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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Insurance Disputes and Bad Faith Claims

Your Insurance Company Is Required to Respond to Your Claims in Good Faith.

Insurance Claim Form If your insurance company has wrongfully denied what you believe to be a significant and valid claim, you may have a bad faith claim against your insurance company. Your policy of insurance provides you with certain rights, and if you believe your insurance company has not honored your rights under your policy of insurance, you should consult with an experienced attorney who knows how to handle claims for bad faith and wrongful denial of insurance claims. An insurance policy is a contract between the insurance company and its insured and this contract must be honored in “good faith”. This obligation of good faith means an insurance company must take all reasonable steps to fully investigate a claim and consider all the circumstances supporting the claim. The law also imposes certain obligations on insurance companies to complete investigations in a timely manner and to respond to requests and communications from the insured in a timely manner. You can find more information on the obligations that the Washington State Insurance Commissioner has imposed on insurance companies through regulations, at

Sometimes, an insurance company will refuse to pay a claim that clearly should be paid, in the hope that the insured will give up and choose not to fight the decision. Most insurance policies are very complex and confusing documents that are challenging for the average person to understand. It is common that a consumer will not know what is or is not covered under their insurance policy. My office can help review your insurance policy, explain what claims should be covered, and help you determine whether you may have a claim for bad faith against your insurance company. For a free initial consultation and case evaluation with an experienced attorney in Seattle who handles insurance bad faith claims, please contact me.

Voters in Washington recently approved the “Insurance Fair Conduct Act” in RCW 48.30.015 - Unreasonable denial of a claim for coverage or payment of benefits, which provides consumers with tools that can help recover payment on insurance claims and also ensure the fair and reasonable investigation of all claims. It also provides that the insurance company may be required to pay your attorney fees if it is determined that the insurance company has unreasonably denied the claim.

Your insurance policy may impose certain deadlines for you to make a claim and your failure to file a claim in a timely manner could result in your claim being barred. Washington State also has statutes of limitation that impose additional time constraints on when you have to file a lawsuit against your insurance company. As a result, it is important to act promptly if you have a dispute with your insurance company by consulting with an experienced attorney who can help you determine whether you have a claim, advise you on how to best pursue your claim, and help you protect your rights. If you have a valid claim under your insurance policy that has been wrongfully denied in bad faith, I will help you hold your insurance companies responsible and help you protect your rights. For a free initial consultation and case evaluation with an experienced attorney in Seattle who handles insurance bad faith claims, please contact me.

Are you seeking a reliable, experienced insurance attorney in Seattle? Chris Thayer is the Seattle insurance lawyer that you can trust to handle your insurance cases with professionalism, competence, and empathy. With more than 15 years of experience representing clients in all types of disputes surrounding property damage and liability claims, Chris is your go-to insurance claim attorney in Seattle.

Chris began his insurance law career as an associate at one of the most established firms in the city and quickly rose to become a partner. During his tenure there, he quickly developed a reputation for being a top-notch litigator and negotiator who could effectively represent clients’ interests. His impressive track record has earned him recognition among industry peers and awards from legal organizations such as the Washington State Bar Association.

When it comes to insurance cases, Chris understands how important it is for clients to have someone on their side who can fight for what is rightfully theirs. He works tirelessly to ensure that his clients have access to justice no matter what kind of case they are dealing with. Whether it’s an auto accident claim or an issue concerning homeowners’ insurance policies, Chris will use every available resource to ensure that his client receives the best possible outcome.

In addition to providing his services as an insurance claim attorney in Seattle, Chris also offers personal injury representation for those who have been injured due to another party’s negligence or carelessness. He knows how difficult it can be for victims of accidents or injuries to get fair compensation from insurance companies — this is why he will do everything necessary to secure just compensation on behalf of his clients. If a case goes beyond negotiation or litigation and must be taken before a judge or jury, then he will represent them with zealous advocacy at trial as well.

At Seattle Insurance Lawyer we understand that sometimes people don’t really know exactly what they need when they are looking into legal help involving their property damage or liability claims; this is why we strive to provide resources and guidance along the way so that our potential clients get the information they need before deciding if our services are right for them. We offer free consultations so that everyone can get answers about their specific situation without any cost or obligation involved — simply fill out our online form today and one of our skilled attorneys will reach out shortly!

No matter what kind of legal issue you may be facing with regards to your coverage and protection needs, Chris Thayer is here to help guide you through the process of settling your dispute fairly and efficiently so that you can move forward with peace of mind knowing you have gotten justice served on your behalf. Contact us now if you would like more information on how we can assist you!