Seattle Personal Injury Attorney – Chris Sharpe Law Firm

Looking for an experienced lawyer to answer your Washington Personal Injury questions?  You have choices. We think you have made a good choice to come here.  For more than 30 years Christopher Sharpe has helped injured persons with their Washington accident and injury cases.

L&I Lawyer, Chris Sharpe
Attorney Chris Sharpe

Help When You Need It

Chris wants you to think about this: Personal Injury cases are not just won or lost. They have value. Case value is increased when you know what to do and get it done. Case value decreases when you don’t have a good plan, and you do nothing to help yourself. 

Chris Sharpe is a Seattle personal injury attorney, who knows what to do.  He shares important and practical personal injury law with you on this website. This website gives you access to information you can use to make smart decisions about your case and get a good result.  Check out our law library. Call us for free advice. If appropriate, let us help with your case or make a timely referral to a lawyer who can help further.

Personal Injury Cases We Work With

We Have Helped Thousands of Injured Workers

Do I Have a Case?

How will a Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?

An honest assessment and helpful analysis of your personal injury case is how a lawyer can  help. The law is a lot easier to understand when you know what it is and how it can assist you.

  • Phone Calls Answered – We answer our phones during business hours. You call us, and we will talk to you about your case and answer your questions for free.
  • Informational Website – You are now looking at the most comprehensive personal injury website in Washington State, period. Invest your time here. Learn about personal injury law and how to get a fair result for your case.
  • Referrals to Free Services – Many people who contact us don’t need an attorney and we are quick to tell them so. We will make referrals to non-legal help services if that’s all it takes to get the job done. 
  • Legal Representation – If you should have legal help to make your claim work, we’ll talk to you about that. If you would benefit from a referral to a lawyer, consider it done.

Common Personal Injury Cases in Seattle WA

  • Car, Truck, and Motorcycle crashes are the most frequent type of personal injury claim. In Washington, well over 100,000 accidents occur each year, many of them serious or fatal. 
  • Job Injuries are some of  the most devastating of the personal injuries. Lifting injuries, trip and fall,  electrocution, trauma and PTSD ruin careers and cripple workers. 
  • Construction site accidents are serious business. Falls from heights, electrocution, being struck by an object, dangerous machines, toxic chemicals, and being pinned between a rock and a hard spot cause the most serious of the construction injuries
  • Common to almost all personal injury claims is not knowing what is going to happen, when it is going to happen, and why it is taking so long. Insurance companies specialize in delay. They know well  that the more uncertain and frustrated you are the more likely you are to take what they offer, just so you can get it over with. Don’t let that happen to you. Insist they settle your property damage claim early, complete your medical as necessary, be patient and settle your personal  injury claim when medical care is complete. 

FAQs

What kind of cases do personal injury lawyers handle?

Personal injury lawyers handle accident and injury claims to your person or to your property. It is their job to help you  fairly assess your injuries, encourage you to do the right things to improve your case, prove  the negligence of the tortfeasor, negotiate with the insurance company and their lawyers, file suit if necessary and get the best value possible for personal injury victims. 

When should a personal injury lawyer be used?

A Personal Injury attorney should be consulted when you will benefit with legal advice about injury law. Pain and suffering, lost wages, current and future medical bills, personal injury, property damage, and how to get the best value for your claim are all important things to understand. A good Seattle personal injury lawyer can explain all this and more, and help you obtain a fair result. 

How much does a personal injury attorney cost?

A personal injury attorney from a first class law firm will represent you on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay no money up front, and you  pay no attorney fees at all unless your attorney gets you money. With a successful claim, contingent attorney fees are a percentage of your recovery. For precise details see  contingent attorney fees.  Most Seattle area attorneys charge a similar rate. There are some very good personal injury attorneys in Seattle.  Get a good one. 

Should I talk to the insurance company first?

In an ideal world you would talk to the insurance company first and a lawyer only if necessary. This is not an ideal world. Unrepresented persons are easy prey for skilled insurance adjusters. These adjusters have many times worked over innocent persons who only wanted a fair settlement. They are waiting for your call so they can “become your friend” and help you settle cheaply. The smart plan for you is to first get a free consultation from a personal injury attorney. Don’t feel you have to hire that attorney. Just talk about your injuries and losses. Get some expert advice for free and then with that information you can make decisions about whether it is best for you to talk directly to the insurance company or not. 

What is the statute of limitations in Washington State?

The Statute of Limitations is a time deadline. You have a limited amount of  time to pursue a personal injury claim. Settle your claim or file a lawsuit before it’s too late. 
Different kinds of personal injury claims have different statute of limitations. Most claims for negligence have a 3 year statute of limitations. Job injuries have a 1 year statute of limitations. Other claims may have a different statute of limitations. This is important. Don’t miss your statute of limitations. If you don’t know yours, get legal advice! Statute of Limitations. 

What kind of cases do personal injury lawyers handle?

Personal injury lawyers handle accident and injury claims to your person or to your property. It is their job to help you  fairly assess your injuries, encourage you to do the right things to improve your case, prove  the negligence of the tortfeasor, negotiate with the insurance company and their lawyers, file suit if necessary and get the best value possible for personal injury victims. 

How to get a Free Consultation and Case Evaluation.

There are 4 different ways you can get a free initial consultation. Take your choice:

  1. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form below
  2. Call / text: (206) 343-1988
  3. Email us: [email protected]
  4. Schedule an appointment via Calendly

We usually reply to forms, texts, and emails within 1 business day.

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The Smart Way to Find Out If You Have a Good Case.

Get a free consultation from a lawyer: Tell us about your concerns and let us show you some smart choices you can make for your claim. At the end of the call, no matter what you decide to do, you will have fresh ideas and an action plan. You will know that you have taken important steps to get your claim moving in the right direction. Protect yourself and your L&I or Personal Injury claim with a free case consultation.

Don't Guess

Don't guess about the value of your claim. Don't compare your claim to someone else's. Get an expert opinion about your claim, from an experienced lawyer. Expertise counts, so use it to your advantage. Consultations are free. This strategy session will help you get informed.

Are Attorney Consultations Really Free?

Yes, they are. Because both you and the attorney want to know if your case is any good. A free phone consultation or email gets that figured out quickly.  Questions are answered and no time is wasted. Call 206-343-1988 or email and let us help you figure it out with a free consultation.

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