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Introducing Kyle Barry, Associate Attorney at Herschensohn Law

  1. Kyle Barry
  2. A desire to help people drives Kyle’s Work
  3. Kyle found his fit with our firm’s won’t-back-down approach
  4. The team at Herschensohn Law is ready to fight for you

Meet Kyle Barry

Kyle Barry

Associate attorney Kyle Barry lives his life with a clear measure of success: the number of lives he changes for the better.  

After earning his undergraduate degree in biology in just three years, he was torn between becoming a doctor or a lawyer. The choice came down to impact: Kyle believed that he could help more people as an attorney, so he went to law school.  

Kyle earned his law degree from George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C., where he worked as a law clerk at the U.S. International Trade Commission, an intern with Americans United, and as an editor for the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. He was also involved with Lambda Law, an LBGTQ+ legal organization.  

Kyle Barry

A desire to help people drives Kyle’s work

For Kyle, Washington D.C. was an incredible place to go to law school. His daily walk to work took him past the White House, and several of his professors were chief justices. Additionally, his many internships, jobs, and activities allowed him to gain a wide range of experiences. 

Kyle was a third-party litigator for cases involving unfair trade practices; he worked on public policy and administration regarding the separation of church and state, including First Amendment violations of the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses; and he helped junior members draft notes and publish articles in the journal he edited.  

However, while he found his work important, it was missing something—a personal element that allowed him to connect with the individuals he was representing.  

After returning to the Pacific Northwest (he missed the cold and the rain), that personal connection and sense of doing what’s right drew him to Herschensohn Law.  

People we’ve helped

Kyle found his fit with our firm’s won’t-back-down approach

A deeply analytical person, Kyle is excited to put his experience to work helping injured people get the financial compensation they need to put their lives back together, or as he explains it, “return to whole.” And because he has a background in biology and anatomy, he’s well equipped to not only understand what his clients are going through, but to successfully advocate for them as well.  

If you’ve had the pleasure of interacting with Kyle, you know he’s a great listener, deeply empathetic, and incredibly kind. Our firm has earned a reputation for tireless and aggressive representation, but we keep those tactics limited to the courtroom, negotiations with insurance companies, and other arenas where we need to defend the people we’re working for.  When we meet with our clients, they can expect straightforward and honest answers as well as empathetic listening—things that Kyle does well.  

What drew Kyle to Herschensohn Law  

Kyle, like Zach and his team at Herschensohn Law, is committed to doing the right thing. And for our team, that means taking a case to trial if it means doing right by our client. Not every lawyer is willing to go to trial; it’s more risk, more work, and more expensive if you lose. Basically, most lawyers would rather play it safe, even if it means taking home less than an injured person deserves.  

In our mind, good enough doesn’t cut it. We strive for excellence and have the chops to not only take a case to trial, but win. We treat every case with the determination and grit necessary to go to trial. This approach resonated with Kyle, and he’s excited to stand up for clients in the way they deserve.  

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Outside of work, Kyle enjoys spending time with his partner and their families, which include lots of new babies. He can also be found hanging out with his Olde English Bulldog, Winston; reading (especially Sci-Fi, fantasy, and historical fiction); and watching all the Marvel movies in order.  

The team at Herschensohn Law is ready to fight for you

We take your injury seriously and are ready to put our skills and experience to use to fight for you. Whether you’ve been hurt in a car crash, offshore boating or work accident, or some other situation that wasn’t your fault, Zach, Kyle, AnnMarie, and the rest of our team are ready to stand up and demand accountability and compensation. To learn more about our approach, our team, and your legal options, give us a call at (206) 588-4344 or complete our simple contact form. 

Our results speak for themselves

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Hurt? Let our law firm handle the details

When you request your free consultation, Kent personal injury attorney Zach Herschensohn will listen to you, answer your questions, lay out your legal options, and give you down-to-earth legal advice.

When you work with our law office, there are no obligations, hidden fees, or fine print. It’s that simple.

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Introducing Kyle Barry, Associate Attorney at Herschensohn Law

Drivers who use alcohol, weed take more risks

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Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a leading factor in many fatal car accidents in Washington State — and the situation hasn’t been helped by recreational marijuana legalization, according to a new study. In fact, DUI crashes now account for almost half of all traffic fatalities in the state.

A recent survey conducted by AAA found that people who use both alcohol and marijuana are some of the biggest risk-takers on Washington roadways. People driving drunk and on weed are more likely to speed, text, intentionally run red lights, and drive aggressively than those who don’t, AAA says.

Washington State Patrol, the Seattle Police, and other local departments have seen a lot more people driving on marijuana and alcohol since the state legalized recreational cannabis in 2012.

Now the most common drug involved in fatal car accidents isn’t one drug at all. “Poly-drug drivers” (people driving under the influence of a combination of multiple drugs and/or alcohol) are involved in about 40% of Washington fatal crashes.

The results of a biological Washington Roadside Survey found that nearly 1 out of 5 daytime drivers may be under the influence of marijuana.

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Driving drunk and high

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The AAA study compared people who drive on marijuana and alcohol with people who drive on alcohol only to determine whether mixing weed with booze changes behavior behind the wheel.

The self-reported study asked people in the two groups (as well as sober drivers) whether they had engaged in the following risky behaviors:

Speeding on residential streets – 55% of marijuana-alcohol influenced drivers confessed to speeding, compared to 35% of drunk drivers.

Aggressive driving – 52% of drivers on weed and booze admitted aggressive driving habits, compared to 28% of the alcohol-only influenced drivers.

International red-light running – 48% of weed-alcohol drivers and 32% of alcohol-only drivers acknowledged they ran a red light.

Texting while driving – 40% of drunk-high drivers and 21% of drunk drivers admitted to reading or sending a text while behind the wheel.

People who drive sober said they drove recklessly much less often. The risk sober drivers took most often was driving while drowsy.

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Washington state leads the way

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Accidents caused by drivers impaired by marijuana can be some of the most difficult to investigate. With recreational marijuana legalization being fairly new, there is still a lot of debate about how high is too high to drive. A 100% reliable way to detect the level of cannabis impairment has not yet been developed.

Washington is ahead of many states, however, when it comes to detecting marijuana consumption and setting limits.

Washington is one of a handful of states that has set a marijuana per se blood limit of 5 ng/ml. Our state is also one that trusts the Drug Recognition Expert program, which trains officers to recognize impairment from various drugs.

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Tilt the odds in your favor with a car accident lawyer

If you were severely injured or a loved one died in a crash caused by a drunk driver, a high driver, or someone who was drunk and high at the same time, you have recourse under Washington State law to seek compensation for your damages.

While you may be entitled to compensation for your current and future medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, your pain and suffering, and other applicable damages, don’t expect the insurance company for the at-fault driver to just hand over the money you deserve without a fight.

You can’t count on insurance companies to do the right thing because ultimately they have a financial incentive to pay you as little money as possible — if anything at all. That’s why it’s common for insurance adjusters to purposefully delay, dispute or straight-up deny valid injury claims. And if they do make you a settlement offer, insurance adjusters almost always lowball you in the beginning.

At Herschensohn Law Firm, PLLC in Kent, founding attorney Zach Herschensohn knows how to make insurance companies take claims involving impaired drivers seriously.

When the insurance companies try to reject or minimize payouts to people injured by drunk and high drivers, or other reckless people, our law firm hits them back with evidence-based arguments that are hard to ignore. Investigating impaired driving accidents can be complicated, but getting justice for victims of such reckless and preventable behavior is our passion.

Don’t leave money on the table. Let a Kent car accident lawyer aggressively advocate for your best interests and fight for every dollar you deserve.

Contact us today for a free consultation. Our office is located in Kent and we proudly serve clients throughout the Seattle Metro area.

Our results speak for themselves

CONTACT HERSCHENSOHN LAW

Hurt? Let our law firm handle the details

When you request your free consultation, Kent personal injury attorney Zach Herschensohn will listen to you, answer your questions, lay out your legal options, and give you down-to-earth legal advice.

When you work with our law office, there are no obligations, hidden fees, or fine print. It’s that simple.

Request your free case evaluation

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We’re proud to fight—and win—for injured people in Kent, Washington. View our case results to learn more.

References

  1. Texas Department of Transportation. (2020, April 15). Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Facts Calendar Year 2019. https://ftp.txdot.gov/pub/txdot-info/trf/crash_statistics/2019/01.pdf
  2. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (2019, December). Fatality Facts 2018, Large Trucks. Retrieved from https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality-statistics/detail/largetrucks

The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as
legal advice on any subject.