This case arose in Clallam County. Mr. Koester was the passenger in a delivery van that was making a right-hand turn.
A fully loaded logging truck was behind them and was not paying attention. When he realized the box van was slowing, the log truck driver shot to the right just as the box van was making the right-hand turn. The reluctant impact caused significant injuries to Mr. Koester. Instead of accepting responsibility, the log truck driver's insurance company blamed both Mr. Koester and the driver of his box van.
Always up for a challenge, Sunshine took on the insurance company head on at trial resulting in a verdict of $525,000.