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The firm of Stritmatter Kessler represents the largest number of victims from the September 2015 Ride the Ducks crash on Aurora Bridge in Seattle. At last count*, our attorneys represent 20 Ride the Ducks victims.
3 students hurt in Ducks crash want to sue Seattle & State (Seattle Times)
March 15, 2016
The segment of Highway 99 over the Aurora Bridge is a dangerously narrow roadway without a median barrier to prevent crossover collisions, said the victims’ lawyer, Karen Koehler.
The Ducks’ getting closer to launching public tours again in Seattle
Jan 8, 2016
Q13 News cameras were rolling Friday morning, as Ride the Ducks hit the streets in Seattle after the crash on the Aurora Bridge in November 2015.
Ride the Ducks crash victim to get help from state, college
Dec 4, 2015
An international student badly hurt when a Ride the Ducks tourist vehicle … of thousands of dollars in costs, her lawyer, Karen Koehler, said.
Puyallup police officer’s traffic direction led to deadly car crash, killing infant
Lawsuit: Puyallup officer’s traffic direction led to wreck, infant’s death
September 14, 2016
Pierce County residents Pache Hein and Anthony James sues the City of Puyallup and the other driver for March 27, 2015 car crash. Ms. Hein was 24 weeks pregnant, and her daughter, Aria Le’Allyn James, was born prematurely after the accident. Stritmatter Kessler attorney questions why government should be insulated in cases of negligence.
First Hill Streetcar leads to Cyclists’ crashes, comas, death
June 9, 2015
Seattle Cyclist Hit by Metro Bus on Tough Road to Recovery – Experienced cyclist commuter and Stritmatter Kessler client, Daniel Ahrendt, was run over by a Metro bus when riding his bike on S. Jackson Street, past the intersection of Rainier Avenue South, Boren, and 14th Avenue South.
June 13, 2016
‘It seems crazy:’ injured woman’s scooter sold while she’s recovering in hospital – Stritmatter Kessler client, Denise Chew, and Tukwila nurse was on her way to work at Group Health in Seattle when she crashed her Vespa on May 20th. Investigators are still trying to determine what happened between the scooter and the tracks of the First Hill Streetcar at 12th Avenue S. and South Jackson Stree
Renton Theater Shooting victim news
Renton theater shooting victim: ‘Can’t believe it happened to me’
Jan 29, 2016
Renton shooting victim Mallari’s attorney, Karen Koehler discusses how ushers from the theater didn’t appear to have a protocol in place to respond to an emergency.
Woman shot in Renton, Washington theater speaks out
Jan 30, 2016
Mallari’s attorney, Karen Koehler explains, “It would be physically impossible for the gun to have shot her from up here, down out through her chest, if it was dropped to the ground, and then discharged upwards.”
After this week’s homicides, KING5 News asks Karen to comment on The Jungle.
Seattle attorney: The Jungle has been ‘lawless’ for decades
Jan 28, 2016
KING5 News interviews Karen Koehler, who says a lawsuit she filed years ago proves both the city and state were aware of the dangers in the area along Airport Way South…
Two Year Old Girl Killed outside of Redmond Town Center Play Area
Redmond Town Center sued over death of toddler hit by car
Sep 11, 2015
Karen Koehler speaks to Seattle Times regarding clients, who are Redmond couple is suing the owners of Redmond Town Center.
Stevens Pass deadly tree fall
State to pay family $10M over fatal tree incident
Sep 5, 2014
The state of Washington will pay $10 million to the family members who survived a tree fall incident December 21, 2012 that killed Tim and Cheryl Owen of Bothell.