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Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Kent, Washington

Any motor vehicle accident can lead to severe damage and possibly even death, but when you have no barrier separating you from the ground, numerous injuries can occur that wouldn’t happen during a regular car accident. That’s what makes motorcycle accidents so dangerous to those involved in them. Yet, despite these risks, one should not be deterred from riding their motorcycle around the beautiful state of Washington. The key is to do so safely and obey all traffic instructions.

However, even if you do follow all traffic laws, there’s still a chance you could be involved in an accident. When this happens, you may be worried about both your physical well-being and also your financial situation. Contact Herschensohn Law today at (206) 588-4344. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Kent can fight for compensation on your behalf while you rest and heal from your injuries.

Your Case Deserves Serious Support From Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

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If you have been in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you should not be held responsible for damages that occurred. Trying to handle the situation on your own can lead to unnecessary stress and settlement offers that are far below what you actually deserve. A law firm that has previously reached settlements for their clients who were involved in motorcycle accidents could help make sure that you are not taken advantage of by an insurance company.

At Herschensohn Law, our goal is to obtain optimal financial compensation for our clients while they heal from their injuries. We want to see our clients back out on their motorcycles and enjoying the open road as soon as they are healthy enough to do so. We know that it’s not easy to recover from injuries when you are stressed about other issues that are out of your control. We don’t want you to worry about anything other than getting healthy.

We Fight to Get the Compensation You Deserve

If you get injured while riding your motorcycle in Kent or Seattle, the personal injury attorneys at Herschensohn Law can help. We have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for injury victims throughout Kent, the Seattle metro area, and King County, and are known in the biker community as a powerful and aggressive advocate.

We will fight for you to receive the compensation you deserve, even if that means we need to go to court to represent you. We are that serious about our clients receiving the treatment they are entitled to.

Reckless Drivers Put Washington Motorcyclists At Unnecessary Risk

Washington is a great place to ride your motorcycle and take in the most beautiful scenery the Evergreen State and the Pacific Northwest have to offer. The motorcycle community in Kent and throughout the Seattle metro area is passionate about riding, and motorcycles are everywhere. With so many people riding their motorcycles in one area, accidents can and do happen here all the time. In 2019 alone, there were 1,990 crashes involving motorcycles in Washington state. In these crashes, 1,538 people were injured and 92 died.

The unfortunate truth is that many of these accidents are entirely preventable. When drivers disobey traffic laws, they aren’t just putting themselves at risk, but also everyone they share the road with. Speeding, ignoring traffic signs, driving under the influence, and changing lanes without signaling are all violations that can lead to motorcycle accidents. When accidents happen due to the above violations, riders may still struggle to get fair compensation for their injuries. 

In situations like these, a law firm that understands the laws pertaining to motorcycles and those sharing the road with them can help. But having a knowledgeable law firm on your side is not enough. You also want one that is going to fight on your behalf for optimal compensation.

We Stand Up Against the Insurance Companies

The attorneys at Herschensohn Law will not back down from insurance companies unless our clients’ needs are met. When we choose to represent you, we can make it our mission to ensure that reckless and negligent drivers are held responsible for their actions. If they were the ones who caused your accident, you should be focused solely on healing from your injuries, while knowing that we are fighting on your behalf for your compensation.

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Do I Need a Lawyer After a Motorcycle Accident?

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  • You are not legally required to have a lawyer represent you when you file an insurance claim or lawsuit. Since this is the case, you may be wondering why you should hire an attorney and give them a percentage of your settlement. There are a few key ways a motorcycle accident lawyer can help. An attorney can handle every aspect of your lawsuit. This includes:
  • Investigating your accident and determining its cause and the at-fault party
  • Gathering evidence and tracking down witnesses
  • Communicating with the insurance company and other involved parties
  • Negotiating with the insurance company for a fair settlement
  • Filing all the necessary paperwork about your claim
  • Representing you in court, if necessary
  • Answering your questions and keeping you updated on any developments in your case
  • Providing solid legal counsel throughout the process

By going through the process outlined above, your attorney can work to prove liability in order to seek the compensation that you deserve. Even if it’s obvious that your accident was blatantly the fault of another driver, there may be more information and evidence needed to prove it.

An attorney who has handled these types of personal injury cases in the past can navigate the process of ensuring that everything you should be compensated for is mentioned.

We Offer Free Consultations

The motorcycle accident attorneys at our firm offer free consultations and work on a contingency basis with no upfront fees or surprise, out-of-pocket charges. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash in Kent, the lawyers at our firm can help.

When choosing the best lawyer for you, you want to make sure that you hire one who is not afraid to fight for you in court if the need arises. At Herschensohn Law, our attorneys have reached optimal verdicts for our clients in court before and can advocate for you in front of a judge and jury if we need to. You have rights following your motorcycle accident, and our lawyers can make sure that you are treated fairly, no matter what.

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Types of Motorcycle Accidents

At Herschensohn Law, we have experience helping victims of a variety of motorcycle accidents, including:

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What Is the Average Settlement For a Motorcycle Accident?

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Just like any other personal injury claim, the amount you receive in a settlement or verdict will depend on what damages you can prove you have suffered as a result of your motorcycle accident. Your case could be worth hundreds, thousands, or maybe even millions. It really all depends on your unique situation and what evidence can be collected.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for economic damages, including:

  • Medical expenses (hospital fees, doctor’s visits, prescription medication, and more)
  • Lost wages if you had to take time off work to heal
  • Loss of earning capacity if you can’t return to the same work because of your injuries
  • Property damage to your motorcycle

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your crash, you may also be entitled to non-economic damages, like emotional trauma, or pain and suffering. These damages are a bit harder to define, but they do come with a financial cost and you should be compensated for them if they apply to your situation.

A motorcycle accident attorney can offer sound legal advice and reliably determine the value of a motorcycle rider’s injury claim. If you try to handle your lawsuit yourself, you may miss out on valuable non-economic damages or economic damages that may not be apparent at the moment. Your lawyer can ensure you include every damage you qualify for.

At Herschensohn Law, we have settled motor vehicle accidents for millions and hundreds of thousands of dollars. These results are not by accident. These occur because our team is committed to our clients and we are willing to fight to get offers up when they are not as large as they should be.

Common Motorcycle Injuries

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Because of the design and nature of motorcycles, injuries can often be severe. If you are hit by a car and are thrown from your bike, the only thing protecting you from the road is your helmet and whatever you are wearing. Depending on the nature and speed of the accident, injuries can range from scrapes and bruises to traumatic brain injuries or even death. Common motorcycle accident injuries include:

  • Road rash
  • Lacerations, severe cuts, or abrasions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones, especially to the upper and lower extremities
  • Broken ribs
  • Amputated limbs
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Facial disfigurement

In the worst of accidents, fatalities can occur.

If you were involved in a motorcycle accident in Kent and suffered any of these injuries or others as a result, then you should not be left with the bill if you weren’t the liable party in the accident. Even if it seems that insurance companies are willing to compensate you, there is still a good chance that they may offer less than what you deserve. A lawyer can help you avoid these tricks.

We Know What You Are Going Through

Motorcycle accident injuries can be life-altering and require months or even years of treatment to fully heal. The bills that result from these treatments should not be your responsibility. Our motorcycle accident attorneys can ensure that your medical bills are thoroughly reviewed and that any injuries that weren’t present before your accident are noted, even if they did not start to show symptoms until after your accident.

Some injuries will take time to develop. While broken bones will be apparent right away, internal bleeding and injuries that require physical therapy or chiropractic adjustments may not affect you immediately. Having an attorney who can review your medical records with professionals and use them as evidence that you should be compensated, can be invaluable.

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

- P.R., Katy, WA

Hurt On Your Bike? Our Kent Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Can Fight For Your Rights

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Riding your motorcycle should not feel like a dangerous activity. You are entitled to the same treatment on the road as other motor vehicles, and yet, sometimes it can feel like you are fighting an uphill battle with insurance companies who try to lowball you with offers of minimal compensation, or in some cases, nothing at all. This behavior is inexcusable, especially when you know that you were not at fault for your accident. 

When this happens, a legal professional from our firm can help. When you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, the last thing you should be worried about is how you are going to convince the insurance company to pay for the medical treatment you need. You should only be concerned about your health.

At Herschensohn Law, we know your rights and are committed to seeing you compensated fairly. Our firm can handle every aspect of your claim, including negotiations with the insurance company, reviewing medical records, and fighting for the results you’re entitled to. Best of all, we can tackle your claim on a contingency basis. That means you do not pay anything unless we win. We fight to make sure that our clients get optimal compensation so that they are not left to struggle financially as they recover physically.

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Contact Herschensohn Law Today for a Free Case Evaluation

When you are ready to start the legal process, contact our motorcycle accident attorney in Kent at (206) 588-4344 to schedule your free consultation, or visit our website and fill out our simple contact form.

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Hurt? Let our law firm handle the details

When you request your free consultation, Kent personal injury attorney Zach Herschensohn will listen to you, answer your questions, lay out your legal options, and give you down-to-earth legal advice.

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

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