Four month-long trial on behalf of dozens of victims of the September 24, 2015 Ride the Ducks crash, resulting in a verdict of more than $123,000,000.
On October 12, 2013, Ms. Seward was a passenger in a vehicle that over corrected and struck an overpass pillar. She played no role in causing the incident. The vehicle should have encountered a barrier that would have redirected it. Instead, it hit a mound of dirt, called an earth berm, that WSDOT installed years before.
November 4, 2016
$2,993,121 verdict for a plaintiff on motorcycle that struck a pavement edge drop-off on a highway on-ramp.
$1,200,000 settlement for 32 year old wife and mother driving on Alderwood Mall Parkway when a State of Washington dump truck pulled out in front of her causing her pickup truck to slam into the side of the dump truck.
$1,200,000 settlement against county for unsafe road. Motorcyclist struck at intersection by driver on side street whose view of approaching motorcycle was obstructed by overgrown vegetation. Orthopedic injuries.
$1,000,000 settlement for Plaintiff on bicycle struck in crosswalk in Seattle by dump truck.
$2,000,000 settlement for wrongful death when vehicle slid on icy bridge with inadequate railing, and plunged into river below, drowning.
$10,000,000 settlement for five family members injured (two deaths) when a tree fell on their car while traveling on SR 2.
$1,100,000 settlement where long, deep rut in road on SR 12 caused Plaintiff’s motorcycle to crash, resulting in internal injuries and fractures.
$4,000,000 settlement for Plaintiff on a bicycle who encountered a 2-inch vertical change between concrete sidewalk panels on the Montlake Bridge sidewalk. Defendants each blamed the other (State bridge; City sidewalk). Plaintiff suffered incomplete quadriplegia.
$3,750,000 settlement where Defendant driver pulled onto a busy intersection on SR 2 and struck Plaintiffs who were on a motorcycle. The SR 2-Flint Road intersection was unsafe because of the failure to provide a traffic light or otherwise reduce chaos at intersection. Both Plaintiffs suffered internal injuries and multiple fractures.
$2,000,000 settlement with one defendant. $4,352,350 trial verdict.
Defective road design and signing. Traumatic Brain Injury to 19 year old girl. Case proceeds to Trial against adverse driver and Clark County Public Utility.
Settlement in additional benefits over $344,000 in Labor and Industries benefits for a firefighter injured when an unrestrained hose burst during a drill, striking Plaintiff in the legs. Total recovery was $1,044,000.
Settlement for a defective bridge where a gap in the bridge deck was too wide, allowing a bicycle tire to wedge in the gap, throwing the rider to the ground and paralyzing him.
Settlement for a seriously injured 69 year old pedestrian hit by an automobile in a crosswalk where the warning lights were not working.
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).
Settlement for the wrongful death of a 67-year-old leaving a wife and two adult sons when he was hit in a dangerous pedestrian crossing.
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.
Settlement for death of a 12-year-old on a bicycle struck by a police vehicle.
Settlement for a French foreign exchange student who was a pedestrian hit by a vehicle while crossing Fort Vancouver Way on her way to school. The City failed to provide proper lighting for the crossing.