Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
In the field of law, personal injury involves a greater range of conduct compared to many other practice areas. When an individual sustains an injury, there can be a number of legal theories as to why another party is at fault:
- Willful conduct
- Strict liability
Additionally, there are instances when a person is hurt, yet there is no one legally at fault. It takes an experienced and knowledgeable Seattle personal injury attorney such as Chris Thayer to determine the difference, and where there is liability, maximize the recovery for the injured party.
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The Use of Experts: A Seattle personal injury lawyer must have the resources necessary to provide his client with the best possible representation. First and foremost, it is essential for the injured party to receive the proper medical diagnosis and treatment. Often this requires a specialist. Secondly, the issue of liability can be difficult to prove. For instance, a products liability case may involve the testimony of an expert witness to understand and explain how the product was defective.
Damages: The cost of any medical care, past, present and future, are a major part of the damage in a personal injury case, but there are others. Your personal injury lawyer will explore the applicability of other damages based on your circumstances, such as:
- Property damage
- Lost income
- Reduced future earning potential
- Punitive damages
The Insurance Company: Almost all personal injury cases, whether automobile accidents, slip and falls, product liability or other claims based on negligence, inevitably involve an insurance company. As the insurer for the defendant, the insurance company will push for a quick settlement for a low dollar amount. Mr. Thayer understands it often takes time to fully realize the extent of injuries and aggressively seeks full and complete compensation for all of his clients’ damages. Where no reasonable settlement can be reached, Mr. Thayer will litigate the case to achieve justice.
Contact a Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer for Legal Advice If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of another, you need a strong advocate in your corner. Call Chris Thayer at (206) 340-2008.