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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Kent Personal Injury Attorney

Kent and the surrounding area has seen a huge amount of growth and development inthe last few decades. This means more people and more vehicles on the road. Whenpeople and vehicles interact, there is an increased chance for collisions – sometimeswith serious consequences and injury. Cars, pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles and 18-wheelers are all sharing the same roads. Many injury victims are unaware of thereasonable value of their cases. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accidentin Kent, you should always seek immediate medical attention and consider consultingwith a personal injury attorney with substantial knowledge and litigation experience.

During my initial consultation with potential clients, at no charge, I discuss the basicfacts of the claim. In performing an initial evaluation of a claim, I always look at liability, causation and damages. I handle cases where liability is clear and undisputed and also disputed liability cases, but disputed liability cases require careful review – and frequently require consultation with experts, including accident reconstructionists.Causation means the conduct caused, from a legal standpoint (known as “proximate”cause) the harm. Sometimes this is very obvious, but in the case of complex injurieswhere a person may have had some prior health problems or pre-existing injuries/conditions, it is more complicated. Finally, I review damages, or how has theaccident impacted the person. I have seen horrible car accidents where cars weretotaled and a client walked away with only very mild injuries. I have also seen modestcar crashes with limited physical damage to the vehicles, but which nonetheless causedsignificant injuries.

I represent seriously injured people from the Kent and Kent valley area. I can help withnegotiating with insurance companies and ensuring your rights are protected. Some ofthese rights may not be so obvious to the average layperson. For example, if you are apedestrian and you are struck by a motor vehicle, you have the right to have the at-faultdriver’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage pay for your medical expenses andlost income – even before you resolve your overall claim. There are certain qualifiersand some steps you will want to take in such circumstance, so if you or a loved one hasbeen hurt in a serious collision in Kent, Washington, please reach out to me for a freeinitial consultation.