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If you or someone you love has been injured or harmed due to another person or company’s negligence, you need experienced legal advocates on your side. The accomplished Richardson personal injury lawyers at Thompson Law are dedicated to helping injured victims recover the maximum compensation they deserve after all types of accidents and injuries in Richardson and across Texas.

We have a proven track record of success and deep resources to fully investigate accident circumstances, build strong arguments of liability, negotiate the highest settlements possible, and take cases to court if needed. Contact our Richardson personal injury lawyers by calling (844) 308-8180 for a FREE CONSULTATION, or submit an inquiry online if you or a loved one has been harmed. Our legal team is standing by 24/7 to help you recover physically, emotionally and financially.

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Steps to Take After Suffering a Personal Injury

Here are some recommended steps to take after suffering a personal injury:

  • Seek medical attention. Even if you don’t think you were seriously injured, it’s important to get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible after an accident. Some injuries don’t show symptoms until hours or days later. The medical documentation will also be important evidence if you decide to pursue a personal injury claim.
  • Document the scene. Take photos of the accident scene, the vehicles involved, your injuries, etc. If it was a car accident, obtain a copy of the police report. All of this serves as evidence of what happened.
  • Report the incident. Notify your insurance company and your employer if the injury occurred on the job. Provide only the basic facts, as your statements can be used against you.
  • Keep records. Maintain records of all accident-related expenses like medical bills, property damage, lost wages, etc. Keep copies of all paperwork you receive from insurers or other parties.
  • Consult an attorney. Contact our experienced Richardson personal injury lawyers to discuss your legal options. Our attorneys can deal with insurance companies on your behalf and make sure you receive full and fair compensation.
  • Focus on recovery. Follow your doctor’s orders closely and keep all appointments. Don’t post about the accident on social media, as this can also be used against you. Focus your energy on getting better.

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Common Causes of Injuries in Richardson

Our Richardson personal injury attorneys have seen clients harmed in accidents caused by:

  • Speeding drivers disobeying posted limits
  • Drivers running red lights and stop signs
  • Drunk, drowsy or distracted drivers, especially texting while driving
  • Reckless lane changes, tailgating and failure to yield
  • Poorly maintained roads with hazardous potholes
  • Unsafe property conditions like wet floors, uneven stairs
  • Lack of proper security at businesses or apartment complexes
  • Aggressive, unleashed dogs with irresponsible owners
  • Unsafe work practices, lack of training, defective equipment
  • Healthcare provider errors, surgical mistakes, improper prescriptions

Thompson Law conducts in-depth investigations to understand all the factors that caused our clients’ injuries. We leave no stone unturned gathering police reports, video footage, medical records, eyewitness statements and any other evidence needed to prove liability and win full compensation.

Our accomplished personal injury attorneys have a proven record of success recovering millions for injured victims in the Richardson area. Contact our Richardson personal injury lawyers online or call (844) 308-8180 for a FREE CONSULTATION. Our legal team is standing by 24/7 to help you recover physically, emotionally and financially.

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Why Choose Thompson Law?

  • Over a decade of success recovering millions for injury victims
  • Compassionate and caring legal advocates
  • Highly responsive customer service
  • No upfront fees – we only get paid if you receive compensation

Thompson Law has an accomplished team of personal injury lawyers with the litigation experience and financial resources to handle serious injury cases. We thoroughly investigate how accidents occur, identify all liable parties, negotiate persistently with insurance providers, and take cases to court if fair settlements cannot be reached.

We care about our clients and take pride in helping them get maximum compensation while providing first-rate legal service. Our personal injury attorneys are active in the Richardson community and legal circles, maintaining credibility that leads to favorable case outcomes.

If you or someone you care about has been harmed in any kind of accident caused by the negligence or reckless actions of another person or company, take action now to protect your rights.

Contact our law offices for dedicated representation from our team of Richardson personal injury lawyers, call (844) 308-8180 for a FREE CONSULTATION or visit www.1800lionlaw.com if you or a loved one has been harmed. Our legal team is standing by 24/7 to help you recover physically, emotionally and financially.

How Personal Injury Claims Work

Here is an overview of how personal injury claims progress in Texas:

  1. Initial Case Investigation – A thorough investigation is vital early in the process. We visit accident scenes, gather police reports, interview witnesses, consult medical records and bills, take photos and videos, and collect other evidence to understand how a client was injured or harmed. Finding all liable parties is key.
  2. Filing the Lawsuit – Our lawyers prepare a formal complaint detailing the allegations against the defendant(s) deemed responsible for the client’s losses. This launches the legal process and recovery timeline when filed.
  3. Discovery Phase – We engage in written discovery including demanding documentation, submitting interrogatories questions, and taking depositions. This gathers more evidence to further prove liability and damages, and reveal any defense strategies.
  4. Settlement Negotiations – Over 90% of personal injury claims settle out of court before trial. We work to reach a fair settlement covering the client’s full past and future accident-related costs and recovery needs. If initial offers seem low, our lawyers will pursue a larger settlement through persuasive negotiations.
  5. Mediation – If settlement talks reach an impasse, mediation can provide a path forward. This involves presenting the case in a conference before an impartial mediator who facilitates the negotiation.
  6. Trial – If reasonable settlement offers are not made, then our firm has the experience and resources to take a case to court and argue it skillfully before a judge and jury at trial. We take all steps needed to fight for maximum compensation.

Contact our Richardson personal injury lawyers online or call (844) 308-8180 for a FREE CONSULTATION. Our legal team is standing by 24/7 to help you recover physically, emotionally and financially.

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

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Richardson Injury & Accident Statistics

Richardson, Texas sees its fair share of injuries and accidents each year. Here are some key statistics:

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were over 4,500 traffic crashes in Richardson in 2021. These crashes resulted in 2,300 injuries and 15 fatalities.
  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury and death among those aged 1-54 years in Richardson.
  • Common causes of injury accidents in Richardson include distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and disregard of traffic signs and signals.
  • The occupations with the highest risk of work injuries in Richardson include construction workers, truck drivers, warehouse workers, nurses, and restaurant/kitchen workers. Common work injuries include slips and falls, repetitive motion injuries, traumatic injuries from falls and equipment accidents, and burns.
  • Richardson emergency rooms treat around 14,000 injury cases each year. The most common reasons for ER visits after accidents include fractures, sprains and strains, cuts, bruises and soft tissue injuries, burns, concussions, and spinal cord injuries.
  • Around 25,000 adults and children in Richardson suffer disabling injuries each year that require ongoing medical care and interfere with their daily activities.
  • Injury accidents cost Richardson residents over $125 million in medical bills and lost wages every year. This does not include costs for ongoing care and rehabilitation for serious injuries.
  • Recent data shows pedestrian involved accidents are on the rise in Richardson, with over 100 incidents in 2021. Efforts are underway to improve walkability and pedestrian safety in the city.

Sources: FMCSA, NHTSA, TXDOT, IIHS, CDC, TDI.

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Our Richardson Personal Injury Lawyers Charge NO FEE Unless We Win

If you have suffered an injury or harm due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions, do not attempt to handle the legal claim alone. The accomplished personal injury attorneys at Thompson Law can shoulder that heavy burden for you. For over a decade, we have vigorously advocated for injured clients across Texas, handling every detail seamlessly so they can focus on healing. Our thorough investigations uncover how injuries occur.

We know how to build strong arguments of liability. And we fight relentlessly to make all responsible parties pay. Put an experienced team in your corner and on your side. Contact our Richardson personal injury lawyers online or call (844) 308-8180 for a FREE CONSULTATION. Our legal team is standing by 24/7 to help you recover physically, emotionally and financially.

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Richardson Personal Injury FAQs

How soon after an accident should I hire a lawyer?

As soon as possible before memories fade and evidence disappears. Promptly documenting details helps prove liability and damages down the line.

What is considered a personal injury case?

Any situation where someone suffers harm or losses due to the negligence, misconduct or reckless actions of another party. From vehicle crashes to defective products to medical malpractice.

What key steps should I take after getting injured?

Seek medical attention, document your injuries, keep records of all treatment and expenses, photograph scene evidence, and contact a Richardson personal injury lawyer.

Can I recover damages if I was partly at fault for the accident?

Yes, under Texas’ proportionate responsibility rules. Your compensation is reduced by your percentage of fault but you can still recover damages.

What damages might I recover in a personal injury claim?

  • Medical expenses – both current and ongoing/future costs
  • Lost income and reduced earning capacity
  • Disability, disfigurement, pain and suffering damages
  • Physical therapy, rehabilitation and assistive technology costs
  • Property losses – e.g. car repair bills

How much compensation could my case be worth?

An experienced attorney can assess your specific losses and recovery prospects. Do not rely on online calculators – speak to a real lawyer about what your case is worth.

How long do these cases usually take to resolve?

Anywhere from a few months for minor soft tissue injuries to several years for catastrophic cases involving death or permanent disability requiring extensive litigation. We work as quickly and efficiently as circumstances reasonably allow.

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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.

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

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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.