Hailey’s Story – Seattle personal injury attorney Dean Brett obtains $5.5 million verdict for Hailey French
Attorney John Murphy obtained a $4.2 million verdict for two victims of a devastating collision caused when a drunk driver was racing with his drunk friend and plowed at a high speed head-on into the victims’ vehicle. One of John’s clients suffered severe head injuries and was in a coma; John’s other client needed surgery due to serious internal injuries. The at-fault driver, who had a blood-alcohol level of .11 at the time of the crash and who was driving without insurance due to a prior DUI conviction, was convicted of vehicular assault and was sentenced to 41 months in prison.
Our client whom we will call Dr. X was a belted passenger in a high-speed, roll-over freeway accident. His multiple spine fractures and his closed head injury made it very difficult for him to continue in his career as a physician. Since his insurance company could not effectively contest the cause of the rollover or of his medical condition, they denied full coverage by arguing that at 56, Dr. X was near retirement, didn’t really need to work, and had previously announced his intention to retire before the collision.
Brett Law attorneys Dean Brett and David Brown tackled the challenging case for our client who was severely injured when her car was destroyed by a head-on collision with an out-of-control tractor trailer. Our client spent months in the hospital and skilled nursing facilities as she endured multiple operations and months of physical therapy to recover from her extensive injuries that resulted in more than $200,000 in medical bills.
Brett Law attorney David Brown worked closely with his client Virginia to help her after she sustained serious injuries in a t-bone car crash in a collision in an intersection. Prior to working with David, Virginia had settled the first part of the insurance claim on her own, obtaining the policy limits of $100,000 from the at-fault driver’s insurance coverage.
Chris contacted Brett Law for assistance after being involved in two moderate impact auto collisions. Chris did not immediately recognize the extent of his injuries and failed to seek immediate medical treatment. He was diagnosed with cervical and lumbar strains by his physician. While these “whiplash” type injuries typically resolve quickly, Chris’s condition deteriorated and ultimately his injuries prevented him from returning to work as a welder. His inability to return to work resulted in a significant wage loss claim, atypical in a “whiplash” type case.