Chris Thayer Seattle Personal Injury Attorney
(206) 340-2008
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in the Seattle Area and Throughout Washington Since 1995

Hello, and thank you for visiting my website. My name is Chris Thayer and I am a personal injury attorney practicing in downtown Seattle. I handle personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims throughout the greater Seattle area, including Issaquah, Mercer Island and Kirkland. I am here to help you. I have developed this website to provide information about me, the services my law firm provides, and to give the consumer some basic background information and resources relating to personal injury claims in Washington state.

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Evaluating A Case

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2016 by Chris Thayer

A Washington Personal Injury Attorney Discusses How An Injury Case Is Evaluated

The facts and circumstances surrounding your personal injury case are unique, but experienced counsel understands there are some common factors that can be analyzed to help determine what the value of the case may be and whether or not to take the case at all.

When Did The Incident Occur?

Initially, the sooner a lawyer is on the case, the better. Investigation of the facts of the case and the accounts of the parties and witnesses is made more difficult with the passage of time. Secondly, if you have tried to handle the case yourself or another attorney was involved, mistakes could have been made that may be impossible to undo. Finally, too long a delay is pursuing a claim can place it outside the statute of limitations.

How Did The Incident Occur?

This question goes primarily to the issue of liability; that is, who is responsible? If there seems to be ambiguity or lack of certainty, this does not bode well for a positive resolution of the case.

The Nature of the Damages

If you are complaining of injuries but have not seen a doctor, that may be problematic. Specific medical diagnoses and treatment are necessary to establish proof of damages. Additionally, if you are still receiving treatment, the full extent of your damages will not be known. Witnesses Independent corroboration of allegations you have made reinforce the strength of a case, as do the character of the witness and any relation he or she may have with you.

Contact a Washington Accident Attorney for Legal Advice

If you have been injured through the negligence of another person, it is important to explore the options you may have. Call Chris Thayer, a Washington personal injury attorney, at (866) 884-2417.

Chris Thayer Seattle Personal Injury Attorney

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