When our personal injury attorneys review investigations of motorcycle, car and truck accidents in Washington State, we often learn that traffic engineers identify the cause to be unsafe road or highway design. In such cases, a government entity, such as a city, county, state or federal government agency, may be held responsible.
Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC, in Seattle considers all potential sources of compensation for our clients who have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries or lost loved ones in fatal motor vehicle accidents. We are prepared to prosecute claims against government agencies if necessary to help our clients recover compensation they need after a serious or catastrophic injury such as the following:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries
Unsafe road and highway design may involve the following factors:
- Unsafe on and off ramps
- Unsafe curves
- Lack of adequate lighting
- Obstruction to vision, such as untrimmed trees and branches blocking the view of an intersection
- Unsafe intersections
- Unsafe curbs
- Lack of barriers between northbound and southbound lanes on highways
- Defective traffic control devices, such as signals and signs
An example of a source used by our attorneys and collaborating expert witnesses in the investigation of a major traffic accident is the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, or MUTCD, which defines standards used by road managers nationwide when they install and maintain traffic control devices on city streets, highways and other public roads. After a crash, we look carefully at any and all contributing factors, such as potentially defective signs, barricades, pavement or curb markings and traffic signals.
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At Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC, we carefully screen every injury case to ensure that we devote our resources to those whom we can help. The selective process also allows our potential clients to determine whether we are the best law firm to represent them.
We handle every case like it's going to trial. Large corporations, government agencies, and insurance companies will only pay significant settlements when they know that your case is ready for trial and that a substantial verdict is likely. Our lawyers prepare every case for trial, consult with the best expert witnesses in the fields necessary to prove your case, and have the skill and resources to go the distance. By being prepared for trial, we negotiate from a position of strength. When the other side knows we're ready for trial, they are more likely to put a higher value on your case and resolve it outside the courtroom.
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For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer regarding a car or truck accident injury case, please contact us.