Fort Worth Personal Injury Attorneys

Have You Been Seriously Injured in a Personal Injury Accident in Fort Worth?

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 that Texas is also home to 11 of the 50 most dangerous highways, 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 devised 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 is 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 to learn more about how we will fight for what you deserve!

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Personal Injury in Fort Worth: Fast Facts

Tort law, another name for personal injury law, is centered around several concerns. Proving these factors is what determines the outcome of your claim and the related payout.

  • Liability: Legal responsibility for accident or injury sustained
  • Joint Liability: Each of the multiple defendants shares full responsibility
  • Several Liability: Each of the multiple defendants is responsible for their percentage of the overall responsibility.
  • Damages: The actual injury or loss caused to a person or property
  • Compensatory: Quantifiable damages such as monies owed for rectifying the personal injury event, including medical bills, repairs and replacement of property, payment covering loss or lost income
  • General: Harder to quantify losses such as pain and suffering as well as future earnings
  • Punitive: Damages to punish a defendant for particularly inexcusable conduct

The most common cause of personal injury claims is automobile collisions, but in Fort Worth, the 3rd fastest growing city in the United States, there is plenty of opportunity and activity to trigger any type of catastrophic event.

Unfortunately, with the overall 9.5% population increase that Fort Worth experienced between 2012 and 2016 came disturbing increases in accident rates:

  • Injury accidents: 13.9% increase
  • Traffic fatalities: 15.8% increase
  • Pedestrian accidents: 9.4% increase
  • Pedestrian fatalities: 32.2% increase

Additionally, Fort Worth has some alarming statistics surrounding personal injuries:

  • Fort Worth is home to 2 of the 50 most frequently visited) Emergency Room hospitals in the nation.
  • Fort Worth has the highest percentage of Texans who report driving over the speed limit most of the time.
  • In Fort Worth in 2018 there were 507 DWI-related crashes, resulting in 20 deaths and over 113 injuries.
  • This results in Tarrant County having both the 4th highest quantity and per capita rate of crashes in the state of Texas.

Common Causes of Personal Injury Accidents in Fort Worth

Some of the most common types of personal injury incidents involve motor vehicles, and even if your case does not fall in one of these categories, we welcome the opportunity to assist you.

  • Car accident
  • 18 wheeler accident
  • Truck accident
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Pedestrian accident
  • Commercial accident
  • Scooter accident

Injuries suffered as a result of collisions or other catastrophic events can vary widely, and the attorneys at Thompson Law have experience across the personal injury spectrum. Some types of trauma that our litigators see most frequently include:

  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Internal injuries and internal bleeding
  • Joint injuries, like shoulders and knees
  • Neck and spinal injuries

Your Rights After the 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 Injury Lawyers will work relentlessly for your financial recovery. When the time comes to fight for what you deserve, bring a lion to the fight!

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We provide personal injury victims with dedicated and tenacious legal representation, ensuring that you get fair value for your claim. Our Fort Worth personal injury attorney will build a strong case with supporting evidence so that you recover the money that you deserve.

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You’ve Just Experienced an Accident – Now What?

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, for Fort Worth Police call (817) 392-4222  and cooperate with the operator, carefully following their instructions. When emergency personnel arrives, cooperate fully with them in generating a report of 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 at (844) 308-8180 as soon as you are able following the accident.

Sharing this accurate information with your Thompson Law advisers 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 Thompson Law attorney.

The Thompson Law Method

Your dedicated legal team at Thompson Law will guide you through our carefully crafted process, specifically designed to gain you the best results.

Start by seeking legal advice with Thompson Law here.

After speaking with our experienced and compassionate team members about your incident, you will be guided and supported through a process of next steps.

  • Open a claim
  • Investigate the case
  • Continue your medical care
  • Submit a demand
  • Negotiate
  • Litigate if required
  • Finalize the case
  • Closing day

The Personal Injury Claim Process

  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.

Get in Touch for Your Free Case Review

Here at Thompson Law, we have a robust team of attorneys, investigators, and case managers, and decades of legal experience. Our empathetic, passionate, and caring team is dedicated to fighting for the compensation you deserve. We understand what is important to our clients and recognize that each case we take on is critically important. In our efforts, we have successfully recovered over $1.8 billion dollars for our clients. As our client, you pay $0 attorney fees until and unless you are compensated. In short, we don’t win until you do.

Remember, state law limits the time to file a claim. Take action now to protect your right to a fair value monetary recovery.

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Auto Accident FAQs

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Auto Accident

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Get medical treatment! Your health and safety are the most important thing, and your first priority should be seeking immediate attention from a hospital or doctor. Not sure that you’re injured or how serious your injury might be? You should still seek immediate medical attention if you are in a car accident, truck wreck or any other type of accident. 

Getting immediate medical treatment does two things: First, it makes sure that any injuries you sustained are properly diagnosed and treated and second, it helps eliminate any doubt that your injuries were caused by the accident. Often, the shock and adrenaline of an accident can mask symptoms of injury, but making the mistake to skip getting checked out can have serious consequences. By seeking prompt medical treatment, you protect both your health and your ability to seek compensation for medical bills and time off work, with the help of your attorney. 

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A competent and skilled personal injury lawyer is almost always necessary to get full and fair compensation for injuries you have 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. They are there to take care of the defendant (their customer) who caused your wreck or accident. 

An expert personal injury attorney should be able to help you not only force that insurance company to pay for the injuries and damages the defendant caused, but will also do their best to make sure that you are compensated for every category of damages you may be entitled to, some of which you may not even be aware of: medical bills, future surgical costs, time off work in the past or time you may have to take off in the future, as well as the pain, suffering, and impairment that many injured people experience. 

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The largest factor affecting your claim’s value is the severity or magnitude of your injuries. More severe injuries typically require more medical treatment. So it is essential to have all your injuries documented properly by seeking immediate treatment with doctors or hospitals, and continuing under the care and direction of your doctors as long as necessary to heal. Without prompt and consistent medical treatment and documentation, an injury claim becomes very difficult to pursue, let alone win. 

Of course, other factors an also have an impact, and each and every case is different.  Were you injured in a commercial vehicle wreck or truck wreck that totaled your car, or was it a fender bender that did very little damage? Was the other driver intoxicated or drunk, or speeding? A multitude of factors may play into your claim’s overall likely value.  An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to visit with you and talk to you more specifically about factors which may affect your particular claim.  

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The real question here is how soon should you contact a personal injury attorney, and the answer is as soon as possible! In Texas, you generally have two (2) years to file a personal injury claim before it is barred by the statute of limitations. However, other states may have different time limits, and you may not always be able to tell on your own which state’s limitations apply to your case! The safest course of action for anybody injured in a car wreck, truck wreck, slip and fall, or any other type of case, is to immediately consult with a personal injury attorney in your area.   

This will help you make sure that your claim will not miss the applicable limitations period.  But second, and just as importantly, it will make sure that the right investigations are conducted and the right steps are taken to preserve the evidence, photos, witness statements, and records needed to successfully pursue your claim in court, should that become necessary. 

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If you are injured in a hit-and-run wreck (and are unable to locate the driver) or are hurt in a collision where the other driver does not have insurance, you are not necessarily out of options in terms of financial recovery. You may still be able to recover for your personal injuries if your own policy has Uninsured Motorist (UM) coverage or Personal Injury Protection (PIP). It’s a good idea to contact your insurance company to confirm what types of coverage you have on your policy before an accident, but if you have been hit be sure to ask these questions before finalizing your claim request. Even if you do not have UM or PIP, the attorneys and investigators at Thompson Law can work to track down the other driver in a hit-and-run accident. To do this, we rely on witnesses who may have captured a photo of the car or license plate and/or available surveillance camera footage that might have captured the wreck.  

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If you are injured in an accident, the robust team of attorneys, paralegals and investigators at Thompson Law is ready to fight to help you get the money you deserve. Damages can include doctor and hospital bills, lost wages, property damage, and can include pain and suffering and even punitive damages in certain cases.  

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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. 

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Knowing how comparative negligence works is vital if you live in a state that uses it. In simple terms, comparative negligence implies both drivers can share fault for an accident, but one driver can be more at fault than the other. For example, you are texting while driving when another driver runs a stop sign and hits your car.

A jury finds that the driver who ran the stop sign is 80 percent at fault, but they believe you would have had a better chance of avoiding the accident if you were not texting at the time. They find you 20 percent at fault. You can only collect enough compensation to cover the other driver’s fault. In this case, you would get $8,000 if the jury thinks your case is worth $10,000.

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Having the police respond to the accident scene is of paramount importance. Make sure that YOU call them and insist that they come and investigate the accident. When the police arrive, they will separate the drivers and witnesses from one another and take statements from everyone involved. Be cooperative, detailed, and firm in describing the accident. The investigating officer will usually determine fault based upon these statements, and it is essential that your version of the events is heard and believed. If you think that you may be injured, make that clear to the officer. If an ambulance or other medical professionals arrive on scene, get checked out. If not, make plans to visit an emergency room or doctor soon after you leave the scene. Before you do leave for this care, the officer will provide you with a report number and their contact information. Make sure this information is safely saved, as it will be very important in any auto accident injury claim you may have.     

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Call an attorney. Your first instinct might be to call your insurance company, but it’s best to seek legal council first so you don’t accidentally admit guilt or take responsibility for the accident. In many cases your attorney will call the insurance company for you to prevent that from happening.

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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.

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In insurance terms, “totaled” or a “total loss” means that the cost to repair your vehicle to its pre-accident condition is more than the vehicle is worth. Each insurance company has a different threshold for determining if a vehicle is totaled, but generally, if it’s close, you want the insurance company to “total” your car. Following the determination that your car is a total loss, the insurance company will provide you with their assessment of the value of your car. An experienced auto accident attorney should review this estimate to make sure that you are truly receiving fair market value for your loss.  You absolutely have the right to challenge their assessment, and a skilled attorney knows the best way to do so to maximize your recovery.  

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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. 

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Even if you are partially to blame for a car accident, you may be able to recover some of your damages from the other party. Under Texas’s proportionate responsibility system (also known as comparative negligence), unless you as the claimant/plaintiff are determined more than 51% at fault, you may recover legal damages that are reduced by the percentage you are determined at fault. For example, if you are determined to be 30% at fault, you can recover 70% of your damages from the other responsible party (you can’t recover the other 30% because that was the amount of liability that was determined to lie with you). The personal injury attorneys at Thompson Law can help you navigate this proportionate responsibility system – so reach out online or call anytime for a free consultation.     

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If you or a family member are injured in an automobile accident, you cannot afford NOT to hire the very best attorney available. Thompson Law works on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that you only pay legal fees IF we win for you and AFTER your case is settled. We understand that legal fees upfront are simply too much to deal with after a serious accident where you are dealing with property damage repairs, medical bills, missed work and lost wages. The fact that you owe $0 upfront is an added bonus when you hire great legal representation at Thompson Law.   

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If you were injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, there is a good chance we can help you out. We will look at the facts of your accident, whether a car wreck, truck wreck, motorcycle accident, or on-the-job-injury and examine whatever reports or records are available. If we believe that you were injured and it was someone else’s fault, it is likely to be a case we can take. The more information and documentation you can give us about your accident and your injuries, the quicker we can evaluate your case and let you know.  Give us a call or reach out online anytime! 

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The right 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, LLP 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 Injury Lawyers can assist you.  

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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! 

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Thompson Law is available 24/7 to provide free consultations and to sign up new clients. We can sign you up over the phone or we can send one of our experienced licensed investigators to meet you at the hospital or at your home if you prefer. Whether you live in Arlington, Ft. Worth, El Paso, McAllen, or even outside of the state of Texas, we are always here to assist you and provide the resources you need at a difficult time. We do the hard work for you so that you can focus on healing from your injuries.  

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Being in a wreck, especially on the highway, can be a terrifying experience. Remember these 6 steps to make sure you are safe and to help preserve your legal case right from the start: 

  1. GET SAFE. Stop your vehicle/move it to a safe place if you are able. Stay close to the scene without obstructing traffic. Activate your emergency flashing lights to prevent other cars from striking you. 
  2. CALL 9-1-1. If you are seriously injured, be sure you request an ambulance when you call. A police report may become critical evidence in determining liability in your case. The police will respond to wrecks involving injuries but may not send a unit for cases involving property damage only.  
  3. TAKE PHOTOS. If you are able to safely do so, take photos of your vehicle, the other vehicle (including the license plate), and the surrounding scene of the accident. You will also want to photograph the other driver’s license and insurance card.  
  4. GATHER INFO. After making sure you and passengers are okay, exchange contact information and insurance information with the other driver.  
  5. FIND WITNESSES. If there are witnesses to the accident, take down their names and contact information. Their statements may help resolve any liability disputes.  
  6. CALL THOMPSON LAW. The experienced team of attorneys, investigators and paralegals are ready to assist you right away. You can even call us to meet you at the scene of an accident.  

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Yes! Passengers in auto accidents are entitled to make claims for their damages and injuries too.  As a negligence-free passenger, who you make a claim against (one or both drivers and their insurance companies), and what coverages are available (third-party liability, first-party coverages, and/or personal injury protection), depends on the specific facts and circumstances of the car wreck.  Injured passengers should call the personal injury attorneys at Thompson Law to assist in navigating these complex issues so that they may receive the fair compensation they deserve.

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Bike accidents unfortunately occur more and more often and can cause serious and severe injuries to the cyclist.   

First, stay at the scene.  As soon as it is safe, assess the situation and call 9-1-1 to report the incident.  

Second, when help arrives, receive emergency medical attention.  Get “checked out” even if you think you are okay—the trauma and shock of the collision can cause your body to block out pain and injury. Follow the medical advice of the emergency response team. 

Third, with assistance from the police, exchange and obtain information, such as insurance information as well as the names, addresses, and phone numbers of all witnesses, passengers, and drivers.  DO NOT discuss the facts and circumstances of the bike accident with anyone other than the investigating officer.   

Fourth, document the scene.  Make notes on paper or using your cell phone about the time of day; weather conditions; road or traffic conditions; lighting; location of the vehicles and involved parties; and any relevant road signs, traffic control devices (lights, stop signs, yield signs) etc.  Also, make sure to get photographs of your bike, the driver’s car, and the scene.  

Last, call Thompson Law Injury Lawyers today.  The experienced personal injury attorneys at Thompson Law will help you investigate all applicable insurance coverages and fight to get the compensation to which you are entitled.   

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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.

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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, that 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. 

Thompson Law’s Guarantee

Thompson Law offers free case reviews to every potential client so we can help you determine the best legal approach to pursue. We receive no attorney fees and you pay no legal expenses unless you get compensated for your accident.

Thompson Law’s personal injury lawyers and their legal teams treat every client with respect, empathy, and compassion. We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach, as every case is unique and different. Our firm won 10 of the top 50 settlements in Texas in 2020, including the 2nd and 3rd largest personal injury settlements in the State. We can help you, too.

State law limits the time to file a claim following a personal injury accident. If you have been injured, call now for the help you need.