P. NOTCH v. THERESA EDWARDS; LINDA COSTARELLA
Arbitration Date: September 15, 2006
TOPIC: REAR END COLLISION (MULTIPLE VEHICLES)-ADMITTED LIABILITY
Award: PLAINTIFF AWARD for $28,887
Plaintiff: Kirk R. Wines of O’Brien, Barton & Hopkins (Issaquah)
Defendant: Donna Chamberlin of Bullivant Houser Bailey (Seattle)
ARBITRATOR: Boyd Wiley
INJURIES: BACK INJURY
Back injury; lower thoracic and lumbar spine pain with associated tingling. Plaintiff also had signs of spinal cord compression. Permanency claimed; Plaintiff contended his injury limited his activities and sitting for long periods of time.
Specials: Med. $6,609; Lost Wages $568; Prop. Damage – vehicle totaled; General Damages $2,819.
1/15/03 – Plaintiff contended his vehicle was struck from the rear at a high speed by Defendant Edwards who was driving Defendant Costarella’s vehicle. The impact pushed Plaintiff’s vehicle into the vehicle in front of it, forcing that vehicle into a fourth vehicle. The driver’s seat of Plaintiff’s vehicle was broken by the force of the impact and Plaintiff’s knees broke the dash. Plaintiff’s vehicle was towed from the scene.