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Lawyers for Pedestrian Accidents Caused by Distracted or Careless Drivers in Kent

  1. We Handle Distracted Motorist Pedestrian Accident Cases in Kent, WA
  2. How Can I Seek Accident Compensation?
  3. What Causes Distracted Motorist Accidents?
  4. After a Distracted Motorist Pedestrian Accident, Call on Us

When you are behind the wheel, it is vital to pay attention to the road at all times. Taking your eyes away from the road for even a moment to look at a phone, glance at your passengers, or even reach down for a sip of coffee can result in a catastrophic collision resulting in property damage, serious injuries, or even fatalities. Many of us practice safe driving, but we cannot control what other drivers do. 

If you were hit by a distracted motorist, the pedestrian accident lawyer in Kent, WA, from our firm can help you seek compensation. Call today for a free case review at (206) 588-4344.

We Handle Distracted Motorist Accident Cases in Kent, WA

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Most Washington traffic accident cases fall under the statute of limitations listed at RCW § 4.16.080. This law generally gives you three years from the accident date to begin legal action against the responsible party, with very few exceptions.

The sooner you call on the pedestrian accident lawyer at Herschensohn Law, the sooner our team can:

  • Provide you with a free case review that informs you of your rights and suggests possible next steps
  • Collect evidence such as medical records, police reports, and witness statements so we know who caused your accident and how much you should ask them to pay
  • Contact the liable party’s insurance company to ask for the compensation that we have calculated is right for you
  • Meet with the insurance company as many times as necessary to convince them to pay what you need, or take the liable party to court and seek a jury award, if we feel that is the more promising option
  • Handle all communication with others, including phone calls, forms, and in-person meetings
  • Answer all of your questions about your case, your rights, or the legal process 

If you are concerned about affording a lawyer, we make it easy by charging a simple contingency fee. You pay nothing upfront and only pay our legal fee if and when we get compensation for you.

Still have questions? We are here to answer them! Our distracted motorist accident lawyer in Kent, WA, would be happy to address all of your concerns until you are comfortable and feel we deserve your trust.

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How Can I Seek Accident Compensation?

Part of our job is to tell clients how much their injuries are worth financially. That means classifying each of your injuries and losses into a legally recognized category, such as:

  • Loss of income: Your injuries can keep you from earning the money your family relies on if you must take time off work to heal.
  • Loss of earning capacity: Unlike the loss of income, loss of earning capacity means you can no longer work or do the same job you used to.
  • Medical bills: Your medical costs can quickly pile up after an accident. Receiving compensation would mean you no longer have to worry about affording accident-related care.
  • Household care: Do your injuries mean you now need help with household chores or childcare? Compensation can help you pay for that assistance.
  • Disability: Any loss of physical or intellectual ability, whether short-term or long-term, could entitle you to compensation.
  • Pain and suffering: This refers to the general negative impact on your physical and mental health brought about by the crash.
  • Loss of consortium: Your relationship with your spouse or another relative has suffered due to the accident.
  • Disfigurement: Some injuries leave scars that alter your appearance or make it harder to use the injured area. Such scars could entitle you to damages.

If your loved one passed away from their accident injuries, you could be eligible for wrongful death damages, such as funeral expenses and loss of companionship.

We know how difficult it is to be patient when you have suffered a serious injury and need help now. If the insurance company or anyone else tries to drag out your case, Herschensohn Law can get things back on track. We do not want you to wait one minute longer than necessary for your compensation.

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What Causes Distracted Motorist Accidents?

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Distracted drivers were responsible for 370 accidents in Kent in just one year, as reported by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). Of these:

  • 107 accidents resulted in injuries ranging from minor to fatal
  • 20 accidents involved cell phones
  • 31 accidents involved teenagers 

Cell phones, despite their reputation as a common cause of motor vehicle accidents, actually played a limited role in distracted driving accidents in Kent. This is good news, and an indication that the state’s ban on using cell phones while driving, found at RCW § 46.61.671, may be working.

If cell phones are not the primary cause of Kent’s distracted driving accidents, what is? Other reasons a driver may be distracted include:

  • Dials or buttons inside the car that regulate the radio, air conditioner, and other controls
  • Other passengers, who may create distractions by talking loudly, moving around, or pointing out things on the side of the road
  • Unnecessary tasks: eating, drinking, applying make-up, and other activities should wait until you are no longer driving
  • An animal or person who suddenly darts into the driver’s path
  • Simple inattention—a driver who is familiar with the road may let their mind drift and start thinking about other things

While some distractions are unavoidable, many can be prevented with a little common sense. When someone fails to use that common sense, they may be liable for any injuries, deaths, or property damage they cause.

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

- P.R., Katy, WA

After a Distracted Motorist Accident, Call on Us

If you were injured in a distracted motorist accident in Kent, WA, call Herschensohn Law at (206) 588-4344. Our accident lawyer, Zach Herschensohn, takes the time to truly get to know you and your case so that he can develop a solid course of action to move forward. Call today.

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