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 Seattle Personal Injury Lawyers Evaluate Car Accident Cases

Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by Chris Thayer

What to Expect During Your Initial Consultation

Most Seattle personal injury lawyers use similar methods to evaluate potential accident cases. During your initial meeting, the lawyer may ask these questions.

  1. What was the date of the accident?
  2. Was the accident caused by another motorist or a commercial vehicle?
  3. What did you do in the time leading up to the accident?
  4. Do you have a clean driving record?
  5. Did you sustain property damage or physical injuries?
  6. Do you have pictures of the damage? Do you have repair bills?
  7. If you were injured, do you have medical bills and records?
  8. Did you miss work while recovering? What is the value of your lost wages?
  9. Were you able to resume work, or did you lose your earning capacity?
  10. Does your insurance policy include uninsured or underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage
  11. Are you facing charges? Was the other driver charged with a violation?
  12. Do you have contact information for witnesses?
  13. Will you be a reliable witness?
  14. Will the defendant be a reliable witness?
  15. Are passengers or family members available to testify?
  16. Will you be able to prove liability?
  17. Will you be able to collect damages from the defendant, an insurance company or a third-party vehicle owner?
  18. Who caused the accident? Did the other driver fail to avoid the accident? Did you and the other driver both contribute to the accident?
  19. Did your car have a problem with overall design, crashworthiness, the fuel system or recalls?

Contact Our Seattle Personal Injury Law Attorneys

If you’ve been involved in an accident, call 866-884-2417 to schedule a free case evaluation. Christopher L. Thayer works with a team of experienced Seattle personal injury lawyers and will be glad to answer your questions.