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Lawyers for Pedestrian Accidents caused by Driver Errors in Kent

  1. Injured in Kent? You Could Seek Compensation
  2. What Compensation for Driver Error Accidents Includes
  3. How to Avoid Driver Errors
  4. What if Driver Error Was Not a Factor?
  5. If You’ve Been Hurt in an Accident, Call Today

Were you injured in a pedestrian accident in Kent? Driver error may have played a crucial role. If you can prove the driver is at fault, their insurance company could reimburse you for medical care, lost income, and much more.

A pedestrian accident attorney from our office can help you build your case and fight for the compensation you deserve. To find out more, call us at (206) 588-4344 for a free case evaluation. Our driver error accident lawyer in Kent, WA, is eager to hear from you.

Injured in Kent? You Could Seek Compensation

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Herschensohn Law understands the devastating impact that driver errors can have on Kent, WA, residents. If you want help pursuing damages, the accident lawyer at our firm wants to help. Our clients rely on us to:

  • Build strong case files through the collection of medical documentation, police reports, witness testimony, video footage, and other evidence
  • Talk to the other involved parties over the phone, in person, or via email, text, or fax
  • Calculate how much their case is worth and remain firm as we seek that amount from the liable party
  • Fill out forms, send out notifications, prepare trial exhibits, and handle all other paperwork
  • Negotiate for a fair settlement if possible, or represent them in the courtroom if necessary
  • Advise them on how to handle their case and be available to address any questions they have as their case proceeds

You have three years from the accident date to begin your case. This is the law according to RCW § 4.16.080, and it applies to both personal injury and wrongful death cases.

We encourage all accident survivors, and relatives of fatal accident victims, to contact us as soon as possible, if only for a free case assessment. This way, you can be better equipped to take advantage of your rights and decide when to start your lawsuit.

How Much Do Our Services Cost?

The team at Herschensohn Law charges no attorney’s fees upfront. Instead, we tie our success to yours by charging a contingency fee. If we cannot get compensation for you, you pay us no attorney’s fees. If we do get compensation, you pay us once that money is in your bank account.

At least 267 people were injured in traffic accidents in Kent in just one year, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). Ten of those injuries were fatal. Everyone injured in an accident deserves the chance to seek compensation, no matter how much money they have. That is why we charge a contingency fee.

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What Compensation for Driver Error Accidents Includes

There is no specific amount that all survivors or victims of driver error can receive. Rather, the law allows you to seek compensation based on the specific injuries and losses you experienced due to the accident. This includes compensation for:

Bodily Injuries

The physical and emotional toll of the accident can be either temporary or lifelong. You could seek compensation for your:

  • Pain and suffering: general physical and psychological distress
  • Temporary disability: injuries you will eventually recover from
  • Permanent disability: injuries you can never fully recover from
  • Lost quality of life: general loss of independence and happiness

Financial Strain

Accidents can result in both additional costs and reduced income, so you can sue for:

  • Medical expenses: the cost of seeking necessary medical care
  • Other related expenses: including the cost of paying for others to assume duties you normally did yourself
  • Lost income: the money you could not earn while you recuperated
  • Lost earning capacity: the money you will not be able to earn in the future due to permanent disabilities

Wrongful Death

If you lost a loved one due to another driver’s error, we are truly sorry for your loss. The team at Herschensohn Law can fight for the compensation you need based on:

  • Loss of financial support: the income your loved one brought into the household
  • Loss of companionship: the advice, affection, and attention your loved one gave to you and their other relatives
  • Bereavement: the intense grief and sadness associated with your loved one’s sudden passing
  • Funeral and burial expenses: the cost of laying your loved one to rest
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How to Avoid Driver Errors

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A driver error is any behavior that goes against the law and common sense. Examples include:

  • Driving in the wrong lane or the wrong direction
  • Driving through a stop sign without stopping or when it is not your turn
  • Driving through a red light
  • Failing to yield the right of way when appropriate
  • Failing to signal when turning, or turning from the wrong lane
  • Following another vehicle too closely
  • Driving over the speed limit

Driver errors can occur anywhere, including:

  • Highways
  • Busy streets
  • Seemingly empty country lanes
  • Bridges
  • Tunnels
  • Parking lots

While everyone makes mistakes, you can reduce your chances of committing or falling victim to an error on the road by always remaining alert, whether you are behind the wheel or on foot.

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What if Driver Error Was Not a Factor?

Many, but not all, accidents are the result of driver error. If it turns out that the driver was not at fault in your crash, you may still be able to get compensation by suing whoever was truly responsible. This could be a:

  • Car maintenance team if the driver’s vehicle was not kept in good repair despite being taken to a mechanic regularly
  • Road maintenance team if unsafe roadway conditions (e.g., a broken streetlight) contributed to the crash
  • Car part manufacturer if there was a flaw in the driver’s vehicle

Our team can determine who was at fault in your case and the best way to recover damages.

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

- P.R., Katy, WA

If You’ve Been Hurt in an Accident, Call Today

Herschensohn Law proudly serves clients in Kent and other WA communities. Call today for a free case review at (206) 588-4344. Our accident lawyer can determine the role driver error played in your case and fight for your compensation.

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