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Lawyers for Accidents Caused by Failure to Obey Traffic Laws in Kent

Motor vehicle accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. When you are involved in one, you could suffer injuries and other losses that can be financially and mentally harmful. However, if you were not the person who caused the accident, then you should be able to recover compensation for damages done to you.

One of the most common reasons for accidents is a driver’s failure to obey traffic laws. Failing to obey a traffic law covers everything from ignoring speed limits to running a stop sign or failing to stop at a crosswalk. Accidents caused in these situations are completely avoidable and come down to human error.

In addition, the victim of one of these accidents should never be held responsible for damages done to them. If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered damages due to another driver’s failure to obey traffic laws, the lawyers who specialize in accidents caused by a failure to obey traffic laws at Herschensohn Law may be able to help you recover financial compensation. Call us today at (206) 237-6018 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Common Broken Traffic Laws

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If you live in or are visiting Washington, you should know the rules of the road before operating a motor vehicle in the state. This will help you ensure highway safety for yourself and those around you. Of course, there is always the chance that even if you are a very safe driver, you will be involved in a car accident.

Speeding

In the 2020 Washington Traffic Safety annual report, it is reported that 1,817 lives were lost in Washington from 2007-2016 due to speeding. This total accounted for nearly 37 percent of all fatal crashes in the state during that time. Since then, there has been a great emphasis in the state on ticketing speeding drivers, which has led to a decrease in fatal speeding accidents. However, speeding is still one of the leading causes of accidents in the state.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a very dangerous habit in our community. Driving using a handheld device in Washington is illegal. You can use a cell phone if it is hands-free or if you are out of the flow of traffic, but you cannot text or hold your cell phone while operating a motor vehicle.

This form of driving has quickly become one of the most dangerous, causing 30% of car crash fatalities per year in the state. Additionally, drivers are three times more likely to get in a car accident if they are talking on their phones. While cell phones are not the only form of distracted driving, they do account for 70% of distracted drivers in the state.

Ignoring Traffic Control Devices

Ignoring traffic control devices includes running stop signs or red lights, ignoring other roadway signs, and making illegal turns. These devices are implemented for the safety of everyone on the highway, and disregarding them can result in terrible accidents.

Driving Under the Influence

Driving under the influence is one of the most dangerous traffic laws that you can break. The penalty for a DUI in Washington can result in both jail time and a hefty fine for first-time offenders, and that is assuming that no one was injured because of the actions of the driver.

In 2019, police in Washington arrested a total of 27,638 people for driving under the influence. Out of all the driving fatalities that occurred in the state, 33.1% of them involved an alcohol-impaired driver. That was 5% higher than the national average.

Damages You Can Recover

If you have been involved in a car accident with a driver who was breaking one or multiple traffic laws, then you could be entitled to financial compensation. Following your accident, some of the key items that you could recover are:

If you have suffered an injury in an accident that was not your fault, you should not be held accountable for the bills that you have to pay as a result. While some damages have an obvious economic value attached to them, others will be a bit harder to define.

Pain and suffering may be harder to place a monetary value on than medical bills, but if you are enduring lasting hardship following your accident, you should be compensated for the suffering you are experiencing. A lawyer who has settled cases that involved both economic and non-economic damages will be able to best assist you in ensuring you receive optimal compensation following your accident.

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At Herschensohn Law, our clients are our top priority. We want to see all of our clients receive the compensation that they deserve, and we are willing to stand up to big companies and corporations to see it happen.

Our team of lawyers will offer straightforward legal advice and will review your case individually to ensure that we understand all of the aspects of your particular case.

We make it our mission to ensure that you know your rights and options. We go to work on your behalf, reviewing important information and having difficult conversations with companies and insurance agents who are trying to get you to settle for less.

While we want to help you settle your case quickly, our ultimate goal is to make sure that your lawsuit is also settled fairly. Our client-driven mission has helped us earn millions of dollars for our clients.

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Drivers who endanger the lives of the innocent in Washington state are far too common on our roadways. That is why our car accident attorneys are committed to seeing you receive optimal compensation after you have been injured by another party’s failure to obey traffic laws.

When you are ready to inquire about legal assistance, the lawyers at Herschensohn Law are ready to help you. We can review your situation, help you file a lawsuit, and work with you to receive the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation, contact us today at (206) 237-6018.

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