Helping You Recover Compensation for Your Serious Injuries
The negligent design, construction or maintenance of our highways and roads can place drivers in dangerous situations. If you suffered a severe injury on an unsafe road, we can help. The Law Offices of Simon H. Forgette can investigate your case, establish liability where negligence has occurred and help you receive compensation for your injuries.
Unsafe Road or Highway Conditions
In Washington, cities, counties and the State have a legal responsibility to construct and maintain their roads in a reasonably safe condition for travelers. Most roads are safe for ordinary travel, but all of us have seen roadway locations that were dangerous due to the way they were built or maintained. At highway speeds serious injuries, including those involving brain and spinal cord damage, can occur when dangerous roadway conditions are not made safe. Such dangerous conditions may include:
- Lack of traffic control such as stop signs or lights, especially at intersections with high accident rates
- Telephone poles or other obstacles placed too close to the traveled portion of the roadway
- Pavement edge drop-offs that are difficult for drivers to see, especially at night
- Lack of a safe shoulder or recovery area
- Failure to install signs or guard rails on curves that are known to be dangerous
Roadway Construction Site Injuries
Those responsible for highway construction and maintenance have an obligation to create a safe construction zone where they are working in order to protect workers and flaggers as well as motorists and others using the roadway.
Our firm has extensive experience investigating serious injury accidents, consulting with respected traffic engineers, accident reconstruction specialists and human factors experts and, where appropriate, pursuing claims against those responsible for creating unsafe roadway construction areas that have caused serious injury to our clients.
Understanding Serious Traumatic Injuries
Our law firm has more than 25 years of experience handling serious traumatic injury cases. We have developed effective methods for proving serious injury damages to insurance companies, judges and juries.
Permanent injuries may require life-long care and adaptive equipment, like wheelchairs. If your injuries have been caused by the negligence of another, our goal is to establish legal responsibility for your loss and to obtain just compensation for all damages you have suffered. These damages may include pain, suffering, disability, past and future medical expenses and lost wages.
When a settlement offer is not in your best interest, we will prepare and present a comprehensive and straightforward case on your behalf at trial.
For a free consultation to discuss your personal injury case with an experienced trial lawyer, please call us at (425) 822-7778 or send us an e-mail. Our attorneys are available to meet with you at one of our offices in Seattle or Kirkland or at a location that is convenient for you.