Seattle Highway Accident Attorneys
Injured in a Car Crash on a Highway? Call (888) 228-3860
While the Washington freeway system allows drivers to get from point A to point B in a short amount of time, it also creates a serious risk of injuries or death when thousands of drivers travel at high speeds. It only takes a single moment of carelessness to lead to major vehicle pileups, catastrophic injuries, and untimely deaths.
If you have been involved in a collision on the freeway, the Seattle dangerous road accident lawyers at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. can provide the information and guidance you need. You may be entitled to compensation for the injuries, damages, and losses you have suffered due to another's negligence.
Freeway Accident Recoveries
- $1,925,000 recovery in a wrongful death claim for a Federal Way family that was traveling when they were cut off on the freeway causing their car to rollover.
- $1,625,000 recovery for a wrongful death claim for the family of a man killed as the result of a highway design defect.
- $390,000 recovery for a 39-year old woman who injured her back when she was sideswiped by another car on I-90.
- $275,000 recovery for Kent highway accident.
What are the Most Common Factors in a Washington Freeway Accident?
More often than not, freeway crashes can be explained by human error, especially when travelling at high speeds among so many other drivers. The most common mistakes that drivers make on Seattle's freeways include:
- Excessive speeding
- Unsafe lane changes
- Vehicles on roadside
- Fatigued driving
- Distracted driving
- Defective auto part
Another dangerous factor that is often overlooked in a freeway crash is that defective freeways can cause serious accidents, as well. These dangers include poor lighting, lack of signs, negligent highway maintenance, and improperly marked construction zones, and defective highway design.
At Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., our knowledgeable Seattle accident attorneys can help you investigate the cause of a fatal or non-fatal freeway crash in order to build a strong case on your behalf.
After a traffic collision, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim if the injury was caused by someone else's negligent actions.
Do I Have a Valid Washington Freeway Accident Claim?
Washington State is a "pure comparative fault" state, which means that injured victims may still recover damages, even if the victim bears 99 percent of the blame for the crash. However, the recovery amount will depend on the victim's degree of fault.
In order to have a valid claim, the victim must show that the at-fault party was legally required to be reasonably careful. For example, all drivers assume the duty of reasonable care when operating a vehicle in order to avoid crashes. The victim must also show that the at-fault party violated his or her duty of care through negligence or wrongdoing. If the victim was injured as a result of the at-fault's behavior, the victim may pursue a personal injury claim for restitution.
Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., Protecting Your Legal Rights
The reliable Seattle car crash lawyers at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. have a strong reputation of success when it comes to helping victims of Washington freeway accidents get fair and just compensation for the injuries they have suffered through no fault of their own. Our knowledgeable team is well-versed in personal injury law and can build a strong case on behalf of our clients to hold at-fault drivers accountable for damage. Please contact our law offices to obtain more information about protecting your legal rights at (888) 228-3860.
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