Killeen Personal Injury Lawyers

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Thompson Law is a personal injury law firm founded by attorney Ryan Thompson that helps injured victims in Killeen, Texas and surrounding areas. Our experienced Killeen personal injury lawyers handle a wide range of personal injury cases and is available 24/7 to provide you with a free case review. Contact us today at (844) 308-8180 for your FREE CONSULTATION.

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Types of Cases We Handle

Our Killeen personal injury attorneys have experience handling cases involving:

  • Car, truck, motorcycle, and other motor vehicle accidents
  • Premises liability cases such as slip and falls
  • Defective and dangerous products
  • Medical malpractice and nursing home abuse
  • Workplace accidents and injuries
  • Wrongful death claims
  • Dangerous drugs and medical devices

We fight to get injury victims the maximum compensation they deserve. Call our Killeen personal injury lawyers now for your FREE CASE REVIEW.

Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries like spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, blindness, and severe burns cause permanent disabilities and require lifetime care. Our lawyers have secured millions for clients with catastrophic injuries. Contact us for a FREE CASE EVALUATION if you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury.

Burn Injuries

Burn injuries require extensive medical treatment and can leave disfiguring scars. Severe burns often result in infections, organ damage, and physical limitations. Our Killeen personal injury lawyers fight to get burn victims full compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Wrongful Death in Killeen, Texas

Losing a loved one in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence is devastating. Our attorneys assist families in recovering damages in wrongful death claims including funeral costs, lost companionship, lost future earnings, and other losses.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of serious injuries and fatalities in Killeen and nationwide. Our Killeen personal injury lawyers handle cases involving the following types of motor vehicle accidents.

Car Accidents

Driver negligence, drunk driving, distracted driving, reckless driving, and other actions contribute to fatal car crashes. We assist injury victims in recovering damages from liable drivers.

Truck Accidents

The size and weight of commercial trucks make them extremely hazardous. Truck driver fatigue, lack of training, improperly secured cargo, defective parts, and other factors cause catastrophic crashes. Our Killeen personal injury lawyers stand up to trucking companies and their insurers to get maximum compensation for truck accident injuries.

Motorcycle Accidents in Killeen, TX

Motorcyclists lack the protection of a car and are more vulnerable to severe injuries in a crash. Common motorcycle accident causes include driver negligence, drunk driving, improper lane changes, and unsafe road conditions. We have a proven record of results in motorcycle injury cases.

Aviation Accidents

Airplane and helicopter crashes often result in catastrophic injuries and death due to the speeds and impact involved. Our aviation accident attorneys handle cases involving pilot error, mechanical defects, improper maintenance, air traffic controller negligence, and other causes of crashes. We fight for injury victims against deep-pocketed insurance companies.

Work Accidents

Employers are required to maintain safe workplaces free of hazards. Failure to do so and negligence can cause workers serious harm. We represent injury victims in claims involving falls, equipment malfunctions, electrocution, explosions, forklift accidents, and other workplace accidents. Our Killeen personal injury lawyers aggressively pursue maximum compensation for your losses.

Construction Accidents

The many hazards at construction sites cause thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths annually. Our lawyers assist construction workers hurt by falls, being struck by objects, defective equipment, unsafe trench collapses, electrical accidents, and other incidents caused by negligence. We stand up to contractors and property owners responsible for unsafe job sites.

Oilfield Accidents

Oilfield workers face serious hazards on rigs and well sites that can cause catastrophic injuries and death. Explosions, electrocution, equipment malfunctions, and improper training lead to many oilfield-related accidents in this dangerous industry. Our attorneys are experienced at holding oil companies accountable.

Train Accidents

Collisions at train crossings, track worker accidents, and other railroad-related crashes kill hundreds each year and cause severe injuries. Our Killeen personal injury lawyers represent victims of train crashes and fight to hold railroads responsible for negligent conduct.

Medical Malpractice

When medical professionals fail to meet accepted standards of care, the consequences can be devastating. Birth injuries, surgical errors, misdiagnosis, medication errors, and other types of malpractice can lead to permanent disabilities. Our medical malpractice attorneys have secured many verdicts and settlements for victims against doctors, nurses, hospitals, and healthcare providers.

Personal Injury Statistics For Killeen, Texas

  • In 2020, Texas had 14,629 fatal motor vehicle crashes resulting in 15,796 deaths. This was a 17% increase from 2019.
  • There were 1,354 motorcyclist deaths in Texas in 2020. Motorcycle rider fatalities have risen each of the past 11 years.
  • Falls were the leading cause of nonfatal injuries treated in emergency rooms in the U.S. in 2020 at 43%. Adults 65 and older accounted for 49% of fall injuries
  • In Texas, there were 209,692 nonfatal workplace injuries in 2020, resulting in a total of 1.3 million days away from work.

Sources: https://ftp.txdot.gov/pub/txdot-info/trf/crash_statistics/2022/10.pdf, https://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/pdf/leading_causes_of_death_by_age_group_2017-508.pdf, https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812826, https://ftp.txdot.gov/pub/txdot-info/trf/crash_statistics/2022/a.pdf

Elements of Negligence in a Personal Injury Case in Killeen, TX

Proving negligence in a personal injury case requires establishing these key elements:

  1. Duty:  The defendant owed a legal duty to act reasonably and not put others at risk. For example, drivers have a duty to obey traffic laws.
  2. Breach of Duty:  The defendant failed to uphold their duty through unsafe actions like speeding or texting while driving. Their unreasonable conduct caused the accident and injuries.
  3. Causation:  The defendant’s negligent actions directly caused the plaintiff’s injuries. There must be a clear link between the breach of duty and damages.
  4. Damages:  As a result of the accident, the victim suffered quantifiable losses like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

How Do I Know If I Should Pursue a Personal Injury Claim or Need a Lawyer?

If you suffered significant injuries or losses in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you likely have a valid claim. An attorney can analyze the facts in your case and advise you of your options. The insurance company will have legal representation protecting their interests. It is crucial to have an experienced lawyer on your side fighting for the maximum compensation you deserve.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit. This means you have two years from the date of the incident to take legal action or you may be barred from recovering damages. Call our Killeen personal injury lawyers as soon as possible after your accident to preserve your rights.

What Should I Bring to My Meeting with an Injury Lawyer?

  • Police accident report
  • Medical records
  • Doctor, hospital and therapy bills
  • Pay stubs showing lost wages
  • Receipts for costs like medications, assistive devices
  • Photos of property damage, injuries
  • Insurance claim letters
  • Eyewitness names and contact info
  • Bringing supporting documents to your free consultation assists us in evaluating your potential case and options

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Our Killeen Personal Injury Lawyers Charge NO UPFRONT FEES

The dedicated personal injury attorneys at Thompson Law provide aggressive representation for injury victims in Killeen and across Central Texas. We offer free consultations, handle cases on contingency so you pay no fees upfront, and have a proven track record of results. Contact us 24/7 at (844) 308-8180 to schedule your FREE CASE REVIEW. Let us help you recover the maximum compensation you deserve.

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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Personal Injury Claims

How much is my case worth?

The value of each personal injury case depends on the specific details and damages involved. We thoroughly investigate liability and calculate losses to build the strongest claim possible.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?

In most cases you have two years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit or your right to recover damages could be lost. Act quickly to preserve your rights.

What does “no win, no fee” mean?

We handle injury cases on contingency so you pay no attorneys fees unless we recover compensation for you. This ensures affordable access to legal help.

Do you handle cases statewide?

Yes, we represent injury victims across Texas. Our attorneys are licensed in all Texas courts.

What kinds of damages can I recover?

You may recover compensation for medical bills, lost income and future earnings, pain and suffering, property losses, and other accident-related damages.

More 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 6-12 months from date of incident; but the timeline 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.