Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in the Seattle Area and Throughout Washington Since 1995

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.

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A Seattle Injury Lawyer Discusses the Timeline for Case Settlement

Posted Monday, August 26, 2013 by Chris Thayer

Seattle Injury Lawyer“When will my case settle?” is a question asked by virtually all clients of a Seattle injury lawyer. Although it is impossible to give an exact time frame, several factors help determine how speedily a case is resolved.

A Seattle Injury Lawyer Explains the Factors Involved in Settling CasesEvery Seattle injury lawyer knows that some cases can be settled in a matter of months, while others continue on for years before a resolution is reached via settlement or litigation. Your Seattle injury attorney will probably want to wait until you are completely recovered – or mostly recovered – before even discussing a settlement. But prior to that, your lawyer will need to know the following:

What is the total amount of all medical expenses from the incident?Does your doctor think that you will need any further medical treatment in order to recover as fully as possible?Is there a predicable cost for any future treatment?Do you have injuries that could be considered permanent? If so, can you detail how they affect your ability to earn a living?Did you have a significant loss of income and if so, how much? Did you lose out on any other employment benefits, such as sick days, vacation time, seniority, or promotions?Do you have reason to believe you will lose even more income than you already have because of your injuries?

These are only a few of the factors that can affect how quickly you see compensation for you case – provided, of course, that your case settles favorably. To maximize any compensation, you’ll likely need a Seattle injury attorney.

However, as the case moves forward, your Seattle injury lawyer will likely have a better idea of when it is likely to be resolved. Bear in mind that cases are generally resolved faster with a Seattle injury lawyer than without one.

A Seattle Injury Attorney to Settle Your CaseTrying to settle a case by yourself can be difficult – especially if you are also recovering from injuries. Call Seattle injury lawyer Chris Thayer at (206) 340-2008 today for help.