The following results include jury verdicts, arbitration awards, mediated settlements and negotiated settlements that we have obtained on behalf of our clients:
High school swimmer was rendered quadriplegic as a result of a diving accident.
Our Tacoma auto accident attorneys represented a client sustained severe closed head injury and brain trauma as a result of accident on Interstate 5. Client disabled from working in prior profession.
Medical negligence in failing to diagnose infection resulting in below knee amputation of both legs, partial amputation of all fingers, multiple skin grafts and permanent disability and disfigurement.
Three construction workers injured by a defective scaffolding plank.
Client paralyzed as a result of medical negligence.
Hospital personnel negligently inserted nasogastric tube through client’s nose and into brain causing severe traumatic brain injury and death.
Failure to properly diagnose and treat eating disorder in minor client resulting in multiple heart attacks, permanent brain injury and severe retardation.
Client presented for surgery to correct a rectal prolapse. Defendant doctors removed a portion of client’s rectal colon and failed to properly connect colon to the appropriate organ system. Client required numerous additional surgeries and is unable to have a normal bowel movement without excruciating pain.
Recovery on behalf of owner of gravel pit for breach of license agreement.
Medical negligence in failing to properly diagnose and treat flesh eating bacteria occurring on client’s face requiring extensive skin grafts and resulting in severe deformity and disfigurement.
Client was attacked by defendant’s dog resulting in severe injuries. Defendant failed to properly restrain the dog.
Medical negligence during and after surgical repair of an abdominal hernia resulted in intra-abdominal sepsis secondary to bowel leak leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome, multiple organ failure, coma and additional surgeries.
Medical negligence caused client to suffer a stroke.
Client was struck by semi-truck and trailer wheels rolled over client’s body causing severe injury.
Medical negligence in the incorrect administration of pain management medication resulting in bilateral incomplete paraplegia.
Client was involved in a head-on collision when a bus crossed the centerline. Client suffered a severe closed head injury preventing him from returning to his previous employment.
Wrongful death of fisherman killed in an on-shore accident.
Client was involved in serious head on collision with uninsured motorist while on-the-job resulting in physical injury and posttraumatic stress disorder. Client can no longer work as a commercial truck driver.
Client received negligent medical care after an automobile accident resulting in the death of her unborn child.
Client was a rear seat passenger in a vehicle that was involved in an automobile accident. Client severely injured as a result of a defective seatbelt. The other three occupants of the vehicle sustained only minor injuries.
Client was killed in automobile accident caused as a result of defendant’s failure to yield the right-of-way.
Firefighter severely injured when flame-resistant suit failed because of defective thread.
Minor client presented with pre-existing medical condition. Defendants were advised of pre-existing condition and advised to consult client’s regular treating physician. Defendants failed to contact client’s regular doctor and negligently failed to properly care for client resulting in wrongful death of client.
Minor client was on his way to school and was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. Defendant driver had pulled into oncoming lane to pass another vehicle and struck client causing serious injuries.
Left forearm partially severed and then re-attached resulting in loss of function due to unsafe trenching and shoring practices of general contractor. Client left unable to continue work as a pipe layer.
Medical negligence resulted in death of client’s unborn child.
Client presented for uncomplicated cesarean section delivery of baby. Defendant doctors performed a bilateral tubal ligation without the consent or authorization of client. Client unable to have additional children.
Client was killed as a result of an in cab fuel tank which caught fire after an automobile accident.
Client was a fisherman whose back was injured when an unsecured crane fell on him in the hold of a vessel.
Client was injured when he fell through an unguarded hole in the deck of ship while sandblasting.
Client was riding bicycle and was struck by motorist that failed to yield the right-of-way. Client sustained numerous injuries including closed head injury.
Recovery for child killed by a mental patient negligently released from Western State Hospital.
Won a substantial verdict on behalf of a woman injured by a mental patient released from Western State Hospital. Established legal precedent in the State of Washington requiring mental health professionals to take reasonable precautions to protect people who could be endangered by patient’s mental problems. Peterson v. State of Washington, 100 Wn.2d 421.
Obtained a substantial settlement against the state of Washington over the deaths of two children killed by a man negligently released from prison into a work release program.
Every personal injury case is different and the result depends on the seriousness of the injury, the degree of the defendant’s responsibility, any negligence on the part of the person injured, the manner in which the facts of the injury are documented, the timeliness in seeking legal advice, prior medical history and many other factors specific to the case. The above results are not to be construed as a guarantee, expectation or warranty of any type.
"Client was disabled from working in prior profession after sustaining a severe closed head injury and brain trauma in an automobile accident on Interstate 5. $7,845,000. "
"Pedestrian client was struck by semi-truck, and the trailer wheels rolled over client’s body causing severe injury. $1,145,000. "
"Client was involved in a head-on collision when a bus crossed the center line. Client suffered a severe closed head injury preventing him from returning to his previous employment. $884,998. "
"Client was involved in serious head-on collision with uninsured motorist while on-the-job, resulting in physical injury and posttraumatic stress disorder. Client can no longer work as a commercial truck driver. $708,000. "
"Client was a rear seat passenger in a vehicle that was involved in an automobile accident. Client was severely injured as the result of a defective seatbelt, while the other three occupants of the vehicle sustained only minor injuries. $650,000. "
"Client was killed in automobile accident caused by defendant’s failure to yield the right-of-way. $650,000. "
"Minor client was on his way to school and was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. Defendant driver had pulled into oncoming lane to pass another vehicle and struck client, causing serious injuries. $500,000. "
"Client was killed as a result of an in-cab fuel tank, which caught fire after an automobile accident. $350,000. "
"Client riding a bicycle was struck by a motorist who failed to yield the right-of-way. Client sustained numerous injuries, including a closed head injury. $120,000. "
"I have been a client of Dan Kyler’s since 1996. Having had numerous car accidents, I rely upon Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler to help me through them. The most obscure questions have been answered and help is given on all levels. Thanks."
"John Wilson demonstrated his professionalism by keeping us current on our case, explaining our options, giving us realistic expectations and demonstrating the highest level of ethics and integrity beyond reproach. We have the highest confidence that we were well represented."
"Dan Hannula’s hard work helped to settle my auto accident case. "
"Having a motorcycle accident was bad enough, let alone dealing with insurance companies. John Wilson and his staff made everything easy to understand and hassle free. "
"I am extremely satisfied with the service I experienced with this firm and I would recommend them to anyone that needs legal representation. Michael Fisher and his staff are great people. "
"Vern Harkins perseverance and hard work made it possible to get the maximum settlement from the insurance company. I know he had my interest in mind as demonstrated by his actions. "
"The office staff were courteous, pleasant and kept me informed as to what was going on throughout the whole ordeal. "
"Molly Crowley is a very professional and knowledgeable lawyer. I felt I was very well represented!! "
"Molly Crowley was knowledgeable, kept me informed every step of the way and just did a great job! "
"We got a fair settlement and were treated with respect and dignity throughout the whole process. -Blake W. "