Kent Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
You probably have many questions swirling in your mind after a pedestrian accident in Kent. Do I need a lawyer? How will I pay my bills? Will health insurance cover my losses, or will I need to file a lawsuit?
Herschensohn Law offers more than answers; our Kent personal injury lawyers offer dedicated legal representation to people who have suffered serious injuries due to the negligence of others. When you work with our team, you can focus on your health, well-being, and familial relationships. In the meantime, we build and file your case against the at-fault party, seeking compensation for your injury-related hardships.
Call (206) 588-4344 to begin your free case review.
You Pay Nothing Upfront to Hire Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Between healthcare expenses and missed time from work, you may have concerns about how you’ll afford a lawyer’s help. But that’s not something you need to worry about. Herschensohn Law works on a contingency-fee basis.
Here’s what this means for you:
- You pay nothing up front for us to break ground on your case.
- Our law firm finances your case’s consulting and administrative costs.
- A pre-determined portion of your settlement pays for our time and efforts.
- You pay nothing if your case doesn’t yield financial recovery.
You get the details of this arrangement in writing from the very beginning of our partnership, so you know what to expect.
Our Kent Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Put Your Needs First
When you entrust your personal injury claim to Herschensohn Law, we can start on your case immediately. We know that time is of the essence in personal injury cases, and we aim to uphold your rights to the best of our abilities. While our legal strategies vary from case to case, here’s a rough outline of what you can expect:
We Learn Your Story During a Free Case Review
Don’t feel intimidated by the term “case review.” This is your opportunity to consult with our team about your case and learn your next steps for free. Here, we learn the basics of your situation, including how you were injured and the medical care you required.
Remember: there’s no obligation to partner with us at this point. We simply want to get your perspective on what happened and assess your options.
Our Legal Professionals Investigate Your Kent Pedestrian Accident
We kick off many personal injury cases with an investigation. Our goal is to gather as much information related to your accident as possible, so we can determine fault and liability (more on that later). Our fact-finding methods are very much like the investigations you’ve seen in popular media.
- Visits the accident scene (if possible)
- Interviews eyewitnesses and third-party field consultants
- Secures photos and videos of the collision
- Consults with your healthcare team about your initial medical care
- Requests a copy of the police report/accident report
We want to find as much information related to your case as possible. If you have any information pertinent to your case (for instance, a copy of the accident report), we could use that information to learn more about what happened.
We Determine Fault and Liability for Your Pedestrian Accident
Many people use the terms “fault” and “liability” interchangeably. Yet, they do not mean the same thing. Here’s what to know:
- Fault refers to the party who directly caused your accident. For instance, if you were hit by a drunk driver, they would be at fault for what happened.
- Liability refers to the party who has a financial obligation to pay for your losses. Several parties can be liable in an accident. For example, if you were hit by someone driving for work, their employer may also be liable for your injuries.
We intend to hold the at-fault and liable parties responsible for your losses. You don’t have to worry about fielding phone calls, emails, or text messages from these entities, either. Your pedestrian accident attorney in Kent manages everything your case entails.
Our Law Firm Manages Your Personal Injury Claim or Civil Lawsuit
Don’t be worried about filing a lawsuit. We handle everything your case requires. What’s more, we resolve most pedestrian accident cases through insurance settlements. So, you might not have to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover what you need.
Herschensohn Law manages your case’s bureaucratic matters, paperwork, and presentation. This allows you to spend time with your family and heal. In the meantime, we fight tirelessly for fair financial recovery.
Your Kent Personal Injury Lawyer Seeks Fair Compensation for Your Losses
The compensation you demand should account for both your direct, financial losses and how the accident has affected your quality of life. We intend to seek financial recovery that covers:
As a pedestrian, you had no protection against the steel frame of a motor vehicle. Even a slow-speed accident may have caused catastrophic injuries. You shouldn’t have to pay a dime for your necessary treatment costs. We fight for a settlement that covers:
- Hospital stays
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Doctors’ co-pays
- Assistive medical devices
We even seek damages for your future medical expenses. That way, you can work toward maximum medical improvement without worrying about your financial stability later on.
You shouldn’t have to force yourself to attend work while managing a serious condition. Depending on your profession (such as whether you work full-time or contractually), your personal injury attorney can seek lost:
- Paid time off
- Freelance contracts
If your physical injury affects your long-term earning ability, we can include the difference in your earning power in your case.
Your Injury-Related Out-of-Pocket Costs
Even if the insurer readily accepts your claim, it takes time for you to get paid. So, while awaiting compensation, you may have spent money out of pocket on:
- Lawn maintenance
- Childcare costs
- Temporary transportation arrangements
- Property damage expenses
Keep all receipts and bills related to your damages. We can use this information to bolster your claim and seek what you deserve.
Your non-economic damages do not come with inherent monetary values. Rather, their values depend on the severity of your condition, your quality of life, and what damages you incurred. Examples of compensable non-economic damages in your pedestrian accident case include:
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
- Lost quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
Non-economic damages could comprise a significant value of your claim’s value. Washington State does not cap how much you can request in non-economic damages following a pedestrian accident.
Entrust Our Team With Your Kent Wrongful Death Case
You shouldn’t have to play phone tag with insurance companies in the aftermath of a loved one’s passing. You deserve to take this time to grieve, celebrate their life, and make new memories with your family. Herschensohn Law stands ready to take your wrongful death claim and seek monetary compensation for:
- Funeral expenses
- Cremation and/or burial costs
- Loss of parental guidance and household services
- The decedent’s pain and suffering
- Loss of the decedent’s income
Our Kent wrongful death lawyers offer a shoulder to lean on during this challenging time. We make ourselves available to answer your questions, tend to your concerns, and hold the at-fault party accountable.
Your Pedestrian Accident Case Comes With a Filing Deadline
There are many time-sensitive aspects of your case. For instance, it’s important that we promptly get witness statements, as their memories may fade with time. Also, if we wait too long, traffic camera footage could become unavailable––and that information can make or break a pedestrian accident claim.
Another time-sensitive aspect (and perhaps the most important) is the statute of limitations. Under Washington State law, you generally have three years to file your personal injury lawsuit. Your filing period begins from the date of the collision.
The sooner we set your case in motion, the more robust your case can be. Remember: there’s no cost or obligation to call us and learn about your options. Your first case review is free, and there is no pressure to partner with us.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pedestrian Accident Cases
It’s reasonable to feel uncertain about certain aspects of the legal process. So, we’ve compiled some questions that we get from others in situations like yours. Some frequently asked questions include:
What Injuries Allow Me to Seek Compensation?
If you suffered serious injuries in a collision, you can pursue financial recovery for your medical bills and other expenses. Since we first began serving injured people in 2009, we’ve advocated for those suffering from:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries, such as whiplash
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord trauma
- Soft-tissue injuries
- Broken bones
- Torn ligaments
- The loss of one or more limbs
Don’t stress if you don’t see your injuries listed above. Even if you don’t see your condition listed above, we encourage you to contact our law office.
How Long Does It Take to Resolve a Kent Pedestrian Accident Case?
It depends. It could take weeks, months, or longer to resolve your case. Its progression depends on many things, including the strength of your case’s evidence and the cost of your monetary damages.
There are also some things that are just out of our control. For example, if you filed a lawsuit, it could take months for the trial date to roll around. One thing is for certain: with our team, you can expect timely updates and reassurance that we’re doing everything possible to advance your claim.
What Should I Do After a Pedestrian Accident?
Your health and well-being should be your top priorities following any type of motor vehicle accident. So, we encourage you to seek medical attention and follow through with your doctor’s recommendations. For instance, attend physical therapy if requested. Take medications as prescribed and be sure to refrain from strenuous activity.
You don’t want the liable party to contest the severity of your injuries and use that as justification to devalue your losses. You also want to do everything in your power to reach maximum medical recovery.
Call Herschensohn Law to Start Your No-Obligation Case Review
Ready to explore your options? We’re ready to explain them. If we’re a good fit, we can break ground on your case and start seeking financial compensation today. To contact our Kent pedestrian accident lawyers, dial (206) 588-4344.
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Our results speak for themselves
After a worker was electrocuted on a construction site and suffered life-changing injuries, we fought and won on their behalf.
When a retired man was killed in a truck accident, we made sure his grieving family got fair compensation.
When a defective medical device harmed our client, we fought to ensure they had the financial compensation needed to recover.
Hurt? Let our law firm handle the details
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.