Highway Safety

Seward vs. State of WA

Seward vs. State of WA

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. 

Van Lear vs. State of Washington, et al.

November 2013

$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.