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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How Insurers Negotiate

Posted Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by Chris Thayer

Seattle personal injury lawyersInsurers will often try to negotiate claims by using statements clients make before they are represented by capable Seattle personal injury lawyers. Read on to find out why this can harm your case.

Seattle Personal Injury Lawyers Help Fight Insurer TacticsOne of the mostly commonly used tactics by insurers is using statements you make before your Seattle personal injury lawyers have had a chance to advise you. The insurer will typically write up the statement in way that is very unfavorable to your case. Answers to questions are rephrased so that they sound the way the adjustor wants them to. Without Seattle personal injury attorneys, you are likely to be asked to look the statement over and sign it if you feel that it is technically correct. What they don’t tell you is that this statement may be held against you when it comes time to settle your case.

Seattle Personal Injury Lawyers Give an ExampleHere is an example of one such case from our Seattle personal injury lawyers:

A husband and wife were on a tandem bike ride in a remote area. A truck turned too tightly at an intersection and hit them. The spouses were severely injured – their medical expenses from the accident were in the thousands.

Less than a week after the accident, the truck driver’s adjuster went to their home to get statements. The couple was not represented by Seattle personal injury lawyers at that time. The adjuster didn’t bother to clarify exactly which party she was representing. As a result, the husband made statements that would be used against the couple later. Sadly, having experienced attorneys with them at the time may have prevented this situation.

Don’t let this happen to you – make sure you have skilled Seattle personal injury lawyers on your side when dealing with insurers.

Seattle Personal Injury Attorneys to Represent YouIf you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another, you may be able to collect compensation. However, the insurance company representing the defendant really is not on your side. Seattle personal injury attorneys like Chris Thayer know all the most commonly used insurer negotiation tactics. Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of. Call (206) 340-2008 and talk about representation today.