BRENEMAN GRUBE, plcc : Attorneys and Counselors at Law

(206) 770-7606
1200 Fifth Ave, Suite 625
Seattle, WA 98101

Case Results

Our attorneys have extensive courtroom experience.

The table below summarizes some representative results obtained by our attorneys on behalf of their clients. To schedule a consultation about your potential claim, contact us now.

Whether the case involves "large" or "moderate" damages, if the defendant does not offer just and fair compensation to our client in settlement, we will try the case to a jury and/or in arbitration. We are determined to find all available assets of the defendants to fairly and justly compensate our clients for their injuries. We only accept cases with merit that we believe we can win.

Type of Case Brief Description of our Attorneys' Representation of the Plaintiff(s) Results
Civil Rights The firm represented a woman who was shot in the back by a police officer while stopped on an Oregon road. The defendant refused to make an offer to settle. After a trial in federal court, but before the jury returned its verdict, the defendants' last offer was $750,000, which was rejected. The jury awarded a verdict of $8 million.
Automobile personal injury The firm represented a client who was injured in a rear-end automobile accident. The case settled for a gross payment in excess of $400,000 to the plaintiff two weeks before the jury trial was set to begin.
Automobile personal injury The firm represented a client who suffered massive facial injuries after a head on collision caused by a drunk driver on Interstate 5. The case settled for a gross payment in excess of $500,000 at mediation prior to filing suit.
Motorcycle personal injury The firm represented a client who suffered significant spinal injuries following an accident on a motorcycle trail. The case settled for a gross amount of $2.2 million shortly before trial.
Medical/Hospital Malpractice The firm represented a woman who suffered burns to her face in an operating room explosion during surgery. The case settled for a confidential substantial amount at mediation prior to filing suit.
Bicycle personal injury Our firm represented a male who was injured when his bicycle collided with a fuel tanker truck driven by an employee of the defendant fuel oil supply companies. The client alleged numerous permanent injuries.

The defendants denied any liability and asserted numerous affirmative defenses, including the comparative negligence of our client.
The liability insurance carrier for the defendants became insolvent. A complex dispute arose as to whether the Washington Insurance Guaranty Association ("WIGA") and/or the California Insurance Guaranty Association ("CIGA") were responsible to indemnify the defendants for the claims.

Shortly before trial, we obtained a settlement on behalf of the clients including the full amounts available from WIGA and CIGA, totaling $375,000, plus an additional cash out-of-pocket payment from the defendants of $50,000.

In addition, we obtained on behalf of our client a full policy limits payment under the client's automobile underinsured motorist policy of $100,000 for a total recovery of $525,000.
Automobile personal injury We represented a male who was injured in two motor vehicle collisions occurring within a few months of each other. The first collision was caused by Defendant H; the second collision was caused by a hit and run driver for which the plaintiff's uninsured motorist ("UIM") carrier was liable. Our client alleged that the collisions caused him to develop Fibromyalgia. Shortly before trial, the client settled his claim regarding the second collision with his UIM carrier. The defendants' last offer before trial was $18,000.

We tried the case before a 12-person jury in King County Superior Court. In the middle of trial, the defendants increased their offer to $25,000. The jury returned a verdict in favor of our client in excess of $144,000.

The trial court's judgment on the jury's verdict was affirmed by the Washington Court of Appeals. Our firm handled the successful appeal.
Construction Law Our firm represented the owners of an investment property whose general contractor breached the construction contract The defendant's last offer before trial was $15,000. The firm tried the case before a 12-person jury in Skagit County Superior Court.

The jury returned a verdict in favor of our client in excess of $130,000, plus the plaintiffs' attorneys' fees.
Automobile personal injury We represented a male who was injured in a rear-end collision caused by an employee of a construction company. Our client alleged permanent soft tissue injury to his back. The defendants' last offer before trial was $8,000. The firm tried the case before a 12-person jury in King County.

The jury returned a verdict in favor of our client in excess of $66,000. The trial judge's staff informed the attorney after the verdict was returned that, at the time, the verdict was the largest that had been returned in that judge's courtroom for a soft tissue injury case.
Automobile personal injury Our firm represented a female who was injured when an automobile driven by the defendant struck her The client's leg was broken. We obtained a settlement on behalf of our client including the full $100,000 amount available under the defendant's automobile liability policy, plus an additional out-of-pocket cash payment from the defendant of $35,000; written representations and warranties (verified by a private financial investigator hired by the firm) that defendant had no other assets upon which the client could execute; plus a policy limit payment of $25,000 from the underinsured motorist carrier of the client for a total recovery of $160,000.
Construction Law Our firm represented the owners of an investment property whose general contractor breached the construction contract. The defendant refused to make any offer of settlement. In arbitration under the AAA Construction Industry Arbitration Rules, the arbitrator awarded our clients over $52,000 in damages for the general contractor's breach of contract.
Automobile personal injury We represented a female who was injured when an automobile driven by the defendant struck a vehicle in which the client was a passenger. Our client suffered a head injury resulting in neuropsychological deficits. After filing suit and extensively preparing the case, we obtained a settlement on behalf of our client of payment of full policy limits available from the liability insurance carrier of the defendant, plus payment of full policy limits available from the underinsured motorist insurer of our clients, plus waiver of PIP lien.
Automobile personal injury We represented a female who was injured when an automobile driven by the defendant rear-ended the vehicle that the client was driving. The client suffered a herniated cervical disc as a result of the collision. After filing suit and extensively preparing the case, we obtained a settlement on behalf of the client for the payment of $125,000.
Sex discrimination/ sexual harassment; wage and hour The firm represented two females who were employed by Outback Steakhouse's Pacific northwest franchise. The clients alleged the defendants violated state and federal laws prohibiting sex discrimination and sexual harassment, as well as state and federal wage and hour law. Defendants denied any liability and asserted numerous affirmative defenses. We tried the case before a 12-person jury in a month-long trial in King County Superior Court. The defendants' last offer, as the jury was deliberating on its second day, was $100,000. The jury found in favor of both plaintiffs. The trial court entered judgments on behalf of our clients against the defendants in excess of $700,000. That portion of the judgment appealed by Outback was affirmed in a published opinion by the Washington Court of Appeals. Our firm handled the successful appeal.
Automobile personal injury We represented a male who was injured when an automobile driven by the defendant rear-ended the vehicle driven by the client. The client suffered soft tissue injuries to his back. Shortly before trial, we obtained on behalf of our client a settlement with the primary wrongdoer. We then sought recovery against the client's underinsured motorist ("UIM") carrier. The UIM carrier refused to make a fair settlement to the client.

We tried the UIM claim to an arbitrator and obtained an award from the arbitrator significantly greater than what the UIM carrier had offered before the arbitration.
Automobile personal injury We represented a tow-truck driver who was injured when his tow-truck was struck by an oncoming vehicle as our client was making a left turn onto a freeway entrance. Shortly before trial, we settled the case for full policy limits available from the defendant's liability insurance carrier, plus payment of full policy limits available from our client's employer's underinsured motorist insurer.


DISCLAIMER: These case summaries are in no way meant to suggest that our firm, or any lawyer, can obtain the same or similar results for your case. Each case is different. Differences in facts and law, as well as many other differences, create different results. It is impossible to predict what result might be obtained with your case. The case summaries above are set forth for the sole purpose of providing you an idea of the experience our attorneys have. You should not use the case summaries above to create any expectations about the results that may be obtained in your case.