For most of her life, Attorney Katrina Washington has dedicated time and energy to fighting for those that could not fight for themselves. Whether as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children or as a teen court judge, Katrina has always strived to make a difference. So in 2012, when a U.S. Army veteran and his wife walked into a meeting with Katrina they found an alley. They were upfront and honest about their case. They knew their case wasn’t a big money case, but they wanted to be treated fairly. They had letters from four other law firms that had dropped their case. They even had a letter from the insurance company telling the veteran and his wife they would never pay money on the claim. For us, the letters from the other lawyers dropping the case and the insurance company was a challenge, but more than that helping the veteran and his wife was a calling.
Katrina did what good lawyers are supposed to do. She mapped the area where the wreck occurred. She measured the distance between where the wreck occurred and where the witness that blamed our client parked his truck. She conducted a thorough background check on the supposed neutral witness. She learned that his story was fabricated and red flags in his background indicated that he was biased against certain people. From there, The Washington Firm filed suit and served the trucking company with more than 40 pages of detailed discovery requests. We proudly prosecuted our client’s claim and reassured the insurance company and the trucking company that we would go to trial before we walked away from a military veteran and his wife. In the end, while our client suffered from sprains and strains to his back, the insurance company and the trucking company that promised they would never pay wrote our client a $30,000 check.