Frisco Car Accident Lawyer

Have You Been Seriously Injured in a Car Accident in Frisco?

Frisco is currently one of the fastest growing cities in the US. Our area’s rapid growth is due to many factors, such as corporate relocations to Frisco by Keurig Dr Pepper and Metro by T-Mobile, and the revitalization of sports and entertainment venues like the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters at The Star. While growth has been great for the economy, it has also dramatically increased the number of car accidents in Frisco simply due to the volume of drivers on our roads.

With the average Frisconian commuting roughly a half hour each day, it is normal to get comfortable and forget that every time we enter a roadway there are risks involved. When an accident occurs, you need an auto accident lawyer to fight the insurance companies for the justice you deserve. If you have recently been involved in an injury accident, contact Thompson Law‘s Frisco car accident lawyers today for a free case assessment and information about your options and your rights.

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Frisco Car Accident Statistics

According to a 2021 report by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), there were a total of 1,887 total crashes in Frisco. Broken down by order of severity, these motor vehicle collisions included:

  • Fatal Accidents:  12 crashes involving 13 fatalities
  • Serious Injury Accidents:  40 crashes with 49 seriously injured individuals
  • Minor Injury Accidents:  308 crashes with 425 minorly injured people
  • Possible Injury Accidents:  418 crashes with 677 possibly injured individuals
  • Non-Injury Accidents:  1,087 with 3,912 uninjured people
  • Unknown Severity Accidents:  22 crashes with 122 people with unknown injuries

Frisco Car Accident Statistics When Alcohol is Involved

In 2021, there were 102 alcohol-related crashes in Frisco, consisting of:

  • Fatal Accidents:  3 crashes that led to the deaths of 3 people
  • Serious Injury Accidents:  3 crashes that left 4 with serious injuries
  • Minor Injury Accidents:  24 crashes that left 28 people with minor injuries
  • Possible Injury Accidents:  15 crashes that left 23 people with possible injuries
  • Non-Injury Accidents:  56 crashes that left 140 vehicle occupants without injuries
  • Unknown Severity Accidents:  1 crash leaving 4 people with unknown injuries

Sources: TxDOT – Crashes and Injuries by Cities and Towns; DUI (Alcohol) Crashes and Injuries Cities and Towns.

Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in Frisco, TX

Almost 70% of auto accidents in Frisco are caused by one of 5 negligent actions taken by Frisconian drivers. The most common causes of car accidents reported by the Frisco Police Department in 2021 were:

  1. Failed to control speed – 528 collisions (25.6% of the accidents in Frisco) had speeding cited as a contributing factor.
  2. Failed to yield right of way turning left – 311 collisions (15.1% of accidents) cited failure to yield right of way to oncoming traffic when turning left as a contributing factor.
  3. Ran or ignored stop sign or red light – 248 collisions (12% of accidents) cited drivers running or ignoring a stop light or stop sign as a contributing factor.
  4. Driver inattention – 216 collisions (10.5% of accidents) cited drivers simply not paying attention as a contributing factor.
  5. Changed lane when unsafe – 133 collisions (6.5% of accidents) cited unsafe lane changes as a contributing factor.

What You Should Do After a Wreck (and What You Should Not Do)

As you can see from the accident statistics above, car accidents are quite common in Frisco, TX. After an accident, it is important to take the right steps to ensure your safety and the safety of others, as well as protect your rights related to any damages you have incurred.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

  1. Stay at the Scene and Get to Safety:  State law requires you stay at the scene of an accident where there are injuries and/or significant property damage (Texas Transportation Code § 550.022). But, if you are physically able to move and your car can be driven, move off the road to a safe location. If you cannot move, turn on your hazards lights so other drivers are aware of the accident.
  2. Call the Frisco Police:  The police will protect your safety by redirecting traffic, prepare a crash report, and call EMS, if needed. Speak a little as possible to the other driver, and be honest in your statement to the police regarding how the accident occurred. Our Frisco car accident lawyers will help establish liability with the insurer(s) using the crash report, witness statements, and other evidence.
  3. Gather Photographic and Written Information:  To ensure all the information you capture is accurate, take pictures of:
    • The accident scene
    • Property damage to all cars involved
    • The other person’s
  4. Scan for Evidence:  Try to flag down witnesses or bystanders and look at cameras at nearby businesses to see if there’s a witness to the wreck.
  5. See a Doctor:  Seeking medical attention right after an accident protects both your health and your claim by establishing your injuries were caused by the accident.
  6. Call Our Frisco Accident Lawyers:  Our Frisco car accident lawyers offer FREE CONSULTS, and charge NO FEE unless we win. We have a strong track record of success and are ready to help with your personal injury claim.

DOs and DON’Ts After an Accident

Our auto accident attorneys in Frisco, TX also put together the infographic below to help you understand what to do after a car accident.

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How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help?

Being injured in an auto accident can be a scary experience. You need to focus on getting healthy again, not on dealing with insurance companies trying to minimize or deny your claim. Although many people think they can handle an injury claim on their own, often times they turn to a lawyer out of frustration dealing with the insurance companies, when their case has already been significantly damaged and devalued.

Our Frisco car accident lawyers can take the burden of dealing with the insurance companies off of your shoulders. Some of the steps we will take include:

  • Establish Legal Representation:  We will be communicating with the other driver’s insurance company on your behalf, and opening a claim through a Letter of Representation (LOR).
  • Gathering Evidence:  We will gather evidence demonstrating fault for the accident and establishing liability, such as your Frisco crash report.
  • Assist With Medical Care:  We can help you seek medical care with the appropriate specialists.
  • Document Your Injuries:  We will work with your doctors to ensure they document what caused your injuries, and how that impacted your current and future well-being.
  • Organize Your Injury Claim File:  We will gather and organize all of your medical records and bills, receipts, and any other evidence related to the monetary and non-monetary damages you have incurred.
  • Submit a Demand:  We will draft and submit a demand to the insurance company personalized to your accident and the damages you sustained. This demand will include a proposal for a settlement without having to file a lawsuit that is in-line with similar injuries in similar accidents.
  • Negotiate a Settlement:  We will negotiate a settlement with the insurance company that provides full value for your losses and damages.
  • Negotiate Any Liens:  We will negotiate with any lien holders (e.g., hospitals, health insurance, Medicare/Medicaid) to reduce the amount of those liens and put more cash in your pocket.
  • File a Lawsuit:  If the insurance company is not being reasonable and fair with their settlement offers, we will file a lawsuit and shepherd you through the process of mediation and a jury trial.

Types of Motor Vehicle Collisions

From the slightest fender bender, to a thirty-car pile-up, any occasion in which a vehicle collides with another vehicle, or obstructing object, person, animal, or debris is considered a motor vehicle collision. Often people have the impression that a traffic collision must meet a set of strict criteria to be considered for personal injury claim. In fact, a minor crash does not necessarily mean a minor injury.

Our experienced car accident attorneys will review the facts of your situation with an expert eye. They can determine the best course of action to pursue for the compensation to which you are entitled, following your specific accident.

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Common Car Accident Injuries

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Walking away with cuts and bruises is bad enough after a car accident. However, injuries resulting from these collisions can certainly be much more severe, and even those that appear minor can be serious under the surface. Some injuries take longer to appear, and you may have aches and pains, or worse, that appear after the initial shock and adrenaline of the crash have worn away. For this reason, it is critically important to get checked by a medical professional after an auto wreck. Your health and healing are the most important priority after the accident.

Thompson Law’s compassionate team of Frisco car accident lawyers will help you every step of the way with managing your course of treatment and your post-accident considerations. Our attorneys have seen injuries across the spectrum, but some of the most serious injuries that result from auto accidents are:

  • Death
  • Paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Dismemberment
  • Internal Injuries
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Cuts and Bruises
  • Whiplash
  • Head Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Broken Bones
  • Neck Injuries
  • Disc Injuries
  • Joint Trauma
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Sprains
  • Muscle, Ligament and Tendon Injuries

Following an accident, you may be searching for a catastrophic loss lawyer or in need of a spinal injury attorney – assistance you never dreamed of requesting. Personal injury law exists to protect victims of accidents with exactly these needs. The Thompson Law team empathizes with your situation, and our passion lies in fighting for your just and rightful compensation.

Please take good care of yourself and your loved ones, follow medical treatment prescriptions carefully and completely, and grant Thompson Law the opportunity to take care of all the rest. Call Thompson Law anytime day or night for your free consultation.

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Our Frisco Car Accident Lawyers Offer FREE CONSULTATIONS

Call Our Frisco Car Accident Lawyers Today!

Have you been injured in a car accident? It does not matter whether you live here, were visiting Frisco, or were just passing through on your way to Dallas or Austin when your accident happened – Thompson Law’s Frisco car accident lawyers can help.

If you are asking yourself “When is the best time to contact a personal injury lawyer after a car accident,” the answer is NOW! Our car accident lawyers offer FREE CASE REVIEWS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Further, we charge NO FEE unless we win.

You will not incur any attorney fees, court costs, legal expenses, or any other costs unless we recover money on your behalf. If our Frisco car accident lawyers do obtain a settlement for you, our fee will only come out of a portion of the settlement.

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If you need a Frisco car accident lawyer, give us a call today and let us do the fighting for you. If you do not need an accident lawyer today, it is best to save our contact card in your phone instead of searching “car accident lawyers near me” after you are in an accident, so we will be there for you when you do need us.

The statute of limitations in Texas is 2 years in most injury accidents. If you have been injured in an accident, call us today or submit a form for a NO COST, NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION with a Frisco car accident lawyer at Thompson Law. Take action to protect your right to a full value monetary recovery. The sooner you know your options, the faster you’ll be on the path to recovery.

Car Accident FAQs

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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.

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.  

In Texas, you usually have two (2) years from the date of incident to file a personal injury claim before it is barred by the statute of limitations. There are exceptions to this 2-year time limit in Texas, for minors and others. Further, other states have different time limits, and the limit that applies is typically for the state in which the accident occurred.

The safest course of action for someone injured in a car wreck, truck wreck, slip and fall, or any other type of accident is to consult with a personal injury attorney. This will help ensure that you do not miss the applicable limitations period. Moreover, it will ensure the right investigations are conducted, and the proper steps are taken to preserve the evidence, photos, witness statements, and records needed to successfully pursue your claim. 

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.  

Typical damages you can recover in a personal injury claim include: medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and in some cases even punitive damages. In severe injury cases, other damages may be recoverable, such as: future medical bills, future lost income, future pain and suffering, loss of body member or mental function, physical impairment, disfigurement, emotional or mental trauma, and loss of consortium (in wrongful death claims).

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. 

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.  

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. 

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.     

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.  

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! 

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! 

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.  

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: 

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  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.  

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.

Under Texas law, “bicycles are entitled to all rights of the road that apply to a motor vehicle, including access.” Unfortunately, drivers often don’t respect the rights of cyclists, and bike accidents are increasingly common, causing 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, and internal injuries often produce non-specific symptoms. 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, a lawyer to discuss your rights.  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.   

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

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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 15 of the top 50 settlements in Texas in 2021, as well as the 2nd and 3rd largest personal injury settlements in the State in 2020. 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.