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Hit and Run Accident Lawyer in Kent, WA

State law requires all Kent drivers involved in an accident that results in property damage, injury, or death to stop their vehicle and remain at the scene. However, some drivers flee the scene and leave victims to fend for themselves – often making hit and run accidents more stressful and challenging than other auto accidents.

Even if you don’t have the other driver’s name or insurance information, that doesn’t mean you can’t get the compensation you deserve after a hit and run accident. The Kent hit and run accident lawyers from Herschensohn Law can help you file an insurance claim and recover much-needed financial compensation for your accident. To get started, call us at (206) 588-4344 today for a free consultation.

We Can Help You Get Justice for Your Hit and Run Accident

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At Herschensohn Law, we know how upsetting a hit and run accident can be. Our attorneys have helped many victims of hit and run accidents in Kent, WA seek compensation to pay for their medical bills, lost income, vehicle repair or replacement, and more.

Here’s what our Kent accident lawyers can do for your hit and run case:

  • Investigate the cause of the accident
  • Help identify the hit and run driver
  • Gather evidence to prove your case
  • Collect medical bills, income statements, and other records
  • Calculate the true cost of your damages
  • Determine all viable sources of compensation
  • File an insurance claim
  • Negotiate a settlement with the insurance company
  • Take your case to trial if necessary

When you work with Herschensohn Law, you don’t have to worry about affording a personal injury lawyer. We offer free, no-obligation consultations so you can learn about your legal options without having to commit to our firm. And once we decide to work together, we will take your case on a contingency agreement. That means you pay nothing for our legal services unless or until we win your case.

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Why Should I Hire a Lawyer? Can’t I File an Insurance Claim on My Own?

You can certainly file your own claim after a hit and run accident, but this process can be time-consuming and stressful. Our Kent hit and run accident lawyers can file your claim, communicate with the insurance company on your behalf, and handle any appeals. This way, you can spend less time worrying about legal matters and more time healing and being with your loved ones.

Another reason to work with a hit and run accident lawyer is that your insurance company will likely try to undermine your claim, offering you only a fraction of what you deserve. Our hit and run attorneys in Kent, WA can make sure your claim includes everything the insurance company needs to understand the full extent of your losses. We’ll do everything we can to help maximize your claim and get the compensation you need.

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Potential Compensation After a Hit and Run Accident in Kent, WA


In standard auto accidents, you swap insurance information with all the other drivers and file a claim through the at-fault party’s insurance policy. But in a hit and run accident, the other driver(s) left the scene, meaning you don’t have an insurance company to contact. Fortunately, you might be able to get compensation through your own insurance policy. 

Some of the compensation options we can explore for your hit and run accident include:

  • Collision coverage
  • Uninsured motorist (UM) coverage
  • Personal injury protection (PIP) coverage
  • MedPay coverage
  • Another liable party and their insurance policy 

Depending on your insurance policy, our attorneys may be able to recover the compensation you need from these coverage options – or, if the other driver comes forward or is caught, we can help you recover compensation through their insurance company. Hit and run accident victims often experience many types of losses, such as:

  • Accident-related medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Property damage to your vehicle and other personal items
  • Wrongful death

Why Do Hit and Run Accidents Occur?

There are many reasons why drivers flee the scene of hit and run accidents in Kent, WA and elsewhere, especially if it was their fault:

  • They don’t have insurance or are underinsured.
  • They don’t have a valid driver’s license or it was suspended.
  • They were drunk or under the influence of drugs.
  • They may be afraid of the consequences of the accident.

For whatever reason your hit and run accident occurred, you deserve justice. A Kent hit and run accident lawyer from our firm can help you get it.

What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident in Kent, WA

If you’re involved in a hit and run accident in Kent, there are many steps you can take to preserve evidence and help your claim. Follow these steps after a hit and run accident:

  • Call 911: The police can process the scene and emergency medical services can provide care to anyone who’s injured.
  • File a police report: Your insurance company may ask for a police report to validate the accident occurred.
  • Seek medical attention: Go to the hospital or visit your doctor as soon as you can after the accident, so you can get your injuries assessed and begin treatment. Always seek medical attention after an accident whether you believe you’ve suffered injuries or not. Your injuries could be more serious than you realize, and the record of your visit could be helpful later.
  • Document the accident: Take photos at the scene of all involved vehicles (not just yours), damaged property, and more. Also get contact information for any eyewitnesses to the accident.
  • Write down what you remember: Think about what the other driver’s car looked like, what the driver looked like, any parts of their license plate number, and how the accident occurred. Your testimony can help strengthen your claim.
  • Call a personal injury lawyer for help with your insurance claim: The sooner you call Herschensohn Law, the more time we have to handle these and other tasks for you. We can gather evidence, track down witnesses, and file a thorough insurance claim on your behalf.

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

- P.R., Katy, WA

Contact a Kent Hit and Run Accident Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one were injured in a hit and run accident, the team at Herschensohn Law is here for you. We offer free consultations to all accident victims. Contact us online or call us at (206) 588-4344 to discuss your legal options and get started on your hit and run claim today.

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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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