Auto Accident Results
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.
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 Murphy 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. Our client was driving in slushy road conditions when she saw a speeding semi truck that was heading in the oncoming lane begin to lose control.
Our client Derek was driving home when he was struck by another driver who was distracted by his young children, failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the center line, and crashed directly into Derek. Derek was extricated from his vehicle and was airlifted in critical condition to the nearest hospital, where he was treated for a fractured forearm, fractured fibula, hip dislocation and broken ribs. His treatments included surgeries, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Derek’s resulting medical bills were more than $200,000.
Dean Brett recently completed a fascinating case in which two women were seriously injured by a drunk driver who fled from law enforcement, led police on a high-speed chase, and slammed head-on into a vehicle. A Sheriff’s Deputy had made contact with the defendant because his car was sitting in the road, stopped, with no lights on, in the travel lane. When the driver saw the deputy’s car, he began driving in an erratic manner, and the deputy pulled him over. Once the deputy realized that the defendant was drunk, the deputy began the process to complete a breathalyzer test on the defendant.
Chris contacted Brett Murphy 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.
Brett Murphy’s Seattle attorney Steve Knapp was selected by the victim of a rear-end collision to represent him as he sought to recover from his injuries which included back and neck injuries. He was rear-ended by an uninsured driver who was 100% at fault for following too closely and failing to stop in time. Our client eventually had to undergo back surgery, resulting in $20,000 in medical bills. Steve Knapp worked with our client’s insurance company to secure a $100,000 settlement which represents the Underinsured Motorist Insurance (UIM) portion of the policy.
Steve Knapp’s client was seriously injured when she was rear-ended by the defendant who was cited by police for following too closely. Our client’s car was totaled, and she incurred $18,000 in medical bills being treated for injuries that include bulging discs, neck and back strain, and leg strain.