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Lawyer for Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Speeding Drivers in Kent, WA

  1. Damages Available After a Speeding Accident in Kent
  2. How Our Lawyer Can Help With Your Kent Motorcycle Speeding Accident
  3. Deadlines in a Motorcycle Speeding Accident
  4. Speeding Accidents Have Serious Consequences
  5. Common Injuries in Speeding Accidents
  6. Herschensohn Law Can Represent You After a Speeding Accident in Kent

Speeding is one of the most common traffic violations, so it is no surprise that speeding accidents happen frequently. Some people speed because they are late, others as a response to the frustration of sitting in traffic, and some just out of habit. Others are partIcipating in drag racing, which is a big problem in Kent, according to KIRO7. It doesn’t really matter why people speed; what matters is that speeding accidents can cause serious injuries and death for motorcyclists. 

Were you injured, or did you lose a family member in a motorcycle speeding accident caused by another driver in Kent? If so, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation, known as damages, for your losses. These damages may cover your losses from medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.

Call Herschensohn Law today at (206) 588-4344 to learn more about how our legal team serving Kent can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Damages Available After a Speeding Accident in Kent

Each motorcycle accident has unique circumstances, so there is no standard damages package for a speeding accident. The faster the other driver was traveling, the more likely an accident with a motorcyclist will result in severe injuries and extensive property damage. It could even result in death.  

The greater degree of injury and losses generally result in larger payouts as well. Depending upon the circumstances of your motorcycle accident, we will examine your case and estimate how much your damages are worth. You may be able to recover the following types of damages:

Economic Damages After a Speeding Accident on a Motorcycle

If you suffered tangible losses because of your motorcycle accident, you might be able to recover damages for:

  • Medical treatment
  • Medical equipment
  • Modifications to make your home accessible
  • Loss of income, including wages, tips, and salary
  • Property damage to your motorcycle 

Non-Economic Damages After a Speeding Accident on a Motorcycle

If you suffered intangible losses because of the speeding accident, you may be able to recover damages for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Permanent disability
  • Mental pain and anguish
  • Reduced quality of life 

Wrongful Death Damages After a Speeding Accident on a Motorcycle

If you lost a loved one in a speeding accident, you may be able to recover damages for:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of household services
  • Loss of love, care, affection, companionship, and training

How Our Lawyer Can Help With Your Kent Motorcycle Speeding Accident

If you suffered injuries in an accident caused by a speeder while you were riding your motorcycle, a lawyer on our team could help you seek damages from the at-fault driver and/or his insurance company. 

Spending hours on hold with an insurance agent or tracking down bills and receipts is not how you want to spend your days while recovering from an accident. Our attorney can take on these tasks and more so that you can focus on healing.

We can:

  • Investigate your accident, such as looking for evidence at the accident scene, speaking with eyewitnesses, and reviewing videos and photographs that show the other driver caused your accident by speeding
  • Estimate the value of your damages based on evidence, such as your medical bills and records, expert medical testimony, past wage statements, and vehicle repair or replacement bills
  • Handle insurance matters, including communicating with the insurance companies, filing a claim, and submitting supporting documents such as bills and receipts 
  • Negotiate an out-of-court settlement with the speeding driver’s insurance company
  • Pursue a lawsuit against the speeding driver if settlement negotiations fail

You Can Afford to Hire a Speeding Accident Lawyer on Our Team

When recovering from the trauma of a speeding accident, the last thing you want is to worry about how you will pay the bill for a lawyer. Rest assured that when you work with the team at Herschensohn Law, you will not have to worry about affording a lawyer. Our team works on contingency, which means our legal services are accessible to everyone.

Working on contingency means that we take our legal fees from your settlement or verdict. In other words, we only get paid if we win your case. You pay no fees out of pocket or up front. If you do not win, you owe us nothing, so you face no financial risk when you work with Herschensohn Law.

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Deadlines in a Motorcycle Speeding Accident

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Motorcycle accidents are recognized as personal injury cases, and such cases have legal deadlines. These deadlines are known as statutes of limitation. Per RCW 4.16.080, motorcycle accident victims typically have three years to file lawsuits if they wish to pursue damages through the courts. Thankfully, when you work with us, most cases are resolved in settlement negotiations, but you do not want to delay. We will need that time to sufficiently build a strong case for you. 

In the unfortunate circumstance that you have lost a loved one, first, please accept our condolences on your loss. We understand how difficult this can be for you. Such wrongful death cases are also given three years in which to file under the same statute. Allow us to handle your case so you and your family may heal in peace.

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Speeding Accidents Have Serious Consequences

Drivers who speed put themselves, their passengers, and motorcyclists on the road in danger. Drivers who cause speeding accidents commit negligence and hold financial responsibility for the resulting expenses riders involved in the accident accumulate.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding drivers are more likely to lose control of their vehicles. Speeding cars also travel farther before stopping once the driver perceives danger. Cars moving at high speeds offer less protection to their occupants, and high-speed car accidents tend to be more serious. As a result, speeding accidents cause severe injuries and even death.

Many people think of speeding as simply driving faster than the posted speed limit, but speeding also includes driving too fast for current conditions. Information from the National Safety Council (NSC) shows that speed was a contributing factor in fatal accidents on roads stemming from poor conditions, including wet roads and roads with ice, frost, snow, slush, mud, dirt, gravel, and moving or standing water.

Common Injuries in Speeding Accidents

Victims of speeding accidents can suffer a wide range of injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash
  • Burns
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Cuts and lacerations

You may be entitled to seek damages that cover treatment for your injuries and other ways the accident has affected your life.

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

- P.R., Katy, WA

Herschensohn Law Can Represent You After a Speeding Accident in Kent

If a motorcycle accident with a speeding driver has left you injured or caused the death of a family member, do not forego the compensation you deserve. Contact Herschensohn Law today for assistance after your speeding accident. Our Kent speeding accident lawyer may be able to help you recover damages for medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more. 

Call (206) 588-4344 for your free case consultation today. 

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