When you are driving in and around Spokane, you should never have to worry about being injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another person. One family in Spokane is still reeling from a crash earlier this year, in which a Wenatchee woman was just jailed for a failed court appearance. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we are dedicated to helping clients recover the compensation they deserve. Our Spokane car accident lawyers are ready to help.
This was a horrible crash
In April, a collision in north Spokane left a woman and her two children seriously injured. Police say that Jessica H. Fisk, 21, was driving her vehicle northbound on State Route 395 near Whitworth University. Authorities say she was driving at 68 miles per hour when her Dodge Challenger traveled into the oncoming lane at the intersection of West Hawthorne Road.
Video surveillance from a business nearby shows that Fisk did not stop at the red light and struck a minivan carrying Jamie Biggerstaff and her two children. Her vehicle then struck another car before coming to rest in the intersection.
As a result of the crash, Biggerstaff suffered a fractured pelvis. Her daughter sustained a lacerated spleen, a fractured collarbone, and a lung contusion. Her son also suffered from a lacerated spleen and a lung contusion, as well as a kidney injury and a pelvic injury.
Fisk was also seriously injured and was transported to the hospital. Nobody else was injured in the crash.
Fisk failed to appear in court
Fisk was charged with three counts of vehicular assault in Spokane County Superior Court in October. She was also facing a series of charges unrelated to the incident. She failed to appear in court on the vehicular assault charge because she is jailed in Chelan County on unrelated charges.
Car accidents are not uncommon
During the latest reporting year in Washington, there were 115,999 total accidents, according to the state Department of Transportation. Out of those, we know there were:
- 494 fatal crashes
- 1,936 suspected serious injury crashes
- 7,766 suspected minor injury crashes
- 25,012 possible injury crashes
Spokane car crashes can lead to severe injuries, as evidenced by the story above. The car accident attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC commonly help clients dealing with the following after a crash:
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
We can help you in the aftermath of a crash
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence, please seek legal assistance. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we are dedicated to helping clients recover the compensation they deserve, which can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the crash
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent driver
When you need a Spokane car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.