Seattle Roundabout Car Accident Attorney
What Should You Do After an Accident at a Roundabout Intersection?
Over the past two decades, the state of Washington has been installing roundabouts on various roadways and streets in an effort to improve traffic flow. There are presently 120 different roundabouts located across the state, which means there is a very good chance you have encountered one or two in your travels. Unfortunately, there is also a very good chance that you have experienced an accident in one of these new additions to our roads.
If you or a loved one was injured in such a traffic collision, you may be able to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. To find out more and explore your legal rights when it comes to roundabout accidents, contact a Washington roundabout car accident lawyer Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. today to schedule an appointment.
While roundabouts have been proven to be significantly safer than 4-way roads, accidents do happen! Get help from a Seattle car accident lawyer today.
The number to call is (888) 228-3860
The design of a roundabout allows for a reduction of serious accidents, improved traffic flow and an overall improvement in everyone’s commute. A study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) showed a nearly 40% reduction in all traffic accidents in roundabouts. But the results can vary and accidents still happen. In traditional intersections, motorists and pedestrians could be involved in serious head on collisions, T-bone accidents and similar high-speed incidents. But with the introduction of the roundabout, you are more likely to experience one or more of the following types of accidents:
- Sideswiped by a motorist accelerating too fast in the roundabout
- Run off the road by another motorist who fails to yield
- Rear-ended by another motorist failing to stop
- Poorly trained or incompetent drivers
These are just a small sample of the possible accidents you can run into at a roundabout. To discuss the particulars of your case in a confidential review with a dedicated Seattle car accident attorney, contact Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S.
What Kind of Damages Can I Expect in Washington After a Roundabout Car Accident?
The financial compensation you are eligible for will depend entirely on the level of negligence involved in your accident and how bad your injuries are. If you were rear-ended entering a roundabout and that accident caused a chain-reaction collision, inflicting serious harm on a number of people, you could be able to collect a large sum. But, everything depends on the specifics of your case.
Most damages fall into two distinct categories:
- Economic compensation covers the hard costs of your collision, like property damage, hospital bills and lost wages
- Non-economic damages cover the intangibles like pain, suffering and metal anguish
The Right Call, Right Away
Call Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. to schedule a case consultation with a member of our Seattle personal injury team. We can explore your legal options in detail and help you make an informed decision. Dial (888) 228-3860 and speak with one of our representatives today.
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