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Suffering injuries in an accident can leave you frustrated and overwhelmed. You may face piling medical bills, time off work per doctor’s orders, and long-lasting pain and discomfort. Figuring out how you’re going to make a comeback may seem insurmountable. However, you can turn to Herschensohn Law to help you through it. While you recuperate and get your life back on track, our personal injury lawyers can take charge of your case.

We may investigate what happened, identify your losses, and pursue compensation for them, whether that’s through an insurance claim or lawsuit. Our firm has various legal practice areas in Ellensburg, WA, and represents clients who were hurt in accidents – from traffic collisions and slip and falls to workplace incidents. Find out how we can help you when you dial (206) 588-4344. Begin your free consultation today.

Car accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 90 people are killed in car accidents every day in the United States. This is the highest death rate in the world.

Many more lives would be saved, and injuries prevented if drivers abstained from: Driving distracted, Speeding or driving too fast for weather or road conditions, Fatigued driving, Failing to yield, Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Failing to check their blind spot, Merging improperly.

Our attorneys can help you identify the at-fault party and determine your options for compensation if you were hurt in a car accident.

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Man Victim of a Motorcycle Accident Lying on the Road Unconscious

Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Motorcycle Accidents

Pedestrian accidents require a pedestrian accident lawyer and together with bicyclists, and motorcyclists must abide by traffic laws, which is no different from other road users. However, because pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists are smaller than cars and don’t enjoy the protection that car occupants have, motorists should be hyper-vigilant when sharing the road with them.

Should a car hit them, they could suffer severe injuries, like: Road rash,
Cuts and bruises, Fractures and broken bones, Upper and lower extremities injuries, Chest trauma, Abdominal injuries, Spinal cord injuries, Traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

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Truck Accidents

Truck accident cases are among the most complicated personal injury cases, as many parties are often involved, such as:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The truck owner
  • The vehicle parts manufacturer
  • The cargo company

In many instances, the truck driver is at-fault for the accident. However, because they are usually an employee, their employer would bear financial responsibility for your damages, too.

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Premises Liability Lawyer with his Client

Premises Liability

A lot of cases fall under the umbrella of premises liability, such as:

Property owners have an obligation to keep their premises clean and free of hazards. Should one arise, they must fix it right away. If that’s not possible, they should issue a warning – again, in a timely manner. Otherwise, if someone suffers an injury because of the hazard, the owner could be on the hook for damages.

Dog owners must keep their dogs properly restrained when out in public spaces. Should their dog bite someone, they bear liability for damages, no matter how vicious the dog normally is, according to RCW 16.08.040.

Maritime Accidents

Washington State is home to the country’s largest ferry system. As a result, maritime workers are crucial to our infrastructure, especially on:

  • Dredges
  • Ships
  • Ferry boats
  • Tugboats
  • Crab boat
  • Fish processors

Under the Jones Act, if a seaman suffers an injury on a vessel, they can hold a captain, ship owner, or crew members accountable. Another potential route of compensation, depending on your employment status, is the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). If a longshoreman is loading, repairing, or unloading a vessel and sustains an injury, they can seek reimbursement for their medical bills and lost income under this legislation.

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woman covering her face with her hand

Wrongful Death

Some accidents result in the loss of a valued family member. In these cases, RCW 4.20.010 dictates that the decedent’s personal representatives could file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages on behalf of surviving family members. These damages may include burial and funeral expenses, final medical costs, loss of financial support, and/or loss of companionship.

How Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You

The legal practice areas we’ve mentioned here are just some of the many we handle. If you don’t see the accident you or your loved one suffered, we encourage you to reach out to us for help.

If we decide to take your case, we can provide these services for you:

  • Get a copy of the incident or accident report
  • Search for, compile, and present evidence
  • Identify all the responsible parties and hold them accountable
  • Assign a value to past, current, and anticipated losses
  • File a claim and/or lawsuit
  • Enter into settlement negotiations
  • Take your case to trial, if necessary

At Herschensohn Law, we offer all of our legal services on a contingency-fee basis. That way, you don’t pay any fees by the hour or up front. Instead, we only get paid if we recover a settlement or favorable court verdict for you.

Learn More About Our Ellensburg, WA, Practice Areas Today

If you were hurt or lost a loved one to someone else’s negligence, our team can help you secure compensation and fight for justice. Call Herschensohn Law today at (206) 588-4344 for a free case review.

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

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References
  1. Washington State Department of Transportation. (2021). WA State Crash Data Portal. Retrieved from WSDOT – Crash Data Portal (wa.gov)
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