Past Results

Personal Injury CasesWon

Nobody Plans to Be Injured

Injuries sustained because of the negligence of a person, corporation or business can be devastating. Nobody plans to be injured. Your world is turned upside down. I work to obtain full recovery of the damages sustained. I hold those accountable that fail to follow rules that would have prevented the incident, enhancing safety for us all.

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If You’ve Been Injured and Need Answers

If you’ve been injured and are seeking an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney, contact me for a free consultation.

Personal Injury Cases Won

When a case goes to trial, what’s considered a win? Technically you’ve won a case if the jury finds in your client’s favor. More critically, you win a jury trial by obtaining a  verdict that will give the client a greater recovery than they would have recovered if the last settlement offer was accepted.

Sometimes the best recovery is a settlement — which can happen at any time up until the jury renders a verdict. Factors playing into whether a case settles include risk, cost, and the potential of the verdict being higher than the settlement offer. Whether through verdict or settlement, I can help you “win” just as I’ve helped others put their lives back together and hold those accountable for their negligence.

Personal Injury Claim Settlement Amounts




Although I’ve handled over 2,000 cases, I understand that to you, yours is the most important. You only have one chance to obtain a recovery. We will seek full recovery of damages sustained.

I’ve worked with diverse clients with varying types of personal injury, accident, and malpractice claims. Below is just a sampling of the cases I’ve resolved.

  • $1,215,000.00 (plus confidential amount from vehicle mfg), Rollover Collision
  • $1,075,000.00 Motorcycle Crash, Fractured Pelvis
  • $1,000,000.00, Moderate Rear End Collision, Back Injury
  • $900,000.00, Construction Site Incident, Stute Claim, Neck Injury,  Disputed Liability.
  • $900,000.00, Worksite Incident, Hand Injury
  • $750,000.00 Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose Pulmonary Embolism, resulting in death.
  • $630,000.00, Two Moderate Collisions, Aggravation of MS and a TBI
  • $573,00.000, Jury Verdict, Snow Plow/Tow Plow Collision with Semi, back injury
  • $500,000.00, Dog Attack, Disputed Liability
  • $495,000.00, Premises Liability – Trip and Fall, Shoulder and Wrist Injury
  • $465,000.00, Premises Liability – Trip and Fall, Fractured Hip
  • $425,000.00 Tractor Trailer Collision, Back and Neck Injury
  • $424,000.00, Moderate Rear End Collision, Back and Hip Injury
  • $400,000.00, Pedestrian/Vehicle Collision, Disputed Liability
  • $350,000.00, Premises Liability, Fall on Ice
  • $350,000.00, Injury Related to Prescription Error, Disputed Liability
  • $350,000.00, Full Policy Limits, High Speed Collision, Head Injury.
  • $315,000.00, General Damages, Broken Leg, Commercial Fishing Injury
  • $300,000.00 General Damages, Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose, Disputed Liability
  • $300,000.00, Policy Limits Recovery, BB Gun Incident, Loss of Eye
  • $275,000.00, Premises Liability, Motorcyclist Struck Cable Across Trail
  • $250,000.00, Trip and Fall on City of Seattle Sidewalk
  • $247,000.00, Pedestrian, Leg Injury
  • $225,000.00, Dog Bite
  • $200,000.00, Auto Collision, Wrist Injury, Policy Limits Recovery
  • $200,000.00, Pedestrian/Vehicle Collision, Leg Injury, Policy Limits Recovery
  • $160,000.00, Shoulder Injury, Commercial Fishing
  • $150,000.00, Fall from Public Transit Van, Fractured Wrist
  • $150,000.00, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall
  • $125,000.00, Auto Collision, Broken Wrist, Policy Limits Recovery
  • $100,000.00, Dog Bite, Thigh Laceration
  • $75,000.00, Dog Bite, Hand/Wrist Injury
  • Legal Malpractice (attorney missed statute of limitations) Confidential Settlement amount

The cases and results above are a selected sampling. This is a partial list and doesn’t constitute a promise, guarantee, or warranty of any kind. Results differ from case to case depending on the facts.

If you have questions and are looking for answers regarding an injury or accident contact me. I’d be happy to provide a free consultation to assess the merits of your case.

What to Expect

When you’re hurt, you probably don’t know what to do. You have competing insurance companies calling you and you’re unclear of their roles and agendas. You may not be fully aware of the benefits you qualify for from your own insurance company — when was the last time you read your policy? — or even who all of the potential at-fault parties are regarding your injury.

The sooner you call the sooner your situation can be evaluated and explained to you — and the sooner I can start working to get you taken care of.

Example of what your experience might be like — from intake to completion

  1. Free Consultation (typically done in person)
  2. If hired, an agreement is signed by both parties. No retainer or advanced cost is required
  3. Notice of representation. I will contact and work with all of the involved Insurance companies.
  4. Ensure medical treatment is given and the proper insurer is paying for it
  5. Assist with damaged vehicle if applicable
  6. Acquire medical records when needed
  7. Once treatment is done, the value of the case can be assessed based on all information available
  8. Settlement negotiations occur
  9. If no settlement is reached a lawsuit is filed
  10. After a lawsuit is filed, a trial date is set
  11. Discovery begins. Discovery will include interrogatories which are written questions answered under oath, and depositions where you’ll be asked questions under oath. In some cases, you may be asked to be examined by a medical expert hired by the defendant.
  12. Many cases settle after the discovery process concludes either informally or through mediation.
  13. If not settled, then trial prep continues.
  14. Trial proceeds.
  15. The verdict is rendered and judgment obtained

Every case is unique and the above is just a general outline of what you may experience. Because both sides are continually weighing the strengths and weaknesses of the case, a case can settle at any time — even during jury deliberations.

Don’t Let Someone Else’s Mistake Ruin Your Life

Regardless of where you’re at in the process, if someone else's mistake or negligence caused you an injury, please submit my free consultation form or give me a call at (425) 374-4907. I can help get things sorted out and make sure you’re getting the medical treatment and benefits you’re entitled to.

I look forward to discussing your case with you,
Derek P. Radtke

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