrage when a male patron pulled down her shirt and exposed her breast while she was working.
- Two teenage sisters, who were two of several teenagers in one car injured in a head-on collision, received $27,500 and $7,500. The claims of the several injured parties were far greater than the total insurance limits, so extensive negotiation was required to help all parties reach some resolution.
- The family of a teenager killed in an automobile accident received a $250,000 policy limits settlement.
- Settlement of $250,000 was achieved in an accidental opiate overdose case.
- Family of 4 year old child whose primary care provider delayed diagnosis of hip dysplasia received $100,000.
Serving Clients in Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Pierce and Grays Harbor counties
If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, our attorneys at Budd Bay Law, P.S. work vigorously to obtain settlements and verdicts that compensate you for injuries and damages.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Our lawyers handle all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases in Olympia and surrounding communities. Personal injury spans a wide scope of accidents and injuries that include auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents on unsafe property, catastrophic injuries, construction accidents and other sources of injury. Some accidents may provide grounds for legal action due to another’s negligence. By comparison, with cases involving a dangerously defective product, courts hold companies strictly liable.
Trying the Case and Proving Negligence
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, you are entitled to recover compensation for the damages inflicted on you. Negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care that results in injuring someone else. In WashingtonState, as long as the defendant has some percentage of negligence in causing your injury, you can recover damages. Recoverable personal injury damages include current and future medical expenses, present and future lost income, and compensation for less tangible damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
To obtain fair compensation, an attorney must convince the jury that the defendant was at fault and substantiate the nature and extent of your injuries. The defendant’s insurance company lawyers may argue that you were to blame for causing the accident, or that your injuries are either exaggerated or the result of a prior occurrence. In effect, opposing counsels vie to win the verdict. However, at any point parties can negotiate a fair settlement.
Seek Experienced Legal Representation
Our firm’s personal injury practice is spearheaded by managing partner, C. Scott Kee. Our firm has decades of legal experience, having handled hundreds of claims. Our attorneys have the ability to successfully try a case, which they have proven time and again through a string of successful verdicts and settlements. For a free consultation with Mr. Kee or another member of our legal team, please contact Budd Bay Law, P.S. to discuss your personal injury matter.