Fort Worth Personal Injury Attorneys

Have You Been Seriously Injured in a Personal Injury Accident?

Get the Compensation You Deserve

Have you or any of your loved ones been hurt in an accident in Fort Worth? You are not alone. Each year, over 421,800 crashes occur on Texas roads, resulting in an injury count that is estimated to be as high as 200,700. This frightening statistic may come as less of a surprise considering Texas is home to 11 of the 50 most dangerous highways in America, with 3 of those top 11 located right here in DFW.

Commercial vehicle crashes, car and truck collisions, multiple automobile pileups, workplace accidents, and more can cause the types of bodily, mental and emotional injury that can leave a person suffering and facing difficult new challenges, often with few resources to depend upon.

Personal injury law was written to protect you and your property in exactly these instances. In the event of another individual or entity’s failure to act, or if that party acts irresponsibly, personal injury claims can bring justice and deliver compensation for the losses you suffered.

Thompson Law’s personal injury attorneys in Fort Worth are here to fight for your rights and represent your best interests when the insurance companies and at-fault parties shirk their responsibilities to justice.

Contact us now for a FREE CONSULTATION to learn more about how we will fight for what you deserve!

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Personal Injury Practice Areas

Personal injury includes various accidents and unfortunate circumstances that result in physical, mental, or emotional harm. Skilled personal injury attorneys can handle your case expertly while you focus on recovering from your accident.

Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Pedestrian Accidents

Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney

Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Rideshare Accident Attorney

Rideshare Accidents

Dog bite lawyers

Dog Bites

Construction Accident Attorney

Construction Accidents

Scooter Accident Attorney

Scooter Accidents

Swimming pool accident attorney

Swimming Pool Accidents

Premises Liability Accident Attorney

Premises Liability Accidents

Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bicycle Accidents

Plant and refinery accident attorney

Plant and Refinery Accidents

Train accident attorney

Train Accidents

Cement truck accident attorney

Cement Truck Accidents

Electrocution Accident Attorney

Electrocution Accidents

Helicopter Accident Attorney

Helicopter Accidents

Jet Ski Accident Attorney

Jet Ski Accidents

Storm Damage Claims Attorney

Storm Damage Claims

Common Types of Injuries

Know Your Rights After an Injury Accident

There are many ways that companies, agencies and individuals fail in their duties to act responsibly and care for others. At Thompson Law, we understand that fighting on your own for your deserved compensation after a serious accident is extremely daunting and frustrating. Individuals can be evasive and uncooperative.

Government agencies can be slow and unyielding. Insurance companies and other large commercial ventures have teams of lawyers, huge budgets, and a wealth of experience in protecting their interests. All of these factors waste your valuable time and energy and stand in the way of your rightful compensation.

Hiring the right legal representation can drastically alter the outcome of your case. You have a right to representation and a right to be treated with dignity and respect. There are no limits or caps placed on the amount you can receive for pain and suffering by the standards of Texas law.

At Thompson Law, we understand that financial compensation is not enough to atone for the loss or hardship you have experienced. However, hospital and treatment bills, lost wages, and end of life expenses can place an enormous burden on individuals and families. Cash payouts you receive can help lessen the burden of these emerging challenges following a tragic event.

You have a right to justice and deserve a sense of closure. Following a personal injury incident, Thompson Law’s Fort Worth personal injury attorneys will work relentlessly for your financial recovery. When the time comes to fight for what you deserve, contact Thompson Law.

Steps You Should Take After an Accident in Fort Worth, TX

If you are physically capable of moving and standing after the event, please utilize these suggestions to equip yourself and your Thompson Law team with the best information and documentation possible.

Please always take care to remain safe in the aftermath of an accident! Documenting the events should not come at the expense of causing further accidents or injuries. Take care not to place people or property in the path of danger. Relocate carefully from the site of the incident.

After emergency professionals have been engaged as needed, be sure to carefully cooperate and comply with their instructions. When it is safe to do so, and as much as possible, before departing the scene of the accident use the following list to gather important information about the event:

  • Personal ID: Collect contact and ID information from the owner, drivers, passengers, and witnesses.
  • Property ID: Take pictures or write information for plate numbers, insurance, registration, and location.
  • Photograph: Take pictures of the vehicles involved, the accident site, and the damage.
  • Police: For emergencies call 911 and cooperate with the operator, carefully following their instructions. When emergency personnel arrives, cooperate fully with them in generating a Fort Worth accident report for the accident events.
  • Proceed: Take care departing the scene! Follow instructions provided by emergency professionals. If you leave the scene on your own, be sure you are ready and focused enough to do so following the shock you have just experienced.
  • Protect: Make arrangements to receive the police report as soon as available. Protect your rights and interests by calling Thompson Law as soon as you are able following the accident.

Sharing this accurate information with your personal injury attorneys can make a critical impact on the outcome of your case!

Do not apologize to others at the scene of the accident. Even used as a figure of speech for checking on others in the aftermath, saying you are sorry can be construed as admitting fault. Do not comment on how you feel physically or provide a statement to insurance representatives. Do not sign any releases or authorizations on the scene or afterward without the advice of your personal injury attorneys.

The Personal Injury Claim Process

How will a personal injury attorney help me?

  1. Filing a Claim: You need the services of an experienced attorney who will calculate the value of the damages caused and work out an acceptable settlement amount. At Thompson Law our initial consultation and case evaluation are free. Here we look at the merits of your case and advise you on the best course of action.
  2. Gathering Evidence: We immediately begin the process of gathering evidence to determine the cause of the accident. We will take your statement and those of the accident witnesses, gather police and medical reports, and consult with relevant experts on the extent of your injuries.
  3. Negotiating Your Claim: We will be able to negotiate with the insurance company of the at fault party on your behalf. If we’re unable to receive a reasonable settlement for you, we will file a lawsuit. We highly recommend consulting an experienced attorney before accepting any settlement offers from an insurer, as many unscrupulous insurance companies offer you a low-ball settlement before the extent of your injuries are known.
  4. Judgment or Settlement: Having an experienced injury lawyer representing you helps ensure that we will use all our skills and resources to pursue a maximum settlement or verdict on your case. After the settlement, we will ensure that the funds get to you as quickly as possible, and guide you through any potential tax implications, if applicable.

Personal Injury FAQs

Personal Injury

If you are injured in any type of accident, your first priority should be to seek immediate medical attention, even if you are not certain that you are injured. Seeking immediate medical treatment does two things: 1) it ensures injuries you sustained are diagnosed and treated; and, 2) it helps eliminate any doubt by the insurance company that your injuries were caused by the accident.

Often, the shock and adrenaline of an accident can mask symptoms of injuries, so making the mistake of skipping a medical examination can have profound consequences. By seeking prompt medical treatment, you protect both your health and your ability to seek compensation for your injuries with the help of your attorney.

If you were in a motor vehicle accident we have also detailed here what to do after a car accident.

A skilled personal injury lawyer is necessary to get full and fair compensation for injuries you sustained in an accident. Most defendants, whether individual drivers or commercial vehicle operators, are covered by liability insurance. Those insurance companies are not obligated to protect or take care of you. Insurance companies exist to protect the defendant (their customer) who caused the wreck. 

A personal injury attorney can help you obtain compensation for every category of damages to which you are legally entitled. These damages can include things like: medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain & suffering, punitive damages, loss of limb, diminished mental function, physical impairment, scarring or disfigurement, emotional or mental trauma, and loss of consortium (in wrongful death claims). Further, you may be entitled to future medical bills, future lost income, future pain and suffering, and other damages in severe injury cases.

Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage can help save the day if you are hit by an uninsured driver or if you are the victim in a hit-and-run collision. In short, UM coverage is an add-on coverage that drivers can add to their auto insurance policies that will protect them in the event that they are in an auto accident with a driver who either does not have insurance or cannot be located. You can contact your insurance provider to confirm whether your policy includes UM. If you do not have this coverage, the personal injury attorneys at Thompson Law recommend that you consider adding UM to your auto insurance policy today. 

Absolutely not. It’s important to leave the investigation to the professionals. They know exactly how to work a case to determine all of the facts and details.

Some of the most devastating injuries caused by careless driving happen to pedestrians. As a pedestrian, you have the same right to be free from injury and harm caused by the irresponsibility, error, or negligence of others as any motorist on the road. In is important to obtain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you are injured as a pedestrian. The right attorney will see that you receive the medical care you need, guide your damage claim process, and receive full compensation for your injuries.  

Typically, yes. If a family member is seriously injured or killed in an accident, or if the injured party is a minor child, then it may be appropriate under the law for a parent, spouse, relative, or legal guardian to file a claim or lawsuit on behalf of the injured or deceased party.  These types of claims are complex, and usually depend on the type of relationship involved, as well as the individual facts and circumstances of the injury. Calling the experienced personal injury attorneys at Thompson Law is step one to explore filing a legal claim on behalf of your loved one. 

If the other vehicle involved in your crash was an 18 wheeler or another commercial vehicle, call an attorney immediately. Companies who own commercial vehicles and 18 wheelers often have their own team of investigators who will arrive on the scene immediately working on the driver’s defense case. The sooner you involve an attorney of your own, the better your chances are of receiving compensation for your injuries and damages.

No. They aren’t trying to help you. They’re trying to protect their drivers and reduce their costs. That’s why they have a team of lawyers ready to flock to the scene of any accident. Don’t accept any form of compensation until you talk to your attorney. Most victims of 18 wheeler crashes sustain more injuries than victims of normal crashes, and can receive higher compensation as a result. Don’t let them fool you into accepting a smaller payout for your injuries and damages. Your injuries could require years of medications and surgeries, and the company will try everything to avoid making huge payouts. Call your attorney and let them do the negotiating on your behalf.

The best personal injury attorney has three major characteristics: Excellent customer service, cutting edge technology, and a willingness to take cases and win at trial. Ask your potential attorney about the client experience they offer, what kind of technology they use to make your life easier, and when was the last time they took a case to jury trial. Asking these types of questions will give you guidance on what kind of experience you can expect as a client and what kind of results you can expect at the end of your case.

Thompson Law has high ratings from clients for its emphasis on customer service, and its attorneys have achieved significant results on small, large, and complex cases alike. No matter if you have been involved in a minor car wreck or are dealing with catastrophic injuries from a rarer and more devastating event like a terrible workplace accident, dog bite, or an 18 wheeler wreck, Thompson Law can assist you.  

Yes! Thompson Law is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide free consultations. If you have been injured in a truck wreck or car accident, hurt in a slip and fall incident, or otherwise injured from the negligence of another person or party, give us a call any time at 1-800-LION-LAW. We can speak to you over the phone, chat online through our website or social media outlets, or arrange an in-person meeting at your convenience. Our team is ready to help! 

An insurance company will not pay medical expenses or other damages as they come due; rather, after they have accepted liability, the insurance company will make a one-time, lump-sum final payment only at the end of your case.  Dealing with medical expenses, and obtaining the proper medical care, after an accident can be tricky. But it does not have to be! Call the personal injury attorneys at Thompson Law, who can explain how to deal with the “day-of” hospital bills, how to continue to receive the care you need, and ultimately how to recover an appropriate settlement that takes care of your bills from the incident as well as fair and just compensation for you.

Let’s be honest: this isn’t a legal show on TV and your case will not settle in the next hour – or even tomorrow.  The true answer is: it depends.  We find that most cases settle within 7-10 months from date of incident; but the timeframe in your case could be shorter or longer depending on: the facts and circumstances of the accident; the length of time it takes you to complete medical treatment; and the character of the insurance company, or companies, involved in your case.  In the event that your case cannot settle pre-litigation and it becomes necessary to file a lawsuit, the litigation process alone can take 1 to 2 years due to the court system and legal process necessary to prepare for trial.  But because so much of the timeline depends on the facts and circumstances of your unique case, call Thompson Law today to discuss the personal injury claims process

Thompson Law Guarantee

Thompson Law receives an attorney fee and you pay no legal fees as our client unless we pay you. Thompson Law has 350 years of combined experience in legal representation and has won over $1.8 billion dollars in cash settlements for our clients. We master the art of managing client cases with empathy, compassion, respect and, of course, prodigious skill. Contact us today for a free, risk-free consultation to discuss your accident and your options.

State law limits the time you have to file a claim after an auto accident. If you have been injured in an accident, call now to get the help you need.