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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Seattle Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Explains the Settlement Negotiation Process

Posted Tuesday, May 7, 2013 by Chris Thayer

Seattle spinal cord injury attorneyOnce a Seattle spinal cord injury attorney agrees to represent you in your personal injury case, your attorney will begin taking steps to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. It is critical that you retain the services of an experienced and knowledgeable Seattle spinal cord injury attorney to represent you in your personal injury matter. Your personal injury attorney will need to know how to successfully negotiate a settlement with the insurance company.

Placing a Value on Your Personal Injury Case

After evaluating your case and conducting any further investigation that may be necessary, your Seattle spinal cord injury lawyer will place a value on your case. While it is not possible for your attorney to place an exact value on your case, an experienced Seattle spinal cord injury lawyer can usually estimate the range in which the insurance company should agree to settle. If the insurance company refuses to settle within that range, then your Seattle spinal cord injury attorney may advise you to not take the settlement offer.

What If I Want to Settle Anyway

In some cases, when the insurance company offers a settlement amount that is well below the value of the case, the client will be tempted to accept the settlement offer. Sometimes clients simply do not want to deal with the stress of litigation or they would rather collect some money rather than no money at all.

Whenever your Seattle spinal cord injury attorney receives a settlement offer from the insurance company, they are ethically obligated to inform you of the offer. Your Seattle spinal cord injury attorney will advise you as to how to handle the offer but the decision to either accept or decline the offer is ultimately yours. However, when considering whether to accept or decline an offer, keep in mind that your Seattle spinal cord injury lawyer has a wealth of experience and knowledge regarding the settlement negotiation process and you should place a high value on any advice that you are given by your attorney.

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If you have been injured in an accident through little or no fault of your own, call experienced Seattle spinal cord injury attorney Chris Thayer today at (206) 340-2008 to schedule an initial case consultation.

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