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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Vehicle Collision in Renton on Interstate 405

Posted Friday, June 30, 2023 by Chris Thayer

According to a story in The Kent Reporter, a 33-year-old Renton passenger was killed in a two-vehicle collision on I-405, just north of State Route 169.

The news release reported that the 39-year-old man driving the vehicle faces pending charges. A one-month-old child in the vehicle did not sustain injuries in the crash. The driver of the second vehicle, a 63-year-old man, was not injured.

We encounter car accidents and vehicle collisions with various results almost daily in and around Renton, Washington. Every vehicle collision is unique.

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

*What Legal Action Can Be Taken to Recover Damages in Renton?*When you are involved in a vehicle collision as a result of another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to take legal action. This action can provide what is legally termed damages. Damages may include injuries resulting from the accident, as well as costs that arise as a result of these injuries.

Costs can include medical bills, medical treatments, prescription drug costs, lost wages, and more. Several additional damages may be involved, which can be discussed with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

*Managing Your Own Case in a Renton Car Accident*You may be wondering about managing your own claim and representing yourself. Some car accidents involve only minor injuries. These may result in a few visits to a doctor’s office and minor damage to your vehicle. If you are satisfied with the insurance coverage you receive from an insurance claim, there could be no need to contact an attorney.

These types of accidents may have been small damage to a fender or a bump at a low speed.

*Handling Serious Injuries in a Renton Vehicle Collision*If you have suffered serious injuries, you do not have to proceed alone. To understand all your legal options, consider speaking with an attorney.

An experienced lawyer can assist in helping you negotiate and maximize what you can recover in damages. A lawyer can also make you aware of the scope of damages which people are entitled to by law. Finally, insurers and defendants often take claims more seriously when a party is represented by a personal injury attorney.

*Represented Plaintiffs Tend to Receive Larger Settlements*The Insurance Research Council analyzed the average settlements received. Based on their 1999 study, the average person received settlements three and a half times larger with legal representation than without representation.

The law can be complicated, and it may take more time than one imagines to get up to speed with all the particulars of Washington Law.

A personal injury attorney is trained in legal procedures, negotiating settlements, and seeking the full spectrum of damages that you may be entitled to. If you are injured and making a claim, you have the legal right to consult an attorney. If you choose, you can have an attorney represent you.