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Kent Drunk/Drugged Driving Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

  1. Possible Damages Available in a DUI Accident Case
  2. Benefits of Working With Our Lawyer on Your Kent Drunk/Drugged Accident Case
  3. We Offer Contingency Fee Services for Motorcycle Accident Victims in Kent
  4. Legal Deadlines in a Drunk or Drugged Driving Case
  5. Drunk or Drugged Drivers May Be Liable for Accidents
  6. What Is Drunk or Drugged Driving Under Washington Law?
  7. Call Herschensohn Law Today for a Free Case Consultation

When people under the influence of drugs or alcohol get behind the wheel, tragedy can follow. Some people fail to realize that they are impaired, while others make the conscious choice to drive when they should not, but it doesn’t matter. Drunk/drugged drivers cause accidents that can leave motorcyclists dead or with traumatic injuries.

DUI accidents change lives forever. If you were hurt or lost a family member in a motorcycle accident caused by a drunk or drugged driver, you might be entitled to seek financial compensation from that impaired driver or their insurance company.

A motorcycle accident lawyer serving Kent at our firm may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact Herschensohn Law today at (206) 588-4344 for a free case consultation.

Possible Damages Available in a DUI Accident Case

In the aftermath of your motorcycle accident with a DUI driver, you may be overwhelmed with bills, even as you deal with the trauma of the accident. With bills coming in from multiple sources, you may not know how much you are spending now and how much you will need in the future. However, you need to know what your total losses are worth so that you know how much to seek in damages from the at-fault driver.

A personal injury lawyer at our firm can use evidence to estimate a fair settlement for your Kent motorcycle accident. Although we cannot guarantee results, we will fight for you to get the compensation you and your family need from the drunk or drugged driver and his insurance company. Here are the types of damages you may be able to recover:

  • Medical expenses for past and future care, such as surgeries, medications, and physical therapy
  • Home modifications, such as ramps, widened doors and hallways, accessible bathrooms, and more
  • Loss of income, including wages, salary, benefits, bonuses, and tips
  • Property damage for the repair or replacement of your motorcycle
  • Reduced earning capacity if you can no longer work at the same level as you did before the accident
  • Emotional distress and the therapy needed to heal from the accident
  • Physical pain you experienced after the accident
  • Reduced quality of life if you can no longer do the activities you once enjoyed

If you lost your loved one in a motorcycle accident caused by a drugged/drunk driver, we are truly sorry for your loss and hope we can help you through this difficult period. We can explain how and what you and your family could recover in wrongful death damages.

Benefits of Working With Our Lawyer on Your Kent Drunk/Drugged Accident Case

A motorcycle accident lawyer at our firm can help you with every step of the legal and insurance process after a Kent DUI accident.

We can:

  • Investigate the DUI accident: We can gather evidence, such as breathalyzer test results or other toxicology reports and interviews with peers, bartenders, and others, to show that the other driver was using drugs or alcohol before driving.
  • Estimate how much your case is worth: We can use evidence of your past income, medical bills and records, vehicle repair or replacement receipts, expert medical testimony, and more to determine the full value of your losses.
  • File an insurance claim: We can file an insurance claim with supporting documents on your behalf.
  • Maintain communication with other parties: Your lawyer can take phone calls and emails from the other party and their representatives on your behalf.
  • Negotiate a settlement: We will negotiate an out-of-court settlement with the other driver’s insurance company.
  • Sue the drunk or drugged driver: If settlement negotiations fail, we can pursue a lawsuit against the drunk or drugged driver and represent you in court.

We are also available to answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to help you throughout this process.

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We Offer Contingency Fee Services for Motorcycle Accident Victims in Kent

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Many people wrongfully assume that they cannot afford the services of a lawyer when they are injured by another’s negligence. This isn’t the case. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we offer our services at no upfront fee to you. We only receive payment when you win. Our fees and costs would come from your settlement or court award. There is no financial risk to you.

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Legal Deadlines in a Drunk or Drugged Driving Case

Filing a lawsuit will not remove the trauma you have endured or bring back a family member you have lost, but it can help you hold the at-fault driver responsible for their actions. Driving and drinking or using drugs is dangerous, illegal, and damages the lives of too many people each year. You have a short amount of time to act after a motorcycle accident with a drunk or drugged driver.

RCW § 4.16.080 establishes the statutes of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death at three years in most cases. In other words, you typically have three years from the date of the accident or the day of death to sue the at-fault party. Once the statute of limitations has passed, you may forfeit your right to sue, no matter how strong your case is. We can explain the statute of limitations and any exceptions that may influence your case.

Drunk or Drugged Drivers May Be Liable for Accidents

Every driver owes a duty of care to other people on the road: pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, drivers, and passengers. A duty of care is a legal obligation to avoid placing others at risk of injury. Drunk and drugged drivers, who impair their judgment and slow their reflex times, violate that obligation. Causing an accident by driving drunk or on drugs is considered negligent, and negligent drivers may be liable and financially responsible for accidents they cause.

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

- P.R., Katy, WA

What Is Drunk or Drugged Driving Under Washington Law?

According to RCW 46.61.502, drunk or drugged drivers meet one of these criteria:

  • Have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher within two hours of driving
  • Have a THC concentration of 5.00 or higher within two hours of driving
  • Drove under the influence or affected by liquor, marijuana, or any other drug
  • Drove under the influence or affected by a combination of liquor, marijuana, or any other drug

Even legal drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, can affect a person’s ability to drive. An individual who causes an accident while using legal drugs can still be held accountable for it.

Call Herschensohn Law Today for a Free Case Consultation

If you were in a motorcycle accident with a drunk or drugged driver, call Herschensohn Law today at (206) 588-4344 for your free case consultation. We may be able to help you recover damages for medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more. Because our motorcycle accident lawyer in Kent works on contingency, we collect no payment unless we win your case.

Call now—the sooner you call, the sooner we can start working on your case.

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