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Kent Reckless/Aggressive Driving Accident Lawyer

  1. How to File a Case Against a Reckless Driver
  2. What Is Aggressive Driving?
  3. Contact Us for a Free Reckless and Aggressive Driving Case Consultation Today

Whether you are driving in your car and obeying all traffic laws or walking through a crosswalk when you have the right of way, an aggressive and reckless driver could put your life at risk. These drivers present a danger on the roadways for all pedestrians and drivers in Kent because of their unpredictability and disregard for the rules of the road. Reckless driving is a crime, as the Washington State Legislature defines it, and any damages the victim of such a crime sustains should not be theirs to cover.

If you have been injured due to reckless or aggressive driving, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation. Reckless drivers can strike at any moment and leave you with injuries and property damages that you have to pay for. At Herschensohn Law, our Kent car accident attorneys will use their knowledge of state and federal laws to help you file your case against a reckless driver and receive the compensation you deserve.

Call our firm at (206) 588-4344 today to learn more about how we can help.

How to File a Case Against a Reckless Driver

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For anyone who has never filed a case, the task can seem like a big undertaking. However, filing a case does not have to be an arduous process.

Finding the Right Car Accident Lawyer

To make the claims process go as smoothly as possible, seek legal assistance from a lawyer who has experience settling cases like yours. Finding the right lawyer for your situation can make the process much easier and will allow you to focus on your recovery and other aspects of life that you need to handle.

At Herschensohn Law, we have helped previous clients settle for millions of dollars in car accident claims and lawsuits. We make sure to take all the accident details into account to form your case. Sometimes, it can be difficult to prove liability when there are no witnesses. A reckless driver could cause an accident that does not look like it is their fault. In this case, an attorney who has worked on these cases can be helpful in proving liability.

It is important that you seek legal assistance in a timely manner, too. The statute of limitations in Washington is generally three years for a car accident lawsuit, per RCW § 4.16.080. There is no benefit to waiting. If you do not file your lawsuit within this time frame, the court will likely dismiss your case, and you will recover no damages.

Establishing the Liable Party to Your Reckless Driving Accident

Once your car accident attorney has chosen to take you as a client, the focus will turn to determining liability. When it comes to reckless driving, there is specific language in the Washington State Legislature that explains what qualifies for a violation. If the at-fault party willfully disregarded your safety, finding witnesses or evidence would help prove that was the case.

When it comes to speaking with insurance companies, your car accident attorney will engage with them on your behalf. After the accident, you will likely receive a call from an insurance company before you have spoken with a lawyer. It is important that when this happens, you give basic information about your accident, like the day, time, location, etc. However, do not give misleading information that an insurer could use to reduce your compensation.

Recovering Financial and Non-Finacial Damages

Reckless and aggressive driving can cause serious accidents that lead to severe injuries. Some of the most common injuries are:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Concussions
  • Whiplash
  • Back injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)

In addition to these physical injuries, there is mental health to be considered following an accident. Drivers could find themselves traumatized by the incident and fearful of doing things that they would have had no problem doing before the accident.

Mental and physical injuries are recoverable. To prove that your injuries stemmed from the accident, your attorney will review your medical records and discuss your injuries with professionals. In addition, medical bills, lost income, property damage, and any pain and suffering may be recoverable.

What Is Aggressive Driving?

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According to the Washington State Patrol, aggressive driving occurs when a driver commits two or more moving violations or a single intentional violation that requires a defensive maneuver by another driver. This violation carries with it a maximum of one year in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Aggressive and reckless driving comes in many forms, but it is generally the result of a driver showing a disregard for traffic laws and those they are sharing the road with. This type of driving includes dangerously cutting between lanes of traffic without using a signal, disregarding stop signs, red lights, and other traffic signs, and driving at high speeds that make it dangerous for all road users.

If the party at fault in your accident was committing any of these violations, you should be able to seek compensation for damages.

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Contact Us for a Free Reckless and Aggressive Driving Case Consultation Today

After you have been involved in an accident in Kent with a reckless driver, there is no benefit to waiting to seek legal assistance. Not only do you have to make sure you adhere to the statute of limitations, but you also want to get the process started as quickly as possible since lawsuits can take months or even years to resolve. Until your suit is settled, you could find yourself paying for bills and damages that you have every right to recover.

When you are ready to take the next step and file a lawsuit against a reckless driver, the reckless driving accident attorneys with Herschensohn Law are ready to speak with you. We offer free consultations, and we do not get paid unless you win. Our clients are our top priority, which is why we put you above our own financial gain. Reckless driving is a danger to our community. When you have been involved in a car accident with an aggressive driver, contact our firm today at (206) 588-4344.

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