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James C. Buckley
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James Buckley’s Legal Cases

10 total

  • Automobile vs United Ocean Seafood Van

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Settlement $1 Million
    Description:
    Client had suffered head injury; leg and arm injuries.
  • Dump Truck Driver & Employer

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Settlement: $1 Million
    Description:
    The client had suffered knee and leg injuries; fractured pelvis and ankle; post-traumatic stress disorder; emotional distress.
  • Motorcyclist vs. Drunk Driver and Drinking Establishments

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Settlement: $697,500
    Description:
    The client was rear-ended by a van driven by a drunk driver. The client was thrown off his motorcycle from the impact and fractured his back. The investigation revealed that the drunk driver was served drinks at two separate commercial establishments although he was visibly intoxicated. According to the police, the blood alcohol content of the drunk driver after the accident ranged from .15 to .16.
  • Passenger vs. Driver and Auto Manufacturer

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Settlement: $1.2 Million plus Confidential Settlement with Auto Manufacturer
    Description:
    The client was a passenger in a vehicle that rolled over after her husband fell asleep at the wheel. In the process of the rollover, the door on the client’s side came open. The client sustained fractures to her hip and leg. She also suffered open dislocation of her knee and laceration. Auto manufacturer was sued for defective product. Case settled with the auto manufacturer for confidential amount. Insurer for driver and underinsured motorist coverage settled for their policy limits.
  • Minor Child vs. Restaurant Owners

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Settlement: $1 Million (policy limits)
    Description:
    The client was a 5 year old child who slipped and fell on a restaurant bathroom floor which had water, paper, and food products on the bathroom floor. The client sustained a fractured skull and mild brain injury.
  • Single Vehicle Rollover Accident

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Settlement: $1 Million (policy limits)
    Description:
    The clients were 4 passengers in a single rollover car accident versus the driver. The three clients sustained various injuries and one client was killed.
  • Victims vs. the state of Washington and the Department of Corrections

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Settlement: $1.1 Million
    Description:
    The clients were a man who was shot by a parolee who was under the supervision of the Department of Corrections and the wife of another man who was killed by the parolee. The clients alleged the Department of Corrections was negligent in its supervision of the parolee. The Department of Corrections claimed that they were not liable.
  • Pedestrian vs. Motorist

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Settlement: $1.5 Million
    Description:
    The client was walking in a crosswalk and was struck by a vehicle making a left turn. The client was dragged underneath the vehicle for approximately 20 feet. The driver contended that the client had crossed the street against the “do not walk” signal. The client suffered fractures to his arm, leg, knee, ribs and pelvis. Case settled for $1.5 million insurance policy limit.
  • Chen v. City of Seattle, 153 Wash.App. 890, 223 P.3d 1230, (2009)

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Settlement: $3.1 Million
    Description:
    Pedestrian crossing the roadway in a marked crosswalk with a large pedestrian crossing sign with blinking yellow lights at 10th and Jackson was struck and killed by a vehicle. The pedestrian’s wife and adult daughter sued the driver of the vehicle for negligence and the city of Seattle for failure to maintain the crosswalk in a reasonably safe condition. The city paid $2.75 million and the driver’s insurer paid its $300,000 policy limits to settle the case. Underinsured motorist insurance carrier paid its $100,000 underinsured motorist policy limits.
  • Santosa v. The Chrysler Corporation and Gerstel, 113 Wash.App. 1031, 2002 WL 31045305 (Wash.App. Div. 1)

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Plaintiff Verdict: $5.1 Million
    Description:
    The client had suffered partial leg amputation; fractured leg; head and hand injuries; scars. The jury determined that the 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokees were not reasonably safe due to their design. Defendant, Daimler Chrysler was negligent for failing to retrofit the Jeep with a brake transmission shift interlock and failing to provide adequate warning after the Jeep was manufactured. There are over 500 active runaway Jeep Cherokee injury and death cases nationally and this was the first, and so far the only, that has carried a jury verdict. Daimler Chrysler's appeal was rejected at the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court levels; consequently, Buckley & Associates successfully forced Daimler Chrylser to pay the judgment, plus interest, for a net total exceeding $6 million dollars.