Because HaRam Kim was a single adult with no children, just starting her life in college, and because her parents did not live in the United States, the loss of her as a person is worth nothing under current Washington law. In contrast, the sons of Claudia Derschmidt, killed on the same bus and in the same crash, could make a claim for the loss of their mother.
A person died after falling into the Duwamish Waterway in South Seattle early Thursday morning.
Around 4:45 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department received calls saying a "worker" had fallen into the water near the 5200 block of E. Marginal Way S. About 15 minutes later, the department reported the person had been taken out of the water and onto a barge.
A King County jury on Thursday awarded about $123 million to the victims and their families in the 2015 Ride the Ducks crash that killed five people and injured more than 60 others.
The jury determined after a four-month civil trial that Ride the Ducks International — the Branson, Missouri-based manufacturer of the Duck amphibious vehicle — bore 67 to 70 percent of the responsibility for the crash. The jury also found that Ride the Ducks of Seattle, which operated the tour vehicle, was 30 to 33 percent at fault.
NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY: Injured international students from the Ride the Ducks accident on the Aurora Bridge will be given private insurance plans if they lose student health coverage during prolonged medical leaves, state officials said last Friday.
KING 5 NEWS: For parents suffering the loss of a child, the grief will always be raw. “On July 7, 2014, our son Bradley Hogue, 19, was horrifically killed on his second day at work,” his mother Deanna Hogue said.
KING 5 NEWS: The family of the two victims killed in the Bellevue Chimney condominiums fire wants to hold the man who police say started the fire accountable. They filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Christo Fournarakis and his wife, along with the Chimney Homeowner's Association.
MY NORTHWEST: Renters beware: Some landlords may try to scam you out of your security deposit. While state law gives landlords the right to withhold portions of a deposit for damages beyond normal wear and tear, some have made it a practice to keep money they are not entitled to.