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Lawyers for Accidents Due to Failure to Obey Traffic Signals/Signs in Kent, WA

  1. Filing Suit After a Failure to Obey Accident
  2. Damages We Pursue in Failure to Obey Cases
  3. Traffic Sign Accident Causes
  4. Want Help with Your Kent Accident Case? Call Today

Traffic signs and signals are not arbitrary suggestions. They are vital commands that help all roadway users share the road in a safe, orderly manner. If someone decides not to obey these commands, they can do severe damage to themselves and others.

You have the right to seek compensation from the party responsible for your accident. Our lawyer for accidents due to failure to obey traffic signals/signs in Kent, WA can help you do so. Call (206) 588-4344 for a free consultation to get started.

Filing Suit After a Failure to Obey Accident

Filing Suit After a Failure to Obey Accident​

Failure to obey traffic signals or signs is a very risky behavior. Those who engage in this kind of reckless action should pay for the damage they do. Our firm can help you hold them accountable by:

  • Collecting evidence that supports your lawsuit, including police reports, witness testimony, and medical records
  • Making sure that the other driver is the only liable party or identifying a second liable party, such as the manufacturer of a faulty car part
  • Providing a complete and accurate estimate of your case’s worth, including past losses as well as projected future losses
  • Fighting for an appropriate amount of compensation from the insurance company, either at the negotiating table or in the courtroom
  • Informing you of your rights, and making sure that other parties (like the insurance company) do not try to manipulate you into forfeiting those rights
  • Updating you throughout your case and advising you about how to handle each new development

Filing a lawsuit is a good way for accident survivors, and the surviving relatives of fatal accident victims, to pursue compensation for their losses. It is important to realize, however, that you have a limited time to act: RCW § 4.16.080 gives you three years to start a case.

You can safeguard your right to compensation by contacting our law firm promptly.  We can then work within all applicable deadlines to get your case filed in time.

Why Hire a Car Accident Attorney?

The legal process contains many perils for those unfamiliar with how it works, including:

  • Strict deadlines and regulations that dictate how and when you must submit documents and other materials
  • Insurance companies that may try various ways of getting you to accept less money than you deserve
  • The time-consuming process of seeking out enough evidence to prove your right to damages

Our lawyer can help you avoid these and other dangers by taking care of all legal tasks for you. While we always keep clients informed of their case’s progress and leave all major decisions up to them, our firm could relieve you of your legal burden by managing the day-to-day aspects of the case.

Filing Suit After a Failure to Obey Accident​

Damages We Pursue in Failure to Obey Cases

If you were involved in an accident due to someone else’s failure to obey traffic signs or signals, what can you get compensation for? Our Kent, WA, lawyer can fight for:

Non-economic Damages

“Non-economic” in this case simply means “physical and mental.” You could be reimbursed for the effect the accident had on your overall health and well-being, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress and mental illness
  • Temporary or permanently disabling injuries
  • Loss of consortium
  • Scar tissue
  • Lost quality of life

Economic Damages

You do not need anyone to tell you how expensive accidents can be. Bills can quickly pile up due to:

  • Medical costs
  • Car repair costs
  • Temporary loss of income
  • Long-term loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of employment
  • The cost of vocational rehabilitation training

If we can connect your monetary loss with the accident, then you can ask the liable party’s insurance company to cover that loss.

Wrongful Death Damages

The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that failing to obey traffic signals cost 2,250 people their lives nationwide in just one year. If your loved one fell victim to such an accident, please accept our deepest condolences. Herschensohn Law can pursue damages like:

  • Loss of financial support
  • End-of-life costs, including funeral costs
  • Loss of society or companionship
  • Bereavement or grief
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Traffic Sign Accident Causes


When you get your driver’s license, you are taught about the significance of each type of traffic sign or signal you are likely to encounter. For example:

  • Speed limit signs inform you of how fast you can safely travel on that road under normal circumstances. (If the weather or traffic is bad, you may have to go slower than the posted limit.)
  • Yield signs tell drivers which stream of traffic has the right of way at a given merger or intersection.
  • Traffic lights regulate the flow of traffic so that cars and pedestrians only move in the same or compatible directions.

In most cases, accidents caused by a failure to obey these signals are the driver’s fault. They may be:

  • Too distracted to notice the sign
  • Driving too fast to obey in time
  • Too impatient to care about the dangerous situation they are creating by blowing through a sign or signal telling them to stop
  • Too high or drunk to be fully aware of their actions

There are, however, a few cases where another party may be entirely or partially to blame. This can occur if the local government does not promptly:

  • Cut grass or trim foliage that obscures the road signs, making them hard for drivers to see
  • Replace road signs that have fallen over or been stolen
  • Repair broken traffic lights that either do not light up at all or light up at the wrong times

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

- P.R., Katy, WA

Want Help with Your Kent Accident Case? Call Today

To get a free case review from Herschensohn Law, call (206) 588-4344 and speak with a member of our Kent, WA, team. Our lawyer believes that everyone injured in accidents due to failure to obey traffic signals/signs should receive enough compensation to cover their injuries—and he can help you fight for it.

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