If you or a loved one is seriously or fatally involved in a motor vehicle accident involving a guardrail on the highway, consider reaching out to a personal injury attorney immediately. Any auto accident can be devastating and even life-altering, but when a highway guardrail is involved, this means the accident often happens at a high rate of speed, which means ultimately more costly damages to your vehicle and the greater potential for speed-related serious injuries that may not be immediately apparent in the days or weeks following your accident.
Olympia Highway Guardrail Accidents
Highway guardrails are designed to increase safety on the road and provide a barrier for impact, but they do not always function as they were intended to. Some guardrails have been found to create a more dangerous situation for cars careening towards the guardrail, making the impact even more damaging and devastating for the vehicle and its occupants.
These guardrails are designed to split upon impact and cushion the blow, but instead, the guardrail may pierce the oncoming vehicle, causing impalement and slicing through the vehicle’s cab. These accidents may cause any number of serious injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal fracture
- Skull fracture
- Loss of limb
- Broken bones
- Spinal injury
- Amputation and other injuries
Some injuries may not be immediately apparent in the days or weeks following an injury, but may cause permanent repercussions for the rest of your life. If you’ve experienced the devastation of a highway guardrail accident, it is imperative that you make an appointment for a thorough medical examination and contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. It can be difficult to think clearly following a serious auto accident, which is why you should call our law firm. Insurance companies may end up being an obstacle for you on your way to gaining fair compensation after a highway guardrail accident, but Ron Meyers & Associates have experience and expertise dealing with insurance companies.
There has been more evidence in recent years that guardrails may not be as safe as initially thought. With more and more severe auto accidents involving highway guardrails, there may be legal action to be taken against the state. Our legal team will be with you every step of the way to make sure that you receive justice for any potentially hazardous conditions on the highway that may have contributed to your accident, injuries, or vehicular damage.
Serving Western Washington
Accidents involving guardrails may be fatal, and account for hundreds of auto accidents across Western Washington. At Ron Meyers & Associates, we have handled thousands of auto accident cases and our capable team of attorneys are fully dedicated to ensuring that you are compensated for your pain and suffering, vehicle damages, and past and/or ongoing medical bills. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys will advocate for you in a court of law, and take over your case with dedication and care. This will give you a chance to relax and focus on your family and your recovery after a devastating accident.