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 the Value of Your Claim Is Determined

Posted Friday, February 1, 2013 by Chris Thayer

For any personal injury claim the bottom line is case worth. Not only is this a matter of great importance to the injury victim, but it also is the basis upon which a Seattle serious injury attorney will decide how to proceed with the claim.

Responsibility for Documentation

alt textFrom the outset it is important to keep in mind that both you and your Seattle serious injury attorney are responsible for gathering documents to support your claim. These will be necessary in order to have some basis for negotiating a settlement. Keep in mind that the more complete and accurate the documentation of your injuries is, the stronger the case can be made for you to gain compensation for costs and damages.

Medical Costs Affecting Case Worth

Many factors are used to assess serious injury case value. Nearly always the medical bills will account for the largest part of the valuation. It is important to make sure you provide your attorney with copies of the following bills:

• The physician’s fees for treatment.

• Hospital costs.

• Prescription and over-the-counter medication costs.

• Physical therapy.

• Tests.

• Chiropractor bills.

• Cost of medical devices.

Other Factors

Many other factors can contribute to the valuation of your case. You will be expected to provide your Seattle serious injury attorney with documentation for the following:

• Income you lost while recovering from the accident. This includes lost sick time, vacation time used, vacation and sick time you did not accrue, loss of insurance benefits, etc. • Information about witnesses.• A narrative describing how your injuries have affected your ability to engage in normal daily activities.• Evidence of any permanent injuries or scarring.

Your Seattle serious injury attorney will also need to take into account any shared negligence on your part which contributed to the accident, as well as the insurance company involved with the claim.

If You Have Been Injured

If you have suffered a serious injury in an accident caused by the negligence of someone else, it may be in your best interests to hire a Seattle serious accident attorney. Call Chris Thayer to arrange a free consultation today at (206) 340-2008.