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Intersection/Crosswalk Accident Lawyer in Kent, WA

  1. How Can an Intersection Accident Lawyer Help?
  2. What Are Crosswalk Accident Damages?
  3. How Can I Prevent Intersection Accidents?
  4. Our Kent Law Firm Offers Free Assessments

Crosswalks are common sites for motor vehicle accidents. With so many vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians gathering in one place, and with so many different signs or signals to keep track of, intersections are uniquely dangerous for motorists and pedestrians alike.

If you are looking for a pedestrian accident lawyer after suffering an injury at a crosswalk, our intersection/crosswalk accident lawyer in Kent, WA can represent you. To learn more, including whether or not you have a viable case, call (206) 588-4344.

How Can an Intersection Accident Lawyer Help?

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As a law firm, it is our job to manage legal cases on behalf of clients who suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence. We also handle wrongful death cases, for when the accident victim passes away and their surviving relatives take up the fight for compensation.

Your intersection/crosswalk accident lawyer can:

  • Gather evidence to prove the liable party caused your injuries 
  • Quantify your injuries so you know what they are worth and will know if the insurance company tries to undervalue your injuries
  • Meet with the other parties on your behalf, so they do not get a chance to misinterpret your words and use them against you
  • Send and receive all necessary paperwork, so you do not have to worry about making an error that jeopardizes your case
  • Negotiate hard for the compensation you deserve and not a penny less
  • Provide advice and a professional “outsider’s” perspective on how to handle your case

When to Hire an Attorney

It is usually best to start consulting attorneys as soon as you are medically stable. This is because RCW § 4.16.080 generally allows accident survivors just three years to begin a lawsuit.

To protect your right to compensation, and to give us a better chance of finding evidence while it is still fresh, you can contact us right after you receive medical attention.

How Much Attorneys Cost

As a general rule, the longer your case goes on, the more it will cost. It is a good idea to discuss attorney’s fees and other fees with us before deciding whether or not to hire us. There are several ways we can make legal costs more affordable for you, including:

  • Assessing your case’s viability at no charge
  • Deferring all attorney’s fees until after we win your case
  • Waiving all attorney’s fees if we do not win your case
  • Helping you identify every single type of compensation you qualify for, so you do not leave anything on the table and miss out on the money you deserve
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What Are Crosswalk Accident Damages?

Washington State law allows traffic accident survivors (or the relatives of accident victims) to ask for two main types of damages:

Economic Damages for Financial Loss

Accidents can be very costly for several reasons, including:

  • The cost of medical care (like emergency services, surgery, physical therapy, medication, and home nursing)
  • The short- or long-term inability to go to work and earn your normal salary
  • The inability to ever return to your old job and/or the cost of training to enter a new field that is better suited to your current capabilities
  • The cost of hiring others to watch your children while you receive treatment, or to take care of your house or lawn if you are no longer able to do so
  • The cost of replacing any personal property you lost in the accident

If you are financially worse off today than if you had never been involved in an intersection/crosswalk accident, our lawyer in Kent, WA, can help. Our team can pursue the compensation you need to cover your bills and get back on your feet.

Non-Economic Damages for Bodily Injuries

The physical and emotional toll of an accident is often worse than the monetary losses. Your well-being could be affected by:

  • Physical disabilities that prevent you from moving or using part of your body, either temporarily or permanently
  • Intellectual disabilities that make it more difficult to concentrate, control your emotions, or perform certain tasks, either temporarily or permanently
  • The inability to take care of yourself or enjoy the types of activities you used to engage in
  • The changes your injuries have forced upon your relationship with your spouse or another relative

As with financial losses, if the accident has left you physically and mentally worse off than you used to be, that is grounds for a lawsuit.

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How Can I Prevent Intersection Accidents?

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers the following tips for pedestrians trying to stay safe:

  • Do not jaywalk: Only cross the road at a crosswalk, and only after you have carefully checked for oncoming traffic from all directions, including nearby parking lots and driveways.
  • Walk on the sidewalk: If there is a sidewalk available, use it. If not, stay as far away from traffic as you can, and walk in the opposite direction (rather than alongside) of oncoming cars.
  • Stay in the light: This is especially important if it is dark or if there is no crosswalk. You will want to find a bright spot (e.g., under a streetlight) to cross so that drivers can more easily see you.
  • Obey traffic signs and signals: Traffic lights are not just for motor vehicles. They also help pedestrians determine when it is (and is not) safe to cross the street.

Unfortunately, the precautions you take may not be enough to “cancel out” another person’s reckless actions, and you could still end up with serious injuries. If that happens, Herschensohn Law can help you seek justice.

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

- P.R., Katy, WA

Our Kent Law Firm Offers Free Assessments

At no cost or obligation to you, a member of our team can review your case over the phone within minutes. After this evaluation, you can decide whether to hire our Kent, WA, lawyer to manage your case. Call Herschensohn Law at (206) 588-4344 to learn more about how we can help after an intersection or crosswalk accident.

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