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Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer

  1. Common Types of Personal Injuries
  2. Recoverable Damages in Personal Injury Cases
  3. The Benefits of Working With Herschensohn Law
  4. Contact Herschensohn Law Today

Accidents can happen anytime and anywhere, and sometimes lead to life-altering injuries. Many accidents are entirely preventable and only occur because one party did not follow the law or take proper care of those around them. Being hurt by another party’s negligence can be especially frustrating as your injuries take time to heal and your medical bills pile up. However, if you did not cause the accident that led to your injuries, you have options for recovering compensation.

At Herschensohn Law, our personal injury team handles injuries that result from many kinds of accidents. We have negotiated settlements for millions of dollars, helping our clients get back on their feet and back to life like it was before the accident. When you suffer an injury at the hands of another party, our Seattle personal injury lawyers are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Common Types of Personal Injuries

If you suffered injuries due to another person’s negligence, you likely have a personal injury claim. Whether you were involved in a car accident, slipped and fell at work, or something else, you have a right to seek compensation from the party that hurt you.

Some of the most common types of personal injury that we handle include:

  • Car, truck, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents
  • Boating injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Medical malpractice
  • Asbestos
  • Wrongful death

If you were injured in an accident that is not listed above, that does not mean we cannot represent you. If you believe that you should receive compensation for your injuries, our personal injury lawyers are ready to hear your story and determine how they can help.

Recoverable Damages in Personal Injury Cases

After being hurt, most personal injury clients want to know what damages they may be entitled to recover. The extent of your injuries and the severity of your accident will ultimately determine how much compensation you receive. No matter what type of accident you were involved in, most personal injury clients are entitled to both economic and non-economic damages.

Economic Damages

Examples of economic damages include:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Personal property damage

Non-Economic Damages

Examples of non-economic damages include: 

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship

The key difference between economic and non-economic damages is that one has a clear monetary value, while the other may be harder to determine. Even if a loss does not have clear monetary value, that does not mean that you cannot recover compensation. A Seattle personal injury can help calculate a fair value for your damages, including the non-economic ones.

If you are unsure if certain damages are recoverable, discuss them with your attorney. Any losses that were not present before your accident may be recoverable.

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The Benefits of Working With Herschensohn Law


At Herschensohn Law, our clients are always our top priority. When we take a case, we work closely with the client to ensure that all their needs are met from the beginning of the legal process until the resolution. We offer free consultations to all personal injury victims, and we do not get paid unless we win. So, there’s no risk for you to contact us and discuss your Seattle personal injury case.

Determining Liability

To recover damages, liability must be proven. As the party seeking compensation, it’s your responsibility to prove that the party that injured you is liable for the damages you suffered.

The team at Herschensohn Law will review documents related to the case, including medical records, police reports, security footage, and eyewitness testimonies. Armed with this information, we can discuss your situation with experts to prove the party that injured you is liable. Once liability is determined, our focus turns to recovering damages.

Adhering to the Statute of Limitations

Per RCW 4.16.080, you must file your lawsuit within three years of the date of your injury. If you do not adhere to this deadline, your lawsuit will likely be disregarded by the court, and you will receive nothing in financial compensation. Our team of personal injury attorneys can ensure that your lawsuit is filed within the statute of limitations, allowing you to focus on what matters most – healing and getting back to your regular way of life.

It’s important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible after your injury to get the legal process started. Waiting offers no benefits after you suffer an injury at the hands of someone else.

Consider Our Past Success

At Herschensohn Law, our team is committed to being knowledgeable in all aspects of personal injury law. With this knowledge, we have helped clients receive optimal compensation in many personal injury cases. Some of our past successes include:

  • $512K after a client suffered a herniated disc
  • $375K to a marine construction worker injured at work
  • $245K for a bicyclist injured in an accident with a car

When another party’s negligence leads to our client’s injury, we make it our priority not just to win on their behalf but to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve.


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

- P.R., Katy, WA

Contact Herschensohn Law Today

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence, you need a Seattle personal injury lawyer who can fight on your behalf. Life-altering injuries happen far too often, leading to extreme stress, costly medical bills, loss of income, and many other negative outcomes. During this time, you may feel hopeless – we’re here to tell you that you have options for getting back on your feet.

At Herschensohn Law, our personal injury lawyers are ready to fight on your behalf and make sure you are treated fairly. Our knowledge of Seattle personal injury law lets us put your best interests at the forefront while we work through your case. To learn more and schedule your free consultation, contact the Seattle personal injury lawyers at Herschensohn Law today at (206) 588-4344.

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