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Traffic Violation Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Kent, WA

  1. Traffic Violations and Monetary Compensation
  2. Getting Help After a Traffic Violation
  3. What Are Traffic Violations?
  4. Injured in a Traffic Violation Accident? Call Today

Traffic violations include going over the speed limit, ignoring yield signs, running red lights, and other dangerous driving behaviors. Even if it seems like people do such things all the time without consequence, it only takes one time to do irreparable damage.

If you were injured because someone else disobeyed the rules of the road, you have rights. A pedestrian accident lawyer from our firm can explain those rights to you and even pursue compensation on your behalf. Call (206) 588-4344 to learn more about what our traffic violation pedestrian accident lawyer in Kent, WA, can do for you.

Traffic Violations and Monetary Compensation

Filing Suit After a Failure to Obey Accident​

Due to the serious influence traffic violations can have on you, your career, and your family life, Washington law allows you to seek compensation for all kinds of injuries and losses, including:

Medical Expenses

The more serious the injury, the more you could end up spending on:

  • Visits to doctors, dentists, psychiatrists, specialists, and other medical professionals
  • Prescription medications
  • Assistive devices, like hearing aids or prosthetic limbs, to help improve your quality of life
  • Renovating your house to accommodate permanent disabilities
  • Home nursing or other types of long-term care
  • Travel to and from doctor’s appointments

We can determine how much you have already spent on doctor’s bills, as well as how much you may have to spend in the future if your injuries are severe. 

Loss of Income

A relatively minor injury could force you to miss work for a few days or weeks. If your injuries are permanent, you may have to retire early, or at the very least reduce your working hours. As a result, you could temporarily or permanently lose the money you need to pay household bills and other expenses.

You could be reimbursed for lost income if:

  • You took time off to let your injuries heal
  • You will never be able to work as much as you did before
  • You were fired from your job because of the accident and/or your injuries
  • Your recuperation has cost you certain job benefits or the possibility of promotion
  • You need to abandon your old field and train for a completely new job

As with medical expenses, it is important to determine both past and future losses so you can get a fair amount of compensation.

Non-Economic Damages

This is the legal term for the physical and emotional toll an accident can have, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of reputation
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Disfiguring marks or scars
  • Physical or mental disabilities
  • Loss of consortium (i.e., alterations in your relationship with loved ones)

A lawyer from our firm can determine what amount covers all of your losses from the accident.

Filing Suit After a Failure to Obey Accident​

Getting Help After a Traffic Violation

Car accidents can leave you shaken, confused, upset, and angry. You may find it hard to concentrate, especially on a subject as complex as a lawsuit. In addition, you may be in pain and trying to get proper medical care.

The lawyer at Herschensohn Law knows that accident survivors like you face many challenges in recovering compensation after a traffic violation. The team at our Kent, WA, office wants to make things easier for you by:

  • Providing you with a free case review over the phone, so you can learn about your rights at no charge and without even leaving your house or the hospital
  • Charging nothing upfront and only billing for our services when (and if) you get compensation
  • Dealing with insurance companies, the opposing legal team, liable parties, judges, and other parties involved in your case
  • Dealing with paperwork, like demand letters, settlement agreements, and requests from the judge or insurance companies
  • Collecting evidence from as many different sources as possible, such as your doctor, the liable party, witnesses, and relevant experts
  • Determining who is at fault and how much their insurance company should pay you based on the losses you sustained or will sustain in the future
  • Pursuing compensation however we can, whether that means negotiating with the insurer or taking your case to trial

We know this seems like a lot of work, which is why we do all of it for our clients and give them the chance to heal in peace. Instead of having to expend your time and money on building a case by yourself, you would be able to:

  • Devote yourself to following your doctor’s orders
  • Work part-time or light duty if your doctor clears you to do so
  • Spend time with your family and friends
  • Plan for the future, especially if you have permanent injuries that will force you to change your life and lifestyle
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What Are Traffic Violations?

Lawyers for Accidents Due to Failure to Obey Traffic Signals:Signs in Kent, WA

Under RCW § 46.63.020, traffic violations can include but are not limited to:

  • Driving without an appropriate and unrevoked license
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Using unsafe or unsanctioned airbags
  • Driving recklessly, especially in or near a construction zone
  • Failing to report an accident you caused (i.e., doing a hit-and-run)
  • Hitting an unattended car
  • Injuring or killing someone by hitting them with your car
  • Engaging in road races

In just one year, alcohol was a factor in 124 accidents in Kent, Washington, according to data compiled by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).

If someone hurts you by performing any of the above actions, you have the right to seek compensation. Herschensohn Law can explain your rights in greater detail and help you fight for the money you deserve. You should not have to suffer any more than you already have because of another party’s negligence.

Lawyers for Accidents Due to Failure to Obey Traffic Signals:Signs in Kent, WA

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

- P.R., Katy, WA

Injured in a Traffic Violation Accident? Call Today

At Herschensohn Law, we believe that traffic violations should be punished and that includes compelling the liable party’s insurer to pay for your damages. To get a free case review from our Kent, WA, office, call (206) 588-4344. Our accident lawyer is eager to see justice done by holding the liable party accountable for their actions and fighting for your compensation.

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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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