Motor Vehicle Negligence

Picture of two motorists after a car accident

From car collisions and semi-truck accidents to pedestrian and bicycle accidents, any injured party should consult a personal injury attorney before speaking with the insurance company. Protect your legal rights!

Have you been the victim of motor vehicle negligence, such as injured in a car, semi, or motorcycle accident; by a drunk driver; as a bicyclist; as a pedestrian; or in a hit-and-run accident? Are you a family member of a person who has been fatally injured in a case of motor vehicle negligence?

Every automobile or motor vehicle accident results from someone’s negligence. If you are a victim of an automobile, semi-truck, or motorcycle collision, or a pedestrian, bicycle, or other accident, you deserve fair treatment and just compensation for your injuries. When others are careless, it is their responsibility to compensate you for the damages—you are entitled to fair compensation for injuries that other people cause.

Seeking legal advice is imperative for any victim of an injury caused by a motor vehicle or motor vehicle negligence. Do not assume that you are at fault and do not risk losing your legal right to compensation. No victim of an accident should talk to a representative of an insurance company before discussing the case with an attorney.

Herschensohn Law PLLC has the knowledge and experience that will help you receive fair compensation when you have been hurt in a motor vehicle-related incident. Our expert legal team can assess the value of your case, the likelihood of success before a jury, and what an insurance company is capable of paying. And we take a tough line with insurance companies.

In addition, Herschensohn Law PLLC understands the complexities of the law and has the experience to help our clients realize outstanding settlements and courtroom solutions. The firm’s aggressive, no-holds-barred approach places the responsibility for accidents of any kind in the hands of those who caused them.


Injury in Vechicle AccidentsCar, semi, and motorcycle accidents occur for a plethora of reasons, and a variety of injuries can result. Injuries in motor vehicle accidents are often serious, long-lasting, or catastrophic. They could involve fractures, broken bones, brain injuries, road rash, neck injuries and whiplash, or even death. The majority of traffic accidents occur due to the negligence of one or more people involved. Other driver negligence might be caused by blind spots, failure to yield, distracted driving, driver fatigue, speeding, failure to adhere to traffic laws, under-inflated tires, improperly loaded trucks, falling objects, objects in the road, following traffic too closely, and much more. Motorcyclists tend to be more vulnerable on the roads because of their size and the fact that they are often overlooked by other drivers.


Drunk driving is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents, and the drivers who irresponsibly choose to drive under the influence need to be held accountable for the damage that they might cause. Victims of collisions caused by drunk drivers might suffer from a variety of injuries, including death. At Herschensohn Law PLLC, we’re dedicated to helping victims of drunk driving accidents and holding negligent drivers responsible.


Picture of bicycle accidentThe city of Seattle is investing heavily in bicycle lanes, and the method of transport has become increasingly popular in the area. Bicyclists need to practice safety on the road, especially with the use of helmets and awareness, as they are vulnerable to traffic accidents due to distracted driving, driving under the influence, or drivers simply not seeing the bicycle. Injuries to a bicyclist hit by a motor vehicle tend to be more severe in nature due to the impact of the vehicle. In cases of bicyclists injured by motor vehicles, obtaining a settlement for medical bills, ongoing physical therapy, and lost wages is particularly important.


Even though pedestrians have the right-of-way at intersections, pedestrians are vulnerable to injuries in motor vehicle accidents when drivers are impaired, distracted, failing to signal, or speeding. Injuries could be very severe, even causing death, so victims or their families need to be compensated for medical care, lost wages, or possible funeral expenses.


A hit-and-run accident is caused when the party initiating the accident—with a pedestrian, fixed object, or another vehicle—leaves the scene and intentionally does not stop to identify himself or herself or to offer any aid to those potentially needing assistance. If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, you might be entitled to monetary compensation for property damage, lost wages, and medical bills.

Regardless of what type of motor vehicle negligence has occurred—whether someone is injured in a car, semi, or motorcycle accident; by a drunk driver; as a bicyclist; as a pedestrian; or in a hit-and-run accident—every victim or victim’s family should seek legal advice as soon as possible. Herschensohn Law PLLC’s strong defense of client rights is coupled with an unmatched kindness for people who have suffered injuries resulting from carelessness, neglectfulness, or plain irresponsibility. We will aggressively seek monetary damages resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our firm serves King and Pierce counties from our offices in West Seattle, Tacoma, Kenmore, and Kent.