ROAD DESIGN ATTORNEYS - Washington

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DANGEROUS ROAD DESIGN

In Washington, the law requires that streets, roads, and sidewalks be “in a reasonably safe
condition for ordinary travel.” But how safe are they? If a poorly designed or badly maintained
road was a factor in an injury suffered by you or a loved one, come see the attorneys at
Maxwell Graham for an expert assessment and aggressive pursuit of your case.

Accidents caused by road design defects refer to incidents where the layout, construction, or maintenance of a road contributes to or directly causes a collision or injury. This includes inadequate signage, poorly marked intersections, inadequate lighting, improper lane markings, insufficient shoulder space, inadequate drainage leading to pooling water, or sharp curves without proper warnings.

Such design flaws can create hazardous conditions for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians, increasing the risk of accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. When accidents occur due to these defects, victims may suffer a range of injuries, property damage, and financial losses–and that’s where we step in to help.

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER AN INJURY FROM DANGEROUS ROAD DESIGN?

  1. Immediately after a collision, move your car to the side of the road if it’s safe to do so.
  2. Contact the police. File a police report even if the police do not come to the scene.
  3. Take photos of all the cars that are involved as well as the roadway itself and the surrounding area. Be sure to include the relevant issues of your particular case; signs, lighting, lane markings, shrubs/foliage, defects, roadway flaws, etc.
  4. Get the other driver’s insurance information, and take a photo if possible. Seek medical care immediately.
  5. Contact your own insurance carrier, if you have personal injury protection with your insurance you will need to establish a claim to avoid billing headaches.

WHY YOU NEED A ROAD DESIGN LAWYER/ATTORNEY

It can be difficult to prove that the government, a private contractor, or a property owner was negligent–and that is why you need experts. It is sometimes helpful for a chosen expert to inspect the area in its original state before any revisions or repairs are made. This requires a prompt consultation with an attorney who can coordinate that inspection. However, this cannot be accomplished every time and an immediate scene study is not always needed to establish a strong case. Either way, we step in to identify the responsible parties and prove liability. Our team makes sure that you are treated fairly and get full and fair compensation for all of your injuries.

With access to leading experts in the field and a profound understanding of complex medical issues impacting the injured, we have the expertise to handle cases involving pre-existing conditions exacerbated by traumatic accidents/collisions, which most other firms are hesitant to take on.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU HIRE MAXWELL GRAHAM

The first step is a free consultation to get to know you. We will help you navigate all the necessary paperwork to skillfully represent you during negotiations. Our team ensures you avoid common traps that may hinder your recovery. We will gather and analyze crucial evidence, leaving no stone unturned.

Your well-being is our priority, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES FROM POOR ROAD DESIGN

Failures in road design can often lead to devastating brain injuries. At Maxwell Graham, we specialize in helping victims of such injuries seek justice and compensation.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result from even seemingly minor accidents, causing a range of symptoms. These injuries may not be immediately apparent, underscoring the importance of seeking medical attention after any accident.

Our experienced personal injury attorneys are well-versed in handling complex brain injury cases. We’re dedicated to securing compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering on behalf of our clients.

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Featured Case Results

$9,500,000
Settlement
for a client who suffered significant brain injury when his car went off the road and hit a tree due to defective road design.
(2021)
$8,300,000
Settlement
for a client who suffered fractured pelvis and burns when her car went off the road and hit a tree due to defective road design.
(2021)
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