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Lawyers for Accidents Due to Failure to Yield the Right of Way in Kent, WA

  1. Getting Help After a Failure to Yield Accident
  2. Damages for Failure to Yield Injuries
  3. Causes of Failure to Yield Accidents
  4. Are Failure to Yield Accidents Fatal?
  5. Our Kent Lawyer Can Help You

Our roadways are only safe if everyone moves when they are supposed to, in the direction they are supposed to move. When someone fails to obey these rules, other people—including you—could pay the price.

If you want help with your lawsuit, consider hiring our lawyer for accidents due to failure to yield the right of way in Kent, WA. We can file a lawsuit on your behalf so you do not have to go through the legal process alone. Call (206) 588-4344 to learn more.

Getting Help After a Failure to Yield Accident

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Per RCW § 4.16.080, you have just three years to take legal action after a traffic accident. If you want to protect your right to compensation, it is best to start considering your legal options as quickly as possible. This could involve a call to Herschensohn Law.

We Offer Free Evaluations

We can hear your story and let you know how we can help so you can decide if you want to pursue legal action and whether you want our law firm to help.

We also make the legal process more affordable by charging no attorney’s fees upfront. Instead, we simply charge a contingency fee, which you only pay if and when you receive compensation.

We Talk to Other Parties

After an accident, the liable party’s insurance company and your own insurance company could contact you as part of their own investigation. It is better not to face them alone. They could try to reduce what they have to pay you by claiming:

  • You caused the accident
  • Your injuries are not that bad
  • An innocuous statement from you is really a confession of guilt

This is why we recommend letting us speak to the insurance companies and all other parties on your behalf. They can get what they need without pressuring you to make statements or offering you an insufficient settlement. 

We Build and Present Your Case

The police and insurance companies have already begun collecting evidence about your accident and drawing their own conclusions about it. Our firm can gather evidence that supports your claims, such as:

  • Medical records that establish what your injuries are and what treatments are needed
  • Receipts, bills, and other paperwork that show how much money you spent
  • Police reports that detail the accident
  • Photos or video you or someone else took of the scene or your injuries

Once we have collected all available evidence, we can go to the insurance company and ask them to pay a fair settlement, or we can present our case before a judge and jury. Either way, we fight hard to get you what you deserve.

Damages for Failure to Yield Injuries

Washington State takes failure to yield the right of way very seriously. In certain cases, RCW § 46.61.190(4)(a) even imposes additional fines on those who cause an accident due to failure to yield. Our Kent, WA, lawyer can push the at-fault party’s insurance company to pay for your:

  • Medical expenses related to the crash, such as medication, physical therapy, hospital stays, and more
  • Temporary loss of income due to the injuries forcing you to stay home until you feel better
  • Permanent reduction of income due to long-term injuries that affect your ability to work full-time or retain a job
  • Property damage, especially if the accident damaged the vehicle you were using at the time of the accident

We can also seek compensation based on the physical and psychological effects of the crash, including:

  • Disabling injuries that cost you any physical or mental ability, either during the healing process or permanently
  • Scar tissue or other marks that substantially alter your appearance and/or prevent you from using part of your body in the ways you did before
  • Loss of quality of life attributable to disability, pain, mental illness, loss of independence, or other factors
  • Loss of relationships with people you love due to your inability to be there for them either physically or emotionally, or vice versa
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Causes of Failure to Yield Accidents


In many cases, the driver is the sole liable party in failure to yield accidents. They may:

  • Speed through the yield sign without checking for oncoming traffic
  • Be distracted by a cell phone or other object
  • Be under the influence of substances or too tired to obey the yield sign

On occasion, other factors may play a role, such as:

  • Objects in the road: Road debris can cause a vehicle to lose control. Drivers should always remain alert for debris so they can avoid hitting it where possible.
  • Faulty car parts: This may apply if the driver tried to yield, but a defective steering column, set of brakes, or another part malfunctioned and prevented them from doing so.
  • Bad weather: When it is rainy, snowy, icy, or foggy, drivers have a responsibility to be more cautious than ever so they do not miss road signs or hit other roadway users.

Whoever the liable party is in your case, we can find them and hold them responsible for their role in your accident.


Are Failure to Yield Accidents Fatal?

Unfortunately, failure to yield accidents can and do kill people. In just one year, 3,663 people died in such accidents nationwide, per the Insurance Information Institute (III).

If your loved one was the victim of a failure to yield accident, you could pursue compensation for both their losses and your own. Our firm can assess your case at no charge and let you know if and how you can pursue compensation.

“Zach will always take time and give you quality advice that you can trust. Highly recommended!”

- P.R., Katy, WA

Our Kent Lawyer Can Help You

Once you have received appropriate medical care, call Herschensohn Law at (206) 588-4344. Accidents due to failure to yield the right of way are often preventable and unnecessary, and our lawyer in Kent, WA, can help if you were injured in such a crash.

Our results speak for themselves


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