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Vehicle-Into-Building Accident Attorneys

Research shows that crashes into homes and businesses occur when drivers are entering or exiting ‘nose-in' parking spaces that face pedestrian walkways or business storefronts. Vehicle-into-building crashes also happen to buildings located in the curve of a roadway or at a T-shaped intersections when a driver loses control of the vehicle.

Businesses located on busy roadways, downtown city streets, or commercial business districts areas and those with parking spaces that are directly facing the storefront are most at risk for having a vehicle crash into them. These crashes sometimes take the lives of business patrons or employees that may have been hit by or pinned under the at-fault driver's vehicle or struck by flying debris.

The storefront crash lawyers at Davis Law Group are here to hold negligent property owners accountable. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a vehicle-into-building accident, one of our attorneys may help you pursue compensation for your medical expenses, missed time from work and pain and suffering. Call our offices today at (206) 727-4000 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

$1.35 Million for Family in Vehicle-Into-Building Crash

In 2012, Davis Law Group helped recover a $1.35 million wrongful death settlement after a vehicle-into-building crash. Our client, Kaye, was a 60-year-old woman working as an office manager for an insurance company in Renton when a devastating car accident took her life.

Kaye was working at her desk on an otherwise normal weekday when an elderly woman driving on a nearby road crashed through the front window of the business and landed on top of Kaye's desk. Tragically, Kaye was trapped underneath the rubble.

Kaye's husband, Larry, said he and his family interviewed a total of three law firms before they eventually decided to hire Davis Law Group "for a myriad of reasons." The case went to a jury trial, but both sides decided to settle the case for $1.35 million before the trial was completed.

Attorneys With Vehicle-Into-Building Experience

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You may have seen attorney Chris Davis on local or national news programs discussing the firm's high-profile cases or offering commentary on other legal issues. 

Davis Law Group has represented numerous vehicle-into-building accident victims and families of those who have been killed by a vehicle crashing into a building. Mr. Davis is one of the most respected and recognized pedestrian accident lawyers practicing in Washington State. Davis Law Group has been named Best Injury Law Firm in Washington State by AI Dispute Resolution Awards

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a vehicle-into-building accident in Washington State contact Chris Davis and the team of car accident attorneys at Davis Law Group at (206) 727-4000 to schedule your free legal consultation.

Vehicle-Into-Building Crashes in Washington State

According to accident data obtained from the Washington State Patrol, in 2016 there were 843 motor vehicle accidents in which a house, apartment building, storefront, or other building was struck. In 58 of those crashes, the driver was over the age of 60.

In 2016 in King County, there were 296 such accidents. In 13 of those crashes, the driver was over the age of 60.

Liability for Injuries or Death in a Storefront Crash

car crashes into storefront injury customersAlthough the public has no idea how frequently these crashes occur, building owners, property managers, and business operators have known for years that this is a major public safety issue. Buildings that lack proper safety mechanisms have often been struck multiple times.

Once aware of the safety issues, building owners have a duty to address or correct the problems. If they fail to do so they may be held liable or partly at-fault for all future incidents. Store owners can implement protective devices on their own but most do not.

The Storefront Safety Council believes that shopping center owners and merchants should take steps to protect their customers. The storefront protection industry is currently exploring more ways to prevent vehicle crashes into retail stores, restaurants, and other commercial buildings.

National Storefront Accident Statistics

  • There are 20,000 vehicle-into-building crashes every year in the United States. That's 50 to 60 accidents every day. 
  • Every day in the US more than 20 convenience stores are struck by vehicles. That’s more than 7,300 convenience store crash incidents each year.
  • During the four year period between 1991 and 1995, there were 1,500 crashes into 7-Eleven stores in the US.
  • Forty-one percent of all vehicle-into-building crashes are caused by driver confusion or "pedal error."
  • There are more than 550 vehicle-into-storefront accidents reported in the news media each year.

Contact a Storefront Crash Lawyer Today

The storefront accident lawyers of Davis Law Group have experience in a broad range of cases involving vehicle-into-building crashes. We can help you and your family pursue financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact our offices at (206) 727-4000 today.

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Our experience with the Davis Law Group was positive from the first moment we consulted with Chris Davis. Chris Davis was attentive, thorough, and helpful throughout a very difficult time. Our paralegal was with us every step of the way with insight and compassion, always responding quickly and effectively with any questions or issues as they arose. I highly recommend the Davis Law Group.
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