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Head & Brain Injury 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.

Our client Adam was a pedestrian walking on a sidewalk when he was hit by an SUV driven by a woman who was startled by a spider and drove off the road. Adam was thrown to the ground and knocked unconscious for 48 hours. He sustained serious injuries including a badly broken right leg requiring two surgeries, a closed head injury, and scalp lacerations.

Attorney David Brown, of the Brett Murphy Bellingham office, negotiated extensively with the Hartford Insurance Company to achieve a $346,000 settlement for Adam.

Attorney Steve Knapp, of the Brett Murphy Seattle office, working in conjunction with attorney Robert Warren of Edmonds, was hired by a client who was injured in an off-road vehicle accident to investigate the issue of fault and liability. Our client was the passenger on a Polaris Ranger ATV when the driver lost control and slammed into an embankment. The client sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, as well as left shoulder injuries that may require future surgery.