Major Personal Injuries in Washington State

Hailey’s Story – Seattle personal injury attorney Dean Brett obtains $5.5 million verdict for Hailey French

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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.

How do you get sufficient damages for an industrial worker who leaves his work station, borrows his employer’s front-end loader, parks it across a railroad track at 2:00 A.M., dismounts to load the bucket with railroad ties for his own personal use, and fails to notice an oncoming train?

The short answer: freely admit a degree of negligence, emphasize the long-term economic impact of the devastating injuries, and conduct extensive research to uncover the railroad’s negligence.

Our client was a young man involved in an industrial accident in Snohomish County. The accident caused serious foot and ankle fractures and pelvic injuries, resulting in multiple surgeries and a 3-month hospital stay. The case was settled by attorney Bill Coats of the Brett Murphy Everett office for $3,250,000.

Our 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.

Personal injury lawyer David Brown helped his client Jason after Jason, a hardworking military veteran, was horribly injured in a work-related industrial accident. The injury happened when Jason was working on a dangerous piece of equipment, a saw-milling machine, that had had the safety guards removed by the mill owner’s staff. Jason’s left hand was mangled and rendered essentially useless, or as his doctors described, it would only function as a “helper hand.” He would never be able to return to the job or the industry in which he had spent years building a career.