Washington Injury Lawyer Discusses Run-Off-Road Accidents
Car Run Off the Road
The Seattle auto accident lawyers at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. have over four decades of experience working with individuals and families involved in lane departure crashes, also known as run-off-road collisions. If you have suffered injuries or lost a loved one in an accident where the vehicle left the road, we will work tirelessly to determine the cause and liability with the help of skilled crash investigators and accident reconstruction experts. For more information, please call (888) 228-3860 for a free and comprehensive case evaluation. Our help is just a phone call away.
How Do Run-Off-Road Accidents Happen?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), run-off-road accidents are often the result of the following driver errors:
- Driving while drowsy, intoxicated or distracted
- Hazardous road conditions, such as icy or wet pavement
- Defective roadway design
- Tire blow out
- Auto product defects
- Reduced visibility
- Evasive maneuvering
Run-Off-Road Accident Recoveries
- $390,000 recovery for a woman who fractured her leg and ankle when the car she was riding in was hit by an out of control car and forced into the oncoming lane of travel and struck head-on by a truck in Skykomish.
- $275,000 recovery for a woman who fractured her jaw when her car was forced off the highway and into a light pole in Kent.
When another person’s negligence or willful wrongdoing causes such a dangerous incident as a lane departure, the victim is entitled to seek legal action. While the majority of run-off-road crashes involve only one vehicle, it does not necessarily mean that victims bear the responsibility.
Lane Departures and Rollovers
Studies conducted by the NHTSA have also found that the majority of rollover incidents are caused by lane departures, regardless of the type of vehicle involved. For example, when an automobile hits a median or drives onto unpaved road, the momentum of the vehicle can force it to tip and roll, resulting in serious injuries or fatal damage to the occupants inside. If you or a family member has been involved in a run-off-road accident that caused the vehicle to roll, you may be able to recover significant coverage for extensive current and future medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, funeral expenses and more.
It is not uncommon for drivers to be forced off the road by another reckless motorist who swerves across a lane or loses control of his or her vehicle. Call (888) 228-3860 for help.
Enforcing Your Right to Recovery in Seattle
Whether you suffered minor injuries or catastrophic losses, in the event that another’s negligence caused you or a loved one to suffer a run-off-road crash, you deserve immediate redress. The dedicated Seattle run-off-road car accident attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. will not rest until you gain the damages you deserve from the at-fault party. It is important to act quickly to enforce your legal rights before the statute of limitations runs out. Contact our firm to make an informed decision about your future. We provide free case evaluations and represent our clients on a contingency fee basis – if we do not make a recovery for your case, you do not owe us attorney fees.