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Kent Speeding Accidents Lawyer

  1. How Herschensohn Law Can Help Following a Kent Speeding Accident
  2. Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
  3. Speeding Accidents in Washington
  4. Call Herschensohn Law Today About Your Kent Speeding Accident

Of all the forms of dangerous driving, there is one violation that is committed by far too many drivers on Kent’s roadways. Speeding is a traffic violation that is committed by drivers in the state every day, and while many will make it home safely, that is not the case for everyone. An alarming number of traffic accident fatalities yearly around the nation involve speeding.

The best way to avoid a speeding accident is to avoid the violation yourself. However, even the most careful drivers can be hit by others. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a speeding driver, the lawyers at Herschensohn Law can help. Our Washington personal injury attorneys have helped many accident victims pursue a fair settlement based on their situation.

If the other party was at fault for the accident, then the resulting medical bills and damages should not be your responsibility. Our Kent speeding accidents lawyer can seek compensation on your behalf, while you rest and heal from your injuries.

How Herschensohn Law Can Help Following a Kent Speeding Accident

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There are many benefits to working with our car accident lawyer after your accident in Kent. Your lawyer can do a lot for your case, including:

  • Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Ensuring that you meet Washington’s statute of limitations
  • Fighting for your optimal compensation
  • Using their knowledge of local and federal law to pursue a fair outcome in your lawsuit

In addition, Herschensohn Law can guide you through your entire case from beginning to end. During your free consultation, you and your attorney can discuss the details surrounding the accident and any injuries that you sustained. If they believe you have grounds for a lawsuit, they can work to prove that you should be compensated beyond what the insurance company is willing to pay out initially.

Determining Liability for Your Speeding Accident

The first step in the process is determining liability. When it comes to accidents, it can be trickier to prove liability in some instances than others. In the case of a traffic violation already taking place, it becomes easier to prove that the liable party should be responsible for damages. However, just because another party who was speeding caused an accident, does not necessarily mean they caused the injuries you suffered.

In order to prove that the injuries you sustained were a result of the accident, our attorneys can review your medical records, statements from witnesses, and the police report. All of these items could help your lawyer prove that your injuries were a result of the accident caused by the at-fault party.

Many who suffer severe injuries are taken to the hospital right after their accident, so there will be a record of their injuries. However, some injuries (like whiplash or traumatic brain injury) can take days to start to reveal themselves. If this happens, you should seek medical care right away and let your physician know that you were involved in a car accident.

Recovering Damages for Your Losses

Once liability has been proven, our car accident attorneys in Kent can help you pursue both the economic and non-economic damages that you suffered as a result of your accident. These damages can range from medical bills to pain and suffering. Depending on the severity of your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for more than just the damages affecting your physical well-being but also your mental health.

During this time you should describe to your attorney any injuries you sustained, any work you missed, and any non-economic damages, such as a loss of enjoyment of life, that you suffered as a result of your accident. If you are unsure if the damage is recoverable, consult with your attorney and he or she can provide solid legal counsel.

Once you and your attorney have determined liability and which damages should be pursued, your claim can be filed. At that point, your lawyer can work on your behalf to seek the financial compensation you deserve.

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

Our Kent personal injury attorneys will also keep your case on track and meet all deadlines. The statute of limitations for personal injury, the deadline to file a lawsuit, is three years under RCW 4.16.080. Three years may seem like a long time, but you will want that time to build a case. We can build your case and allow you to recover stress-free.

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Speeding Accidents in Washington


Washington has put an emphasis on cracking down on speeding violations, but it still remains one of the leading causes of traffic fatalities in the state. According to Washington Traffic Safety Commission, 31% of the fatal driving accidents in 2021 involved speeding.

Speeding is more likely to cause serious injury or death than almost any other traffic violation. It’s important to remember to obey all posted traffic signage. While you can’t control what other drivers on the road do, driving defensively rather than recklessly can help you prevent an accident.


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

- P.R., Katy, WA

Call Herschensohn Law Today About Your Kent Speeding Accident

If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a speeding driver, insurance companies and a rising stack of medical bills may have your head spinning. While you should be recovering from your injuries, you may find yourself stressing about the money you’ve had to spend for circumstances out of your control. Our Kent car accident lawyers can lift that burden from your shoulders and handle all of the hard work of your case while you rest and heal.

At Herschensohn Law, we strive to make everything as easy for our clients as possible. Our team of car accident attorneys can work on your behalf while you take much-needed time to recover from your injuries. We can work to pursue the compensation you deserve after being injured due to someone else’s negligence. If you have been the victim of a speeding accident, call the car accident attorneys at Herschensohn Law. Call (206) 588-4344 today to schedule your free consultation.

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