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Suing the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for Negligence

Legal Action Against the DOT in Washington State / Lawsuits Against WSDOT

lawsuit against wsdot Injured persons, accident survivors or their families may potentially have legitimate legal claims against the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).  If WSDOT action, inaction or negligence is responsible for causing a collision or accident the victims may be entitled to compensation.  Because of the complexity of Washington State law and insurance policies, lawsuits against WSDOT often require an experienced Washington road construction accident lawyer as well as a road construction safety experts.  In such cases a full investigation is required.

WSDOT Negligence Examples

  • faulty roadway or highway design;
  • unsafe road construction practices;
  • misleading / faulty road signs;
  • poor lighting and misplaced directionally signs on the highway;
  • unsafely placed barricades, construction markers, barriers, tubular delineators;
  • failing to put up a warning sign about the road closure;
  • construction debris left in the road;
  • failing to warn drivers of unsafe conditions;
  • poor construction traffic management;
  • not adequately plowing and sanding snow;
  • dangerous condition should have been fixed and avoided;
  • not requiring commercial vehicles to take another route;
  • failing to equip a stretch of road/highway/interstate with barriers strong enough to prevent vehicles from leaving the roadway;
  • inattentive road construction works;
  • workers failing to follow safety regulations;
  • potential careless or negligent actions of state employees;
  • allowing construction workers to park in dangerous locations;

Consultation with Transportation Attorney

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident and you suspect that the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) may be responsible contact the Davis Law Group for a free case review and find out if you may have rights to a personal injury claim. You may be entitled to financial compensation in order to pay for your injuries, medical bills and other damages.  We work on a contingency-fee basis.  Contact our office at 206-727-4000 or contact us online today.

Chris Davis
Top-rated, award-winning, attorney practicing wrongful death & serious injury law in Seattle.