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In 2017, across the state of Washington there were 121,036 car accidents and 529 related fatalities. 3,303 of those accidents and 9 of those fatalities occurred in the city of Kent. Our Kent car accident attorneys know that when you are unexpectedly involved in an accident that is not your fault, your life is disrupted in a number of ways. Those disruptions may include not being able to work, unable to drive, significant doctors appointments and rehabilitation, surgeries, missing your children’s games and activities, unable to go out for dinner or to other social events, and extended recovery for injuries like concussions and broken bones. Other injuries may be even more severe including death or sustaining non-recoverable injuries such as permanent paralysis or brain damage.

If you have sustained injuries in a car accident, contact our Kent car accident attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC to review the facts of your case and available recovery options.

2017 Kent car accident statistics

As previously mentioned, in 2017 the city of Kent saw over 3,000 car accidents and there were many resulting injuries and fatalities. See below for the Washington State Department of Transportation statistics related to some contributing factors in Kent car accidents.

  • Alcohol – 177 car accidents in Kent involved a driver who was under the influence of alcohol and those accidents included at least 1 fatality and 8 suspected serious injuries.
  • Distracted driving – 244 Kent car accidents involved distracted driving with 1 fatality and 20 suspected serious injuries.
  • Speed – Speed was a factor in car accidents involving at least 3 fatalities and 12 suspected serious injuries.
  • Intersections – Accidents that occurred at intersections involved at least 4 fatalities and 22 suspected serious injuries.
  • Lane departure – Lane departures resulted in at least 3 fatalities and 6 suspected serious injuries.
  • Opposite direction – Kent car accidents that occurred between cars driving in opposite directions resulted in 1 fatality and 9 suspected serious injuries.
  • Run off the road – Accidents that caused at least one vehicle to run off the road resulted in at least 2 fatalities and 8 suspected serious injuries.


We field many car accident related calls at Russell & Hill, PLLC from people who have a number of questions after being sidelined by a car accident and resulting injuries. See below for some of the most common questions and concerns we hear regarding car accidents.

  • Who will pay for my ongoing medical bills?
  • I’m missing work and not sure when I can go back. How do I pay mine for my living expenses and bills?
  • I lost a spouse or parent in an accident due to someone else’s fault; what are my recovery options?
  • My injuries are going to require ongoing therapy and future treatments and procedures. Do I have to pay for those myself?
  • My car was totaled in a car accident. How do I get around and how will I get a new car?
  • The other driver’s insurance company left me a message. Should I call them back?

If you have been injured in a car accident, contact our Kent car accident attorneys so that we may help you with answers to these and any other questions that you may have. If you suffered injuries and damages due to someone else’s fault, you are entitled to full and fair compensation and we want to help you get there.

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