Aquatic Injuries

McLaughlin vs. City of Ocean Shores

December 2008

$1,500,000 settlement

Settlement for the family of an Ocean Shores Fire Department Captain who died as a result of injuries from a near-drowning during a Surf Rescue Team training on personal watercraft (PWC).

Pattison vs. City of Chelan

March 2008

$4,500,000 settlement

Settlement for a spinal cord injury that resulted in the client being a tetraplegic. Client dove into Lake Chelan in a city park and hit his head on submerged rocks. No warnings of the danger were posted, nor were "No Diving" signs.