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Reckless / Aggressive Truck Driving Accident Attorneys in Kent

  1. You Can Sue for Injuries a Reckless or Aggressive Driver Causes
  2. Our Attorney Can Help You Pursue Justice Against a Reckless Kent Truck Driver
  3. Timing Is Crucial When You Sue an Aggressive or Reckless Driver in Kent, WA
  4. Taking Legal Action Against an Aggressive or Reckless Driver in Kent, WA
  5. Call Our Team for Assistance With Your Kent Aggressive/Reckless Driving Case

According to RCW 46.61.500, reckless driving constitutes operating a vehicle with willful or wanton disregard for other people or property. In Kent, reckless and aggressive driving may include speeding, driving while intoxicated, passing too closely, frequently changing lanes, tailgating, and road rage. 

If you were injured in a truck accident because of a reckless or aggressive driver, contact Herschensohn Law today to learn how you can seek justice. You deserve fair compensation if your injuries stem from someone else’s wanton actions. Call our team at (206) 588-4344, so we can start helping you pursue financial recovery.

You Can Sue for Injuries a Reckless or Aggressive Driver Causes

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When you drive on Kent’s highways and city streets, you expect semi-truck drivers to obey traffic laws and drive responsibly. Unfortunately, traffic congestion, tight schedules, and stress can make truck drivers especially aggressive on the road. 

Aggressive driving may look like a semi-truck following you too closely when you are going the speed limit. Maybe they try to change lanes quickly or pass you illegally. They might cut you off and slam on their brakes.

Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drivers who act aggressively are more likely to lose control of their vehicles. When large truck operators are aggressive or reckless, they can cause severe injuries and even fatalities. As a victim of aggressive driving, you should not have to pay for the accident they caused. That’s where our Kent personal injury lawyer at Herschensohn Law can help.

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Our Attorney Can Help You Pursue Justice Against a Reckless Kent Truck Driver

Heavy semi-trucks easily outweigh passenger vehicles by 20 to 30 times, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). With that, you may be significantly more likely to suffer a life-altering injury like traumatic brain damage, broken bones, organ damage, or paralysis when you are hit by a large truck.

Damages You Can Seek in a Truck Crash Case in Kent, Washington

Our team knows that medical treatment is critical after a truck accident. We can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses, including surgery, hospital stays, rehabilitation, medication, and physical therapy.

If you are out of work due to your aggressive driving accident injuries, we could also help you recover the financial losses you experience due to missed workdays and loss of business. If your injuries prevent you from advancing your career, we can include career rehabilitation, education, and calculated future income loss in your claim as well. 

Injuries from a severe truck accident are not just physical and financial but psychological. You may suffer post-traumatic stress, mental anguish, and emotional distress after a truck accident caused by an aggressive or reckless driver. These are very real losses for which you may deserve compensation. Our team can actively seek these non-economic damages on your behalf.

We Can Seek Accountability From Reckless and Aggressive Truck Drivers

When a driver recklessly endangers the lives of others with aggressive behavior behind the wheel, they should be held accountable. Our team is here to see that you receive justice after an accident a reckless truck driver caused. 

A personal injury lawyer at Herschensohn Law can advocate for your interests against even the most aggressive drivers and their insurance companies. We are not afraid to face them across the negotiating table and will gladly take your case to trial if it means securing a higher settlement or verdict for your losses.

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Timing Is Crucial When You Sue an Aggressive or Reckless Driver in Kent, WA


RCW 4.16.080 has established a three-year limit for personal injury lawsuits in most cases. However, the time limit can vary depending on the details of your case. Still, if you miss this deadline, you could lose your chance to recover damages.

Our team is aware of the legal timelines associated with aggressive and reckless driving lawsuits in Washington. We can keep your case on a strict timeline to ensure that the insurance company does not push negotiations past the deadline.

We invite you to contact our team as soon as possible after your accident to ensure time to prepare your case before the statute of limitations expires.


Taking Legal Action Against an Aggressive or Reckless Driver in Kent, WA

When you work with Herschensohn Law, our team can handle every aspect of your aggressive driving case.

We can:

Provide a Free Initial Case Review

We start with a free consultation to help you understand your legal rights and determine whether a claim or lawsuit is in your interests. If we decide to take your case, we may start gathering evidence right away to establish your claim and prove that the reckless driver was at fault. 

Establish Liability 

Since a shipping company or broker employs truck drivers, we may hold the company financially accountable for your injuries. In most cases, we would not hold the driver liable since their employer takes responsibility for their employee’s negligence.

Submit a Demand Letter

Once we establish liability, we submit a demand letter to the responsible party’s insurance company. This demand outlines the details of your claim and informs them of the amount you expect to receive. Many insurance companies may reject the claim outright or tender a lower settlement offer.

Negotiate a Fair Settlement

Our truck accident attorney can counter unfair settlement offers. We know that many insurance companies are motivated to pay out as little as they can. When we receive a lowball settlement offer, we engage actively with the insurance carrier to negotiate a payout consistent with the value of your losses. 

Prepare Your Case for Trial

While we negotiate your settlement, we simultaneously prepare your case to go to trial. This process could include filing a lawsuit against all the liable parties before the statute of limitations runs out. If we do not achieve a settlement, we can represent you in all court proceedings.

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

- P.R., Katy, WA

Call Our Team for Assistance With Your Kent Aggressive/Reckless Driving Case

Whether a truck driver ran you off the road or hit you while they were speeding, our team can help you seek the compensation you deserve. Aggressive and reckless drivers can bear responsibility for the negative impacts of their behavior. Let the team at Herschensohn Law advocate for your legal rights at the negotiating table and/or in the courtroom. 

Call our team at (206) 588-4344 for a free consultation.

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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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