Chris Thayer Seattle Personal Injury Attorney
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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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Negotiating With Insurers and Insurance Adjusters

Posted Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by Chris Thayer

Seattle Personal Injury Law FirmAn accomplished Seattle personal injury law firm regularly interacts with various types of insurers and insurance adjusters, from picky and unreasonable to understanding and sympathetic. Working with a judicious insurer on a client’s behalf usually involves a Seattle personal injury law group accepting the case, honestly presenting the evidence, and negotiating a settlement (if possible).

Will a personal injury attorney accept every case?

A decent Seattle personal injury law firm will not accept every personal injury case that comes along. A Seattle personal injury law firm will most likely choose to undertake a case if it might possibly help the claimant.

A Seattle personal injury law group might refuse to accept a personal injury case for several reasons, including:

The client’s compensation expectations are extremely unreasonableThe client’s case stalled for several years with another attorneyThe injured claimant never received any medical diagnoses after the accidentThe only claimant medical records available are ones that will probably damage the claimant’s case

Ultimately, the circumstances surrounding each personal injury case are different and the personal injury law group will gather background information before deciding whether to represent the case.

What happens if the personal injury law group accepts the case?

If the Seattle personal injury law firm accepts the case, it will begin to collect detailed information such as medical records. Personal injury attorneys typically try to share information with insurers because most reasonable insurance adjusters appreciate this transparency and try to reciprocate the treatment.

How might a Seattle personal injury law firm negotiate with an understanding insurer?

The two parties will most likely begin by explaining the details of the caseIf the insurance adjuster believes that the attorney has built a solid personal injury case, he or she may broadly discuss settlement expectationsThe adjuster and claims supervisors can interview the claimantFinally, the adjuster might make a settlement offer and negotiate a final settlement amount with the personal injury law firm

Talented law firms know how to work well with all types of insurers, which can greatly impact the success of a claimant’s personal injury case. If you have been hurt and would like to consult a Seattle personal injury law firm, contact Chris Thayer at (206) 340-2008.

Chris Thayer Seattle Personal Injury Attorney

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