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Gregory Stephen Colburn
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Gregory Colburn’s Legal Cases

13 total


  • $450,000 for pedestrian hit in crosswalk

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $450,000 Settlement
    Description:
    My client was walking to work at Starbucks corporate headquarters in SoDo when she was hit by a car turning left. She was in the crosswalk and had the "WALK" signal. The left turning driver had a flashing yellow signal, but said that due to heavy rain and poor street lighting he was unable to see my client. My investigation revealed that the City of Seattle received multiple complaints from citizens and business groups about pedestrian safety in the area and this intersection in particular. After a lengthy battle with the City of Seattle and a three week jury trial, the City eventually paid $350,000 to settle the case. My client's total recovery was $450,000.
  • $1,000,000 for two years in a wheelchair

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Outcome:
    $1,000,000 Settlement
    Description:
    On October 10, 2002, I fell from a rooftop while working as a carpenter because of the roofing subcontractor's negligence. As a result of the impact, I suffered catastrophic injuries to my feet which left me wheelchair bound for two years. Two months before I fell, I signed a professional baseball contract after finishing my career as a student-athlete for the University of Washington Huskies. My injuries ended my baseball career. While in my wheelchair, I tried getting help from more than 80 attorneys - all of whom rejected my case and offered no assistance. Ultimately, through persistence and diligence I persuaded an attorney to help me. While in law school, I worked at my attorney's office handling my own case. Although I am able to walk, hike and jog, my injuries left me with permanent impairments. On February 23, 2007, I settled my personal injury case for $1,000,000.
  • $2,150,000 for traumatic brain injury

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $2,150,000.00 Settlement
    Description:
    A drunk driver catastrophically injured two young men. One man was left paralyzed. The other, our client, suffered a traumatic brain injury which altered his personality and prevented him from gainful employment for the rest of his life. The drunk driver was operating a commercial vehicle with insurance coverage totaling $6,000,000. After the defendant's insurance companies offered the entire $6,000,000, both young men were forced to apportion the insurance proceeds.
  • $245,000 Pedestrian hit in parking lot

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $245,000 settlement for insurance limits
    Description:
    (not available)
  • $335,000 for single dad injured by delivery truck

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $335,000 settlement
    Description:
    (not available)
  • $1,000,000 Wheelchair passenger pushed off lift

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $1,000,000 (policy limit)
    Description:
    An elderly patient on a transportation van was carelessly pushed out of the van by the driver without the driver confirming that the wheelchair lift had been raised. The patient tipped backwards, fell to the ground and struck her head suffering a traumatic brain injury
  • $3,400,000 Department of Corrections Fails Again

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Oct 24, 2012
    Outcome:
    $3,400,000
    Description:
    The State of Washington Department of Corrections failed to supervise a High Violent Offender on parole. DOC made no effort to contact or apprehend the High Violent Offender for more than five months, during which time she got high on Crack Cocaine and Methamphetamines nearly every day. She also manufactured and sold hard core drugs. Finally, the High Violent Offender was spotted driving erradically. Local police were notified, but when they attempted to arrest the High Violent Offender she sped off and a high speed chase ensued. Ultimately, while driving at 80 MPH - 90 MPH, the offender ran a red light and t-boned another vehicle, instantly killing the driver and permanently injuring the passenger.
  • $1,200,000 Traumatic Brain Injury

    Practice Area:
    Brain Injury
    Outcome:
    $1,200,000 ($500,000 UIM Policy Limit)
    Description:
    Our client was a top performing real estate agent when she was rear-ended by an underinsured driver. She suffered a traumatic brain injury that prevented her from continuing to work. Client made a claim for Underinsured Motorist Benefits against her insurance company, American Family. American Family denied her claim. After a three day arbitration, the arbitrator determined that our client's damages total approximately $1,200,000.
  • $650,000 for Drunk Driving/Dram Shop Case

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Outcome:
    $650,000
    Description:
    Our client was hit by a driver who was over-served at a local tavern. The victim was severely injured. Our firm was able to negotiate a $650,000 settlement.
  • $250,000 Settlement for Dog Bite Victim

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $250,000
    Description:
    Our client was viciously attacked by a pit bull while walking her dog in a residential neighborhood. The dog escaped from the owners yard and attacked her and her dog on the street. Our client incurred $27,000 in medical expenses.