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.

I am here to help you.

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Car Crash on I-5: What You Need to Know

Posted Friday, July 14, 2023 by Chris Thayer

According to a news report on KIRO7, a collision between a car and a semi-truck blocked traffic for several hours on northbound I-5. Unfortunately, along the I-5 corridor, traffic collisions have become almost part of our daily experience.

If you have been involved in a car crash on I-5 or another road, consider talking with an experienced personal injury lawyer to understand your legal options.

*Understanding What Affects the Outcome of a Personal Injury Claim in Washington*According to a report on, a personal injury lawyer can make a big difference in the outcomes of a personal injury case.

Most people wonder if making a personal injury claim is worth it in terms of handling medical bills, lost income, and other damages. The survey from Lawyers confirmed that the biggest difference in getting a personal injury payout or not was legal representation.

More than nine out of ten people surveyed who had legal representation received a settlement. Contrast this with only about half of those who did not have an attorney. In addition, having a lawyer also resulted in higher amounts of compensation. According to the survey, the average settlement was $77,600 compared with $17,600 for those who handled their cases without representation.

*How Legal Representation Affects Satisfaction*Readers of who were surveyed were more than twice as likely to be satisfied or very satisfied with the outcome. Compared to unrepresented claimants, those with representation reported that they were satisfied or very satisfied (37% compared to 17%).This makes sense as clients who retained legal representation generally took home more rewards.

*A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Protect Your Rights in Washington*It can be challenging to represent yourself in a personal injury claim. You may consider hiring a personal injury lawyer for several reasons.

Lawyers are familiar with the law, can review evidence in your case, and prepare legal arguments to fight for equitable compensation. Lawyers also know the statute of limitations and various local, state, and federal regulations and can take action on your behalf.

A skilled lawyer can navigate a complex legal system, such as preparing legal motions, conducting discovery, interviewing witnesses, and negotiating settlements. If your case goes to trial, a professional attorney knows how to prepare and build your claim.

*A Personal Injury Lawyer is Your King County Advocate *Throughout the process, a lawyer is your advocate. They can offer support such as insights into the claims process, information about legal steps, and strategies for negotiating settlements.

While family and friends are sympathetic, a lawyer is your confidential advisor. They can advise you on not only immediate issues but also future impacts. For example, if injuries have made it difficult or impossible to return to work, they can help take steps to protect your financial future.

*Reach Out to a Hard-Working King County Attorney*For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in King County, contact Pivotal Law Group, PLLC. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we begin fighting for you.