Kent Car Accident Lawyer
When drivers don’t act with everyone else’s safety in mind, tragedy can strike. Data from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission shows that fatal car accidents have been on the rise in Washington state since 2018. One can imagine that the rate of non-fatal crashes is increasing, too. No matter how you slice it, these accidents are usually avoidable and stem from negligence.
If you or a loved one was hurt in a car accident in Ellensburg, WA, Herschensohn Law can help you get your life back on track. Our Ellensburg car accident lawyer will investigate what happened and seek the compensation you are entitled to recover. Learn more when you call (509) 955-2900 for a free consultation.
No two cases are alike, so the damages you recover in your car accident claim or lawsuit will be different from other cases. However, there are common factors that correspond to what you can request from Ellensburg, WA legal practice areas, like:
- The injuries you suffered
- The medical care you require
- If you can work at full capacity
- How your injuries have affected your personal life
With this information, you may demand compensation to cover your:
- Past and future medical care costs
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage expenses
- Lost income
- Future loss of earning capacity
- Mental anguish
If your loved one passed away from injuries sustained in the car accident, you may recover wrongful death damages. They could account for the decedent’s burial and funeral costs and medical bills, as well as the surviving loved ones’ lost financial support and companionship.
Finding your way through the maze that is the Washington legal system can become frustrating pretty quickly. When you’re hurt and recovering from a crash, that just adds another layer of difficulty to the task. Save yourself the unnecessary stress and get Herschensohn Law in your corner. While you focus on healing, our attorneys can take on these tasks:
- Obtaining a copy of the accident report
- Collecting different types of evidence (e.g., traffic camera footage or photos of the scene)
- Handling communication and correspondence with the courts and insurance companies
- Identifying and pursuing the responsible party
- Calculating your past and future losses
- Representing you throughout settlement negotiations
- Going to trial if we cannot reach a settlement
We do more than just handle the legal aspects of your case. Client care is of the utmost importance to us, as well. We keep you in the loop throughout your case and invite you to contact us whenever you have questions regarding your case’s status or even the claims process as a whole.
We Get Results for Washington Car Accident Victims
Our approach to cases paid off for former clients. Take a look at some of our car accident case results:
- $700,000 for our client who suffered a torn rotator cuff after colliding with a commercial vehicle
- $450,000 for our client who sustained a torn colon and fractured jaw after getting hit by a drunk driver
- $100,000 for our client who suffered serious orthopedic injuries from a drunk driving crash
How Much We Charge for Our Legal Services in Ellensburg, WA
Don’t let financial limitations deter you from utilizing our long list of legal services. At Herschensohn Law, we work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we don’t ask for payment up front or hourly. Instead, our firm finances every penny of your case, and we don’t collect attorney’s fees unless and until we reach a settlement or court award for you.
“Very knowledgeable and trustworthy. Zach Herschensohn provided me with excellent service. He kept me well informed and explained complicated issues in a way I could understand. He took the lead and guided me through everything necessary to achieve a successful outcome. Overall, I am very pleased with his service and would highly recommend him to anyone.”
“Herschensohn Law worked by my side for almost four years when I was in an auto accident and were outstanding in everything they did! They went above and beyond to make my lawsuit as easy and stress free as possible for me while consistently showing genuine care for my wellbeing. They even recommended amazing health care professionals for my injuries! Anything/everything I may have been confused/concerned about was addressed/explained so I felt comfortable with each move made in my lawsuit. Professional, courteous and attentive are just a few words I would use to describe this law firm and although I hope to never be in a similar situation again - if I do, Herschensohn Law will be my first call!”
“Zach and his team performed beyond my expectations! I couldn't have had a better firm in my corner!”
“This was such a great experience.”
“Zach will always take time and give you quality advice that you can trust. Highly recommended!”
We must identify the at-fault party by applying the four elements of negligence to your case. Doing so is paramount to recovering compensation.
Duty of Care
The other party had an obligation to exercise a legal duty of care. This duty may look like:
- Following traffic laws
- Adjusting to adverse road conditions
- Warning you about road hazards
- Detecting the faultiness of vehicle components
Breach of Duty
This element demonstrates that negligence occurred. In other words, the other party failed in their obligation to behave as any other reasonable person would under the same circumstances. Examples of negligence include:
- Failure to warn of or address road hazards
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
- Drunk driving
- Driving under the influence
- Driving drowsy
- Improper turns
- Failure to detect mechanical issues
Poor driving behavior is the most common causes of crashes. However, the city government, a mechanic, or an auto parts manufacturer can also bear fault. Sometimes, multiple parties could share blame in a collision.
This negligence led to a car accident, as well as your injuries. Your attorney may use your physician’s testimony and your medical records to link your injuries to the accident.
You must establish that the car crash and injuries resulted in financial, physical, and emotional harm. Evidence like medical records and bills, car repair invoices, wage statements, and other relevant receipts can back up your claims.
You don’t have to go through the financial recovery process on your own. Our Ellensburg car accident lawyers can advocate for you throughout your entire case and act with your best interests in mind.
Call Herschensohn Law today at (509) 955-2900.
Our results speak for themselves
After a worker was electrocuted on a construction site and suffered life-changing injuries, we fought and won on their behalf.
When a retired man was killed in a truck accident, we made sure his grieving family got fair compensation.
When a defective medical device harmed our client, we fought to ensure they had the financial compensation needed to recover.
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.