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Intoxicated Motorist Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Kent, WA

  1. How to Hold an Intoxicated Driver Accountable
  2. The Intoxicated Motorist Could Owe You Compensation
  3. The Legal Definition of an Intoxicated Motorist
  4. Let Our Kent Accident Lawyer Help You

Drunk driving has been outlawed and condemned in America for decades, and rightfully so. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that drunk driving kills 32 people in this country every day. Many more are left with debilitating injuries.

Our intoxicated motorist accident lawyer in Kent, WA, can help you seek compensation after a drunk driving accident. This could help you cover medical costs and many other expenses, and hold the liable party accountable. Contact our office online or call (206) 588-4344 today to learn more.

How to Hold an Intoxicated Driver Accountable

Drunk Driving Accident Victims in Kent

As a driver, passenger, or even a pedestrian, you expect and deserve a certain amount of respect from other road users. This includes a pedestrian’s right to lawfully use the sidewalks and crosswalks without being hit by a drunk driver.

If those rights are violated, the pedestrian accident attorney at Herschensohn Law can:

Investigate the Crash

We can seek evidence that supports your case, such as:

  • Medical records and statements from your doctors
  • The police report filed in response to your accident
  • Any cameras that caught the accident on film
  • Statements from witnesses about what happened and/or from experts with relevant areas of expertise

Negotiate a Settlement

In many cases, the liable party’s insurance company (which is responsible for paying out accident damages) may be willing to offer a settlement. However, there is no guarantee this offer will be high enough to meet your needs.

To make sure the insurance company offers you a fair deal, we can:

  • Send a demand letter detailing the accident, how much money you are asking for, and why you believe you deserve that money
  • Prove your case through available evidence
  • Disprove any accusations that you caused the accident or are exaggerating the severity of your injuries
  • Provide the insurer with any evidence or information they need to conduct their own investigation
  • Meet with the insurance company to negotiate a settlement agreement that meets all of your current and projected needs
  • Let you know if we think any settlement offers are fair or if you should continue fighting for a better agreement

If a pretrial settlement is not attainable, we can take your case to court.

Be There for You

We know how traumatic it is to be involved in a drunk driving accident. That is why we do everything in our power to make the legal system more accessible and less stressful for our clients by:

  • Giving them the chance to ask questions whenever they need more information
  • Charging no attorney’s fees unless and until they get their compensation
  • Contacting them with regular case updates
  • Advising them about how best to handle their cases
  • Lending a compassionate ear as they tell us about what they have been through and what their goals are for seeking compensation
Drunk Driving Accident Victims in Kent

The Intoxicated Motorist Could Owe You Compensation

Drunk driving can take a heavy toll on your life by:

  • Causing painful physical injuries
  • Worsening your mental wellbeing
  • Wiping out savings and undermining financial stability
  • Keeping you from working, enjoying favorite activities, and more

You should never have had to experience this trauma. At Herschensohn Law, we can help you hold the drunk driver accountable by seeking compensation like the following:

  • Pain and suffering: the physical and emotional anguish you have endured
  • Disability: the complete or partial loss of use of any body part
  • Disfigurement: any scars or marks that affect your appearance or cause you pain
  • Loss of consortium: how the accident has damaged your relationship with your spouse or close relatives
  • Medical costs: the money you spent (or will likely have to spend in the future) to stay alive, recover, and improve your quality of life
  • Travel costs: the expense of seeing a doctor who is far from home
  • Loss of income: the salary and other job benefits you could not earn while you recuperated from your injuries
  • Loss of employment: the job you cannot return to post-accident and/or the jobs or promotions you once expected to qualify for but no longer can

We can add up the cost of your losses and determine a precise dollar amount that you should seek from the insurance company. With our team’s help, you can be confident that you are asking for a fair amount, and that your compensation could cover all of your losses.

Pursuing Compensation from Uninsured Motorists

What happens if the intoxicated motorist is not insured or cannot be found? In these cases, seeking compensation could be more difficult, but it is not impossible. Our Kent, WA, accident lawyer can work with you to figure out the best way of pursuing damages in this situation.

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The Legal Definition of an Intoxicated Motorist

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Per the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL), a driver may be considered intoxicated under several circumstances, including:

  • An adult driver with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of at least .08
  • A commercial vehicle (e.g., truck) driver with a BAC of at least .04
  • A driver under 21 with a BAC of at least .02
  • A driver under the influence of a drug other than alcohol, such as marijuana, known to impair one’s judgment and reaction time

The penalties for drunk driving include license suspension, having to be evaluated for drug or alcohol dependency, fines and fees, and more. Unfortunately, such consequences are not enough to deter everyone.

At Herschensohn Law, we believe that all drunk drivers should be held responsible and that all accident survivors and victims should receive monetary compensation. Our firm can help you if your family has been impacted by an intoxicated driver.

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

- P.R., Katy, WA

Let Our Kent Accident Lawyer Help You

There is no excuse for an intoxicated motorist to be out on the road. Our pedestrian accident lawyer in Kent, WA, can help you hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions. Get a free case evaluation from Herschensohn Law today by calling (206) 588-4344.

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When you work with our law office, there are no obligations, hidden fees, or fine print. It’s that simple.

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