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Seattle, WA Hit and Run Lawyer – Herschensohn Law

  1. After a Hit and Run, Legal Help Is Available
  2. Your Hit and Run Compensation
  3. Hit and Run Accidents Are Illegal
  4. Our Lawyers Handle Seattle Hit and Run Cases

Did you or someone you love sustain serious injuries after a hit and run accident in the Seattle, Washington area? You could be entitled to damages to help you pay medical bills, compensate you for physical and mental suffering, and much more.

The Seattle hit and run lawyers at Herschensohn Law can advise you on how to handle your case and fight for the money you need and deserve. To get started, call (206) 588-4344 today for a free consultation.

After a Hit and Run, Legal Help Is Available

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Two Women Engaged in a Discussion, One Holding a Pen and Paper While the Other Has Green Nails

Being involved in a hit and run accident may be one of the most frightening experiences of your life. It is only natural to feel rattled and unsure of what to do. It is also normal to feel too overwhelmed by the legal process or your own injuries to tackle an insurance claim or lawsuit on your own.

Herschensohn Law can ease a lot of the anxiety you feel as you decide what to do after a devastating accident. Our services include:

  • Providing everyone who calls our office with a free case review over the phone
  • Investigating your case and collecting evidence to see if we can help the police track down the hit and run driver
  • Figuring out how best to pursue compensation for your accident—for example, if we cannot find the hit and run driver, your own auto insurance policy may cover the damage
  • Speaking with all insurance companies and other parties on your behalf
  • Calculating how much money your case is worth and negotiating with the insurance company for that amount
  • Taking the hit and run driver to court if we can find them (and if their insurer refuses to pay a fair settlement)

Our Seattle hit and run lawyers can take care of everything, allowing you to rest and recuperate in peace. We are always here to answer your questions and give you advice about what to do.

We Handle Both Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases

Do you still have the right to collect compensation if your loved one passes away in a hit and run accident? Yes, you do.

Our car accident attorneys can file a wrongful death lawsuit on your family’s behalf and pursue the compensation you need to:

  • Cover your loved one’s end-of-life expenses
  • Maintain your standard of living (if you relied on your loved one’s income to pay bills or support dependents)
  • Ensure that you have the time and peace of mind to pick up the pieces and move on with your life

Every hit and run is a crime, but leaving the scene is especially immoral when the hit and run driver causes a fatal injury. Our team wants to make sure that you get what you deserve after such a tragic event, including:

  • Fair compensation
  • Justice for your loved one
  • Compassionate legal counsel in your hour of need

Your Hit and Run Compensation

Depending on how the car accident affected your life, you could be eligible for damages to cover your physical, mental, and financial losses. Answering the questions below can give you a better idea of what you may qualify for—and of course, the lawyers at Herschensohn Law will let you know for sure.

  • Pain and suffering: Did your injuries cause you physical distress when they first occurred? Are you still experiencing symptoms? Has your mental health suffered because of the traumatic accident or your injuries?
  • Diminished quality of life: Do your injuries make it harder or impossible for you to perform simple tasks like bathing or cooking? Have you had to give up certain activities?
  • Loss of consortium: Has your relationship with your close relatives, particularly your spouse, deteriorated? Have you lost touch with anyone you were close to before the accident?
  • Medical expenses: How much have you spent to treat your accident-related injuries or make it easier to live with those injuries? How much do you think you might spend in the future?
  • Property damage: Did your car sustain any damage in the accident? Did you have to get it repaired, replace your vehicle, or rent a car?
  • Loss of wages or earning capacity: Did you temporarily and/or permanently lose the ability to earn as much money as you did before?

These and other damages are available only for a limited time. RCW § 4.16.080 gives accident survivors three years to begin a case or they risk forfeiting their right to compensation.

To preserve your rights, we encourage you to take action while there is still time. The injury lawyers at Herschensohn Law can work quickly to file your case before the deadline runs out, as long as you give us enough time to do so.

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Hit and Run Accidents Are Illegal

According to RCW § 46.52.020, any driver who injures or kills a person with their car must stop as close to the accident scene as possible and take the following steps:

  • Provide the victim with their contact and insurance information
  • Show the victim their driver’s license
  • Get the victim to a hospital or another medical facility if necessary

Fleeing the accident scene without performing these tasks constitutes a hit and run. Any driver caught committing this crime could be subject to legal penalties, such as a fine and/or a prison sentence.

The hit and run driver could also have to pay compensation directly to anyone they injured or the relatives of anyone they killed. Our team can help you hold the reckless driver accountable by fighting for the money—and, by extension, the justice—your family deserves.

Our Lawyers Handle Seattle Hit and Run Cases

The team at Herschensohn Law works hard for clients who want and need our help after a hit-and-run crash. To learn more about what our Seattle hit-and-run lawyers can do for your case, call us at (206) 588-4344. We never charge attorney’s fees until we win compensation for you.

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

- P.R., Katy, WA

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  1. Washington State Department of Transportation. (2019). Crashes Involving – Motorcycles. Retrieved from  

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