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

Hurt in a Car Accident in Lubbock, TX?

Has your vehicle been damaged or destroyed by another negligent driver, and now you are watching your medical bills pile up?

Our Lubbock car accident lawyers are here to help if you have been the victim of a motor vehicle accident. When a negligent driver of another vehicle crashes into you, Texas law states that you are entitled to compensation for injuries and other damages you have suffered. Our experience auto accident attorneys in Lubbock will stand by your side to get you the money you deserve from the insurance companies.

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What Should I Do After a Car Wreck?

Lubbock experienced the seventh most accidents in Texas in 2021, so it is important to understand your rights after a motor vehicle crash. Further, you should know what steps to take after an auto accident, including everything from immediate steps you should take to how to obtain a Lubbock car accident report.

  1. Keep calm and check for injuries.  Being in a motor vehicle collision can release a surge of adrenaline that makes it hard to stay calm. However, trying to be as calm as possible will help you take the next steps after a crash. The first thing to do is check for injuries to yourself and your passengers. Often the adrenaline rush of a car accident can mask injuries, so it’s important to first assess if you’re injured.
  2. Relocate to a safe off-road location.  Move yourself, your passengers, and your vehicle off the road and out of the lane of traffic, if you can. If your car is not drivable but you can move, move to a sidewalk or somewhere off the road. If you are too injured to move, turn on your car’s hazard lights to let other motorists know that an accident has occurred.
  3. Dial 911.  Our Lubbock accident attorneys recommend that you be the party to call the police. You will be able to give the initial description of how the accident occurred to the authorities. The law requires you to call the police after an accident, and they will be able to ensure your safety, call for medical help, and produce an accident report.
  4. Exchange information.  You must exchange information with the other driver while you wait for the police. Limit communication with the other driver to simply exchanging information and not discussing the accident. Do not accept blame for the accident, as the police, insurance adjusters, and your accident attorney will determine liability. The information you will need includes:
    1. Names of the driver and their passengers
    2. Phone numbers and addresses of drivers and passengers
    3. Driver’s license for the driver
    4. License plate and vehicle identification number (VIN) of the other driver
    5. Description of their car, including make, model, and color
  5. Take photos.  Take photos of all vehicles involved in the accident. These images must show property damage to all cars from various distances and angles. The photos you take will serve as the basis for how your injuries occurred and will also provide evidence as to who was at fault for the accident.
  6. Seek medical attention.  The adrenaline rush of car accidents can mask many injuries, sometimes even serious ones. Additionally, many auto accident injuries are delayed and will not be apparent until days after the crash when inflammation has set in. Therefore, it is important that you see a doctor to relate any discomfort you are having from the accident.
  7. Call our Lubbock personal injury lawyers.  Our Lubbock car accident lawyers will be able to guide you through all the steps you need to take after an accident. We offer FREE CONSULTATIONS and charge NO FEE unless we win your case. Call us today.

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Injury accident victims in Texas are allowed to file claims and seek damages for their injuries and the impact they have had on their personal lives and finances. These claims can be for economic or monetary damages, such as medical bills.

Injury claims can also be for non-economic or non-monetary damages, such as pain and suffering, particularly when the accident caused serious injuries. Further, when a person was particularly negligent, such as a drunk driver, claims can also be made for punitive damages which are meant to punish bad behavior.

The Lubbock car accident lawyers at Thompson law can help you understand what damages you may be able to seek for your accident injuries. While no amount of cash compensation can truly compensate for damage to your health, the ability to file a claim does provide relief from bearing the cost of medical treatment.

An injury claim can also help you deal with lost wages for the time you had to miss from work due to your injuries and the treatment you received. Further, holding the other driver accountable for your non-economic damages can provide a sense of closure and justice.

Whether you live in Lubbock, are visiting Lubbock, or are just passing through on your way to Amarillo or OdessaMidland when the accident occurred, the Lubbock accident lawyers at Thompson Law can help. If you have been injured in a car crash, call us today for a FREE CONSULTATION with one of our Lubbock personal injury attorneys. Let us help you get on the road to recovery, while we fight for the maximum compensation available to you under Texas law.

What is My Injury Claim Worth?

The value of an auto accident claim depends on a variety of factors, which our Lubbock car accident lawyers will be able to discuss with you. Some of the primary factors which affect the value of an injury claim include:

  • The severity of your damages.  As awful as it sounds, in most cases the severity of your injuries is a significant determinant of the value of your claim. Your injuries are primarily measured based off of the diagnosis codes (known as ICD codes) and treatment codes (known as CPT codes) in your medical records. To obtain payment for an injury claim, insurance companies will want to know the severity of your injuries and what treatment you sought for those injuries. Thus, your medical bills will be a significant component of the value in most injury claims.
  • The insurance policies in place.  In most injury claims, the size of the insurance policy (or policies) in place at the time of your accident are also a driver or limitation on the value of your claim. For example, the minimum liability coverage for individual policies that is required by Texas law is $30,000 for injuries per person, $60,000 per accident. Conversely, 18-wheelers are required to have $750,000 policies for intrastate commerce and $1,000,000 policies for interstate commerce. If you are making a wrongful death claim, the value of that claim varies wildly based off what coverage the at fault party carried at the time of the wreck.
  • The strength of your case.  Many factors can impact the strength of your case. Our Lubbock car accident lawyers will be able to discuss the strength of your claim with you. For example, collisions captured by dash cameras or involving witnesses tend to prevent liability disputes where the insurance adjuster tries to place partial blame on you for the accident. Also, claims involving injuries definitively caused by the accident tend to be stronger, as the adjuster cannot try to claim your injury was a pre-existing condition.
  • The venue of the accident.  Another large determinant of value in a case is where the accident occurred and how favorable juries are toward awarding damages to plaintiffs in that county. Insurance companies review jury verdicts by county in Texas, and will typically offer more for your settlement if they believe it is likely a jury would offer a large award.
  • The presence of aggravating factors.  If the person that crashed into you was particularly negligent in causing the accident, juries are likely to award larger settlements in the form of punitive damages. For example, if the person that hit you was intoxicated and taking illegal drugs at the time of the accident, that aggravating factor will be considered by the insurance adjuster.

What Types of Compensation Can I Receive for My Accident Injuries?

Compensation for car accident injury claims is broken down into two categories:  economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are hard monetary costs that you have either gone out-of-pocket for, are bills that you currently owe, or are expenses you are likely to incur. Non-economic damages are much more difficult to quantify, and are more typical in severe injury cases.

Economic Damages in Injury Claims

Examples of economic damages in personal injury claims include:

  • Past medical bills
  • Future medical expenses you have not yet incurred, such as surgery and rehabilitation
  • Past lost wages
  • Future lost wages, such as when your capacity to earn a living has been reduced
  • Property damage to your vehicle
  • Property damage to other personal property, such as a broken mobile phone
  • Replacement services for duties you could not perform due to your injuries, such as a cleaning service

Non-Economic Damages in Injury Claims

Examples of non-economic damages in personal injury claims include:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental pain and emotional anguish
  • Physical impairment that prevents you from performing certain activities that you did pre-accident
  • Disfigurement, such as scarring or loss of a limb
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of consortium, particularly with regard to a wrongful death lawsuit

For most injury accident cases, an attorney will need to understand the full extent of your injuries before being able to assess the value of your claim. Our Lubbock car accident lawyers can discuss the factors which affect the value of your claim with you, so call us today for a FREE CASE ASSESSMENT.

Lubbock Car Accident Statistics

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) uses its Crash Records Information System (CRIS) to track crash reports for every motor vehicle accident in Lubbock, and across the entire state. Their data for Lubbock and Lubbock County is shown below.

Lubbock Car Accidents Statistics

There were 7,461 motor vehicle crashes in Lubbock in 2021, which is about 20 crashes per day or almost one every hour. In terms of order of severity, these crashes included:

  • Fatality crashes:  42 fatal crashes which led to the deaths of 45 individuals
  • Serious injury crashes:  73 serious crashes that resulted in 87 individuals sustaining serious injuries
  • Minor injury crashes:  665 minor crashes that led to 3,339 individuals receiving minor injuries
  • Possible injury crashes:  2,055 possible injury crashes which resulted in 9,639 possibly injured individuals
  • No injury crashes:  4,127 non-injury crashes in which 13,440 individuals were uninjured
  • Unknown severity crashes:  499 unknown severity crashes which resulted in unknown injuries to 1,295 individuals

Lubbock  County Car Accidents Statistics

Across all of Lubbock County in 2021 there were 8,287 total crashes that included:

  • Fatality crashes:  59 fatal crashes which led to the deaths of 63 individuals
  • Serious injury crashes:  114 serious crashes that resulted in 143 individuals sustaining serious injuries
  • Minor injury crashes:  768 minor crashes that led to 1,003 individuals receiving minor injuries
  • Possible injury crashes:  2,166 possible injury crashes which resulted in 3,524 possibly injured individuals
  • No injury crashes:  4,664 non-injury crashes in which 14,887 individuals were uninjured
  • Unknown severity crashes:  516 unknown severity crashes which resulted in unknown injuries to 1,345 individuals

If you have been the victim of a car accident and suffered injuries, call our Lubbock car accident lawyers today for a FREE CASE REVIEW.

Sources: Crashes and Injuries by Cities and TownsCrashes and Injuries by County.

The Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in Lubbock, Texas

The top six causes of car crashes in Lubbock in 2021 were responsible for 2 out of 3 accidents in the city. The most common causes of car accidents reported by the Lubbock Police Department in 2021 were:

  1. Speeding or unsafe speed.  2,403 motor vehicle collisions were caused by drivers exceeding the speed limit or driving at a speed that the police deemed was unsafe due to traffic conditions. This cause of auto crashes was responsible for 25.5% of all wrecks.
  2. Running or ignoring stop signs or red lights.  1,175 motor vehicle collisions were caused by drivers intentionally or unintentionally running red lights or stop signs. This cause of auto crashes was responsible for 12.5% of all wrecks.
  3. Backed out unsafely.  858 motor vehicle collisions were caused by drivers backing up in an unsafe manner, such as failing to check their surroundings and blind spots. This cause of auto crashes was responsible for 9.1% of all wrecks.
  4. Failed to drive in a single lane.  725 motor vehicle collisions were caused by drivers using more than one lane of traffic at the same time. This cause of auto crashes was responsible for 7.7% of all wrecks.
  5. Failed to yield right of way when turning left.  547 motor vehicle collisions were caused by drivers failing to yield to oncoming traffic that had the right of way when making a left hand turn. This cause of auto crashes was responsible for 5.8% of all wrecks.
  6. Changed lane when unsafe.  504 motor vehicle collisions were caused by drivers making unsafe lane changes, such as failing to us their turn signals or check their blind spots before changing lanes. This cause of auto crashes was responsible for 5.0% of all wrecks.

No other contributing factor to accidents in Lubbock was noted by police in more than 5% of accidents, nor accounted for over 500 accidents in total. Notably, drinking and driving caused 282 accidents in Lubbock in 2021, which was a cause of 3% of the crashes in the city.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, call us today for a FREE CONSULTATION with one of our Lubbock car accident lawyers.

Texas Law Entitles You to Compensation Following a Car Wreck

After a traffic accident, Texas Transportation Code specifically allows a car accident to be investigated if personal injury, death, or property damage has occurred. This means that you are allowed to file a case against the responsible party if you are the victim in the car accident.

However, just because Texas state law allows you to be compensated does not mean that it is easy to receive that compensation. This is why you need a car accident lawyer on your side. At Thompson Law, our Lubbock car accident lawyers are willing to fight for you to ensure you receive the compensation owed to you.

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At Thompson Law, our car accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. We offer no-cost representation, which means we don’t receive any payment unless you do. Instead, we earn a percentage of the compensation that you are awarded.

We want to help you get back on your feet, and our bilingual staff is always on hand ready to help. We offer 24/7 support and are ready to represent you from the minute you are injured until the minute you have a settlement in hand.

If you need a Lubbock car accident lawyer, give us a call today and let us do the fighting. Hopefully, you never need a lawyer for a car wreck in Lubbock, but it never hurts to have one saved in your phone.

Be aware the Texas statute of limitations limits the time to file a claim after an accident to 2 years from the date of accident in most cases. Call Thompson Law for a free case evaluation. Take action now to protect your right to a fair value monetary recovery.

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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: 

  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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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.