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Our city of Lewisville, Texas, has experienced rapid growth over recent years due to our proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth, DFW International Airport, and Lake Lewisville. Moreover, the public schools in Lewisville are highly rated, and there is an abundance of shops, entertainment, parks, and restaurants. In fact, between the 2010 and 2020 census, Lewisville was one of the fastest-growing city populations in the United States with a 17% population increase.

Lewisville’s growth has helped the economy in a variety of ways, but a larger population has also brought increased traffic, construction, and infrastructure projects that have contributed to a rise in traffic accidents, particularly around I-35E. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a car accident, Thompson Law’s Lewisville car accident lawyers can protect your rights and help you get maximum compensation for your pain and suffering. Call us today for a FREE CASE REVIEW with our auto accident lawyers.

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Lewisville Car Accident Statistics

According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), there were a total of 2,240 total crashes in Lewisville, Texas in 2021. When broken down by severity, those motor vehicle collisions consisted of:

  • Fatality Crashes:  9 crashes which caused the deaths of 9 people
  • Suspected Serious Crashes:  58 crashes which led to suspected serious injuries for 68 people
  • Suspected Minor Crashes:  239 crashes which led to suspected minor injuries for 309 people
  • Possible Injury Crashes:  374 crashes which led to possible injuries for 573 people
  • Non-Injury Crashes:  1,500 crashes which left 4,731 people without any injuries
  • Unknown Severity Crashes:  60 crashes which left 319 people with unknown injuries

Denton County Car Accident Statistics

For all of Denton County there were a total of 11,380 total crashes in 2021. When those crashes are broken down by severity, they consisted of:

  • Fatality Crashes:  59 crashes which caused the deaths of 68 people
  • Suspected Serious Crashes:  289 crashes which led to suspected serious injuries for 349 people
  • Suspected Minor Crashes:  1,241 crashes which led to suspected minor injuries for 1,601 people
  • Possible Injury Crashes:  1,707 crashes which led to possible injuries for 2,493 people
  • Non-Injury Crashes:  7,728 crashes which left 23,928 people without any injuries
  • Unknown Severity Crashes:  356 crashes which left 1,521 people with unknown injuries

Source: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT); Texas Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics – 2021; Crashes and Injuries by Cities and Towns; Crashes and Injuries by County.

Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in Lewisville, Texas

The most common causes of car accidents reported by the Lewisville Police Department in 2021 were:

  • Failed to control speed – 641 collisions
  • Changed lane when unsafe – 233 collisions
  • Failed to yield right of way when turning left – 187 collisions
  • Unsafe speed – 155 collisions
  • Driver inattention – 151 collisions
  • Disregard of stop and go signal – 118 collisions
  • Failed to drive in a single lane – 113 collisions
  • Under the influence (alcohol) – 112 collisions

What to Do After a Car Accident

If you have been involved in an auto accident in Lewisville, Texas, it’s essential to follow the right steps immediately after a car crash. These 10 steps to follow after an accident will ensure you do everything possible to maximize your recovery: 

  1. Remain at the Accident Scene – Even if your accident appear minor, do not leave without talking to the other driver or you could be charged with a hit-and-run.
  2. Get to Safety – Move your vehicle off the road to a safe location, if you are physically able. If you are unable to move, at least try to turn on your hazard lights to signal other drivers that an accident occurred and there are disabled vehicles ahead.
  3. Check for Injuries – Our adrenaline levels often run high after an accident, so you may not feel immediate pain. However, it is important to check yourself and your passengers for injuries, and call 911 for an ambulance, if needed.
  4. Call 911 for the Police – Emergency services operators will be able to call the police to make a Lewisville crash report and secure the accident scene.
  5. Gather Information – You will want to collect information for all drivers involved in the accident, including:  drivers license, insurance information, contact information, license plates, and VIN numbers. It is often good to photograph this data to ensure its accuracy, but be sure to check that your photos are legible. 
  6. Take Photos – Take pictures of the property damage to all vehicles involved, the location of the accident scene, and debris from the accident. More is always better when it comes to your early post-accident photo documentation.
  7. Give a Statement to the Police – Be candid regarding how you believe the accident occurred, but do not accept blame as your insurance company and your attorney will be able to assess who was liable for the collision. If asked about injuries and you are uncertain, say so, but do not definitively state you are not hurt. Accident injuries often take time to become inflamed and painful, so it is best not to make a declarative statement which may later be used against you.
  8. See a Doctor as Soon as Possible – Since there is often delayed pain after an accident, it is important to get checked out medically. This allows you to protect your physical health, as well as establish a link between your injuries and the accident.
  9. Create a Folder – Property damage and personal injury claims can take time to be resolved, so it is important to document all of your expenses in order to obtain maximum compensation for your damages.
  10. Call Our Lewisville Car Accident Lawyers – We are available 24/7/365, offer FREE CONSULTATIONS, and charge NO FEE unless we win.

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How Can a Lewisville Car Accident Lawyer Help?

After an accident, many people ask themselves “Do I need a car accident lawyer?” or “When do I need a lawyer after a car accident?” A car accident is a traumatic event, and the aftermath can be confusing and overwhelming. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may be wondering how a Lewisville car accident lawyer can help.

Personal injury is a complex area. While some people are tempted to take their lawsuits into their own hands, it is generally best to lefter an accident. Benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer include:

  • We take on the burden of an often-complicated process so you can rest and heal
  • We can help you make the right decisions and explain your options
  • We know how to deal with difficult insurance companies
  • We are experts at negotiation
  • We can help you get compensated faster

Our Lewisville car accident lawyers can provide you with legal coverage, gather the evidence needed to win your case, and help restore your peace of mind. We have a history of delivering strong results for our clients. Further, we have been recognized by our peers and clients with a variety of awards and honors. Our accident attorneys are ready to help you, too, so contact us today for a free consultation.

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We provide crash victims with dedicated and tenacious legal representation, ensuring that you get fair value for your claim. Our Lewisville car accident lawyers will build a strong case with supporting evidence so that you recover the money that you deserve.

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What Type of Compensation Can I Receive for an Injury Claim?

The law divide damages (losses) available to personal injury victims into three primary categories based on the type of damages incurred: actual damages, exemplary damages, and nominal damages.

  1. Actual Damages (Compensatory Damages): These are awarded to compensate for the financial damages or personal (non-monetary) damages incurred due to your injuries. Actual damages are subdivided into two categories – economic and non-economic damages.
    • Economic Damages:  These are the most commonly awarded damages in car accident cases. They are financial losses from an accident, and include things like:
      • Medical bills (past and future, if applicable)
      • Lost wages (missed work and future work you will have to miss, if applicable)
      • Lost earning capacity, if you can no longer perform the same work
      • Loss of use of your car
      • Storage costs for you damaged vehicle
      • Property damage to your vehicle
    • Non-Economic Damages:  These damages generally apply to physical, non-monetary losses, such as:
      • Pain and suffering
      • Loss of enjoyment of life
      • Permanent physical impairment
      • Emotional distress
      • Disfigurement
      • Loss of consortium or companionship (in wrongful death claims)
  2. Exemplary Damages (Punitive Damages): In car accident cases, these are reserved for actions in which there has been gross negligence, such as an accident with a drunk driver which cause grievous bodily harm.
  3. Nominal Damages: These are highly atypical in car accident cases and fairly irrelevant from a monetary perspective, as they are typically small. They are awarded when a defendant violated your legal rights, but you have not sustained any real loss.

How Long Do You Have to File a Car Accident Lawsuit in Texas?

In Texas, the personal injury statute of limitations is two years for most cases. At Thompson Law, we understand that an auto crash can be stressful, painful, and overwhelming. Time can pass quickly as you deal with the aftermath and your injuries, so it’s vital to seek legal representation right away.

Personal injury law is complex, and filing a lawsuit on time is essential to get fair compensation for your damages. Car crashes often result in significant financial burdens, including medical expenses, lost wages, and automobile repairs.

If a personal injury lawsuit is not filed within two years from the day of the crash, you may lose your right to compensation, barring you qualifying for one of the rare exceptions below. Our legal team can help you meet all the necessary qualifications and deadlines to maximize your settlement.

Exceptions to the Statute of Limitations (SOL) in Texas

  1. Minors Under 18:  2 years from your 18th birthday.
  2. Your Own Insurance Company’s (UM/UIM): 2 to 4 years, depending on your insurance contract.
  3. People of Unsound Mind:  2 years after their disability resolves.
  4. Wrongful Death:  2 years from the date of death.
  5. The State Government:  6 months from the date of accident.
  6. Defendant Leaves Texas:  SOL pauses until they return.
  7. Undiscoverable Injuries:  2 years after discovery of the injuries.

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Let Our Lewisville Car Accident Lawyers Help!

With an average commute time of 25 minutes, people in Lewisville will get in accidents simply due to the amount of time we spend on the road. The Lewisville car accident lawyers at our firm work on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t receive any payment unless you do. If we are able to obtain money on your behalf, we only earn a percentage of the compensation we recover.

Our staff is ready to help, is fully bilingual in English and Spanish, and wants to help you get back on your feet. We are available anytime 24/7 to help with beginning to represent you for your accident, and will shepherd you through the process while you focus on getting back to the level of health you enjoyed before your accident.

No Win No Fee Lewisville Car Accident Lawyers

Whether you live in Lewisville, were visiting Lewisville, or were simply passing through when the accident occurred, our accident lawyers can help. If you found us searching for “car accident lawyers near me”, give us a call today and let us do the fighting. Hopefully, you never need a lawyer for a car wreck in Lewisville, but it never hurts to have one saved in your phone.

Please be aware that the Texas statute of limitations limits the time to file an injury claim after an accident to 2 years from the date of accident in most cases. Call us at (844) 308-8180 for a free case evaluation. Take action now to protect your right to a fair value monetary 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: 

6 steps after car accident
  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.