Ellensburg Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
As a pedestrian, your size compared to vehicles and your physical vulnerability can put you at risk of severe injuries in an accident. That’s why drivers should be hyper-vigilant when sharing the road with pedestrians. Unfortunately, too many drivers fail to uphold this responsibility, and pedestrians suffer the life-altering consequences.
If you were hurt in a pedestrian accident, our Ellensburg pedestrian accident lawyers can review your legal options with you. You may qualify to seek compensation via an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Contact Herschensohn Law for a free, no-obligation case review. Dial (509) 955-2900 today.
Our Firm Takes Ellensburg Pedestrian Accident Cases at No Upfront Cost
Before we tell you more about our firm and what we can do for you, we want to assure you that there’s no need to worry about whether you can afford to hire us. The simple answer is yes, you can.
Herschensohn Law takes pedestrian accident cases on a contingency fee. Under this payment arrangement, you don’t pay a retainer nor upfront, hourly, or out-of-pocket fees. We cover all the costs related to your case and only receive compensation after we win.
We are confident that we can produce positive results in your case, thanks to our history of positive case outcomes.
Allow the Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Our Firm to Get to Work for You
When you have our personal injury lawyers in your corner, you can completely focus on recovering. In the meantime, we can manage every part of your case, such as:
You can’t identify the other party or prove your damages without evidence. Our attorneys can compile and present documentation that tells the story of your pedestrian accident. Common forms of evidence in pedestrian accident cases include:
- Medical records and bills
- The other party’s traffic citations
- Traffic camera footage
- A copy of the police report
- Relevant pictures
- Statements from witnesses
- Accident reconstruction analysis
This information will show that the other party owed you a duty of care, neglected it, and caused the pedestrian accident. Now, you’re dealing with financial and non-financial repercussions.
Negotiating a Settlement That Covers Your Losses
Your attorneys will quantify your losses and demand that amount from the other party’s insurance company. Very rarely will the adjuster accept our initial demand, so we usually have to enter into negotiations and go back and forth until we can come to an agreement.
In most cases, we can settle out of court. If that’s not possible, our lawyers are more than willing to keep fighting for the compensation you need to rebuild your life.
Possible Forms of Compensation You Can Seek in a Pedestrian Accident Case
Depending on the severity of your injury, the extent of your treatment, and your working status, you may be entitled to recover compensation that accounts for the following:
- Medical bills: Including the costs of hospital stays, emergency transportation, medications, imaging scans, mobility aids, doctor’s appointments, or surgeries.
- Lost income: Including the loss of hourly wages, salaries, tips, bonuses, commissions, promotions, or other business opportunities
- Reduced earning capacity: If you cannot go back to your job in the same capacity or at all
- Pain and suffering: If your injuries cause you intense pain or inconvenience
- Disfigurement: If the injuries from the crash compromised your mobility or altered your appearance
- Mental anguish: If your mental health took a turn after the accident and you suffer from anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and/or sleeplessness
Because pedestrians have nothing protecting them from the impact of the crash, they may not survive their injuries. If that was the case for your loved one, your family could obtain wrongful death damages for burial and funeral costs, lost financial support, lost consortium, and/or final medical bills.
The Statute of Limitations for Pedestrian Accident Cases in Ellensburg, WA
If you’re planning to sue the at-fault party, you must act swiftly. According to RCW 4.16.080, the state sets a three-year filing deadline for most personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
Three years may seem like plenty of time, but when you’re going to doctor’s appointments and getting back to your routine, it’s here before you know it. If you haven’t filed by the end of the three years, you may no longer qualify to sue.
However, if you get Herschensohn Law involved in your case early enough, we can manage your case with the statute of limitations in mind.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2020 over 6,500 pedestrians were killed, and upwards of 55,000 were injured in accidents nationwide. Unfortunately, it appears that these numbers will remain high unless road users start taking more precautions when sharing the streets with pedestrians.
Common causes of these accidents include:
- Dooring, which is when a car occupant opens the door without checking for oncoming traffic, hitting the pedestrian
- Failure to check blind spots
- Speeding or driving too fast for weather or road conditions
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving under the influence
- Failure to yield to pedestrians
- Distracted driving
- Rolling stops
- Running a red light or stop sign
As a result, pedestrians might suffer life-threatening injuries, such as broken bones or fractures, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries (SCI), whiplash, burns, road rash, loss of limb, and other forms of physical and mental trauma.
Get Help From Our Ellensburg Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Today
Being involved in a traffic collision is hard enough, but when you don’t have the protection of a vehicle, the consequences could be all the more devastating. If you or a loved one was hurt in a pedestrian accident, you don’t have to pick up the pieces by yourself. Have Herschensohn Law pursue justice and compensation on your behalf.
Reach out to our team today at (509) 955-2900. The first call is free of charge and comes at no risk or obligation.
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.