Injured in An Accident
Just Got Injured in An Accident, Should I Hire an Injury Lawyer?

February 13th, 2023

Have you been injured in an accident and need help? I just got involved in an accident. Should I hire an injury lawyer or wing the whole process alone? This is one of the common questions that linger in most people’s minds when they are involved in an accident. Many individuals do not realize that […]

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What if I Can’t Afford a Lawyer for a Personal Injury Case

February 2nd, 2023

What If I Can’t Afford a Lawyer For a Personal Injury Case? After an accident, you could be dealing with a mix of many disheartening stressors, including damaged property, mounting medical bills, and lost wages. On top of everything else, you might feel hopeless thinking about how you will be able to afford a personal […]

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Diminished Value Claims in Texas

January 20th, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About Handling Diminished Value Claims in Texas In Texas, if you are involved in an accident that was not your fault and your car is damaged, you are entitled to a diminished value claim. A diminished value claim is based on the fact that your car’s value has decreased due […]

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Drunk Driving
Drunk Driving Statistics

January 10th, 2023

Drunk Driving Statistics in the United States Drinking and driving are two things that U.S. citizens love and cannot live without. Alcohol is part and parcel of our lives. We use it to celebrate any meaningful event, whether a joyful ceremony or an unfortunate occurrence. Most people use it to drown their sorrows and relieve […]

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Car Accident
Texas Car Accident Statistics

October 13th, 2022

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2021: 1 car accident occurred every 57 seconds, 1 person was injured every 2 minutes and 12 seconds, and 1 person was killed every 1 hour and 57 minutes. Texas is among the top five states with the highest number of car accidents. Texas car accident statistics […]

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What to Do After a Car Accident

July 18th, 2022

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were over 6.7 million vehicle accidents in the United States in a recent year. Of those crashes, nearly two million resulted in injury or death. That means almost 5,550 injury-causing accidents occurred each day in the US. No one likes to think about the risk […]

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Personal Injury Claims Process

July 18th, 2022

Suppose you or a loved one have been injured by some else’s negligence in an accident like a motor vehicle crash, workplace accident, or slip and fall. You might decide to pursue a personal injury claim to obtain compensation for your losses. Filing a personal injury claim can be intimidating and confusing, especially if this […]

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The No-Nonsense Guide To Texas Bicycle Laws

May 23rd, 2022

Texas A&M has fairly comprehensive summary of Texas bicycle laws, but we’ve noticed people’s eyes tend to glaze over when they read exhaustive lists of rules. So,  let’s just talk about the most important Texas bicycle laws in a way that will be easier to remember. If You’re In A Car or Truck: Treat Cyclists […]

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American Family Insurance Claim Lawyer

April 4th, 2022

American Family Insurance certainly sounds like a company you can trust. Its name alone seems wholesome, reliable, and familiar. Sometimes known as AmFam, American Family Insurance offers car insurance and other types of coverage. But when they are not being fair with their personal injury claim settlement offers, you will need the help of an […]

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Nationwide Insurance Claim Lawyer

March 24th, 2022

Sustaining an injury, car damage, or other property damage in a car accident when it is a third party’s fault makes you eligible for an auto insurance claim. However, if you get in an accident that was not your fault and have coverage with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, you might end up struggling to get […]

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Liberty Mutual Insurance Claim Lawyer

March 22nd, 2022

Do I Need a Liberty Mutual Insurance Claim Lawyer? Insurance companies employ claims adjusters to ensure that they do not overpay when settling claims. This can pose problems for those involved in a car accident. In 2018 alone, residents of Texas were involved in 12,220 car crashes that resulted in serious injury. It is often […]

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Do I Need a Lawyer for Farmers Insurance Claims?

February 18th, 2022

Do I Need a Lawyer For Farmers Insurance Claims? There’s no denying–Farmers Insurance has some pretty entertaining commercials. With well-known actor JK Simmons front-and-center, their advertisements have inspired more than a few chuckles over the years. Unfortunately, clever marketing and catchy slogans don’t count for much when you’re injured in an auto accident. The truth […]

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Secrets of State Farm Insurance

February 2nd, 2022

State Farm commercials are pleasant and quirky, but you can’t believe everything you see on TV. If you were in an auto accident and dealing with State Farm, it’s important to remember that business is the bottom line. You are more of an obstacle than a concern to an insurance adjuster, and minimizing (or denying) […]

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Do I Need a Lawyer for USAA Insurance Claims?

January 25th, 2022

United Services Automobile Association (USAA) is a widely recognized insurance company known for insuring military members and their families. Based in San Antonio, Texas, USAA seems like it would be the kind of company you could count on when the unexpected strikes. Despite supporting and serving our men and women in uniform, USAA has some […]

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Thompson Law Safeguards Office with Extensive Air Quality Upgrades

January 17th, 2022

With their Dallas law firm occupying one-and-a-half floors of prime commercial real estate, Thompson Law was looking for an effective, quiet air purification solution to maintain a healthy, safe, and welcoming workspace for its employees and clients. ISO-Aire models feature a convenient portable, floor-set design to be the ultimate quiet purifier choice for office locations. “I began […]

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Insurance Claim
Do I Need a Lawyer for Progressive Claims?

January 14th, 2022

Do I Need a Lawyer for Progressive Claims? If you have a radio or television, you’ve probably heard of Progressive Insurance. Whimsical commercials and memorable spokeswoman aside, Progressive is as ruthless as any other insurance company when it comes to protecting their profits. That means denying, delaying, and minimizing claim payouts whenever possible.  If you […]

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Do I Need a Lawyer for Fred Loya Insurance Claims?

January 3rd, 2022

Fred Loya Insurance, also known as the Loya Insurance Group, is a popular “high-risk” insurance provider. This means Fred Loya Insurance covers high-risk drivers–even drivers considered uninsurable by other companies. Fred Loya Insurance claims are much harder to pursue due to these types of drivers they insure. What Types of High-Risk Drivers Does Fred Loya […]

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Do I Need a Lawyer for State Farm Claims?

December 22nd, 2021

Do I Need a Lawyer to Handle State Farm Insurance Claims? State Farm is one of the country’s largest and most recognizable insurance agencies. Without giving it much thought, you probably know their slogan by heart, “And like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.” While that’s a nice sentiment, dealing with State Farm after […]

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Winter Car Safety Checklist

December 12th, 2021

If 2021 taught Texans anything about winter weather, it’s that many of us were woefully unprepared without a winter car safety checklist. Sadly, the snowstorm that hit in the early months created chaos across the state. The 2021 Texas winter storm resulted in: At least 210 deaths: hypothermia, car wrecks, carbon monoxide poisoning, and more […]

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5 ways lawyers can help after a car accident
5 Ways Lawyers Can Help After a Car Accident

November 1st, 2021

The days and weeks after an auto accident can be hectic and overwhelming. An auto accident lawyer is a necessary advocate for many victims as they deal with physical pain, medical bills, and rising stress levels. You might be too injured to return to work and wondering if hiring a lawyer is worth it, but […]

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When to Lawyer Up After a Car Accident

September 11th, 2021

Have you been injured and are not sure when to lawyer up after a car accident? Not every automobile crash results in a lawsuit. If you were in a minor fender bender with no injuries and no vehicle damage, you might not need legal help. But if your auto accident results in injuries, lost wages, […]

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Dealing With an Insurance Adjuster: What NOT to Say

September 8th, 2021

If you were in a Texas auto accident, you might find yourself dealing with an insurance adjuster at some point. The best course of action is to let a personal injury attorney guide you through any and all correspondence. That’s because many things can go wrong during a discussion with the adjuster. Every year, auto […]

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A Guide On How Can an Attorney Help You With Your Car Accident
How Can an Attorney Help You With Your Car Accident?

September 2nd, 2021

Finding the right lawyer is essential to your personal injury claim. If you or a loved one were injured due to someone else’s negligence, an auto accident attorney can help you get fair compensation for your damages. While some people assume they can file their own claim, personal injury law is complex. It is important […]

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Who Pays for Medical Bills After a Truck Accident?

September 2nd, 2021

Several different parties might pay for your medical bills after a truck accident. Your PIP or Med-Pay coverage, the other driver’s insurance, your medical insurance plan, or the state or local government are all possibilities. As we pursue a successful outcome for your personal injury lawsuit, the team at Thompson Law can help you understand […]

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Hot Car Safety: 5 Startling Statistics

July 26th, 2021

Hot car safety is a big concern in Texas. Although a hot car death can occur anywhere, Texas has the highest number of Pediatric Vehicular Heat Strokes in the US. Every year, fatalities occur when children are left in cars either intentionally or by accident. But with awareness and education, child hot car deaths are […]

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Can You Leave Kids in the Car Alone: Staying Safe

July 19th, 2021

The laws about leaving kids unsupervised are unique in every state. Many people wonder about the legal age to leave kids in the car or at home. When it comes to leaving your child unsupervised at home,  you have the authority and the freedom to decide if your child is ready to fly solo. But […]

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Car Accident Medical Bills
Debt Collection in a Personal Injury Case: What You Need to Know

July 12th, 2021

Getting hurt in a car wreck can lead to unexpected medical bills and other expenses that can seem impossible to pay back. Medical providers often threaten to send their bills to debt collection in the event of non-payment. A car wreck is a traumatic event and the last thing you need is to worry about […]

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How to Determine the Value of Your Slip and Fall Settlement in Texas

June 28th, 2021

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, “Falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). Slips and falls account for over 1 million visits, or 12% of total falls.” When you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you need experienced slip and fall accident […]

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Car Wreck Lawyer
When To Get A Car Wreck Lawyer

June 25th, 2021

Following a car accident, you may be asking yourself, “When do I need a car wreck lawyer?” The answer: It is always worth contacting a car accident attorney. Start by calling Thompson Law for a free consultation. Our experienced staff will fight hard to get you the best settlement for your case. The best part? […]

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What to Do If You Were Involved in a Car Accident on Memorial Day 2021

June 1st, 2021

Memorial Day 2021 is the start of the summer and people always like to celebrate with BBQs and sometimes a few too many libations. As the world begins to get back to normal and people are vaccinated, they will undoubtedly be partying harder than normal this year. Thus, we are providing some Memorial Day 2021 […]

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Dallas Car Accident Statistics 2020
Dallas Car Accident Statistics 2020

May 28th, 2021

In 2018, there was a reportable crash every 58 seconds in Texas. But in 2020, people spent more time than ever around the house. So car crashes and fatalities decreased, right? Unfortunately, the answer is no, read on for details on Dallas car accident statistics in 2020 and beyond. In 2020, fewer people on the […]

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Everything You Need to Know about The Texas Seat Belt Law

May 24th, 2021

The Texas Motor Vehicle Authority ensures that vehicles registered in the state undergo an annual inspection, and among the many things in the inspection checklist are seat belts. Every year the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has a “Click It or Ticket” Campaign, and November 2020 marked its 18th anniversary of encouraging compliance with Texas […]

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Car Accident Medical Bills
What to Expect with Car Accident Medical Bills

April 9th, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates motor vehicle crashes in Texas led to car accident medical bills of about $43 million in 2018. While getting medical assistance should be your top priority after a car crash, paying for the injuries can turn out to be a tricky issue. Some accident victims might not […]

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In Total, How Much Does a Car Accident Cost?

April 1st, 2021

The Houston Chronicle, a leading Texas newspaper, reports that car crashes in the state cost a whopping $38.4 billion in 2017, representing an 86% increase from 2007. These statistics factor in a year’s lost wages in addition to other car accident costs. Given these cost implications, you deserve to be compensated if you believe the other […]

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PIP In Texas
PIP in Texas 2021 – A Comprehensive Personal Injury Protection Guide

April 1st, 2021

If a car accident has left you with injuries, medical treatment will be the most vital element of your recovery. Your doctor may offer emergency treatment procedures, inpatient care, surgeries, or therapy. While you don’t want to imagine how much you’ll pay, the costs are unavoidable because you must heal. That’s why you need PIP […]

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Can I File a Lawsuit If the at Fault Driver Has Basic Liability Insurance?

March 25th, 2021

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are about 6 million automobile crashes reported by police every year in the US. In the state of Texas, not a single day passes by without a road crash. Subsequently, data from the Texas Department of Transportation show there were 14,282 crashes on Texas roads in 2017, resulting in […]

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DWI in Texas
Texas Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers

March 23rd, 2021

In Texas, the acronyms DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated) refer to an individual operating a vehicle in public while under the influence of a mind-altering substance.  Statistically, about 14% of Texans admit to driving under the influence of alcohol, oblivious of the fatal car accident injuries and damages they might inflict on others. […]

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What Happens If You’re in a Car Accident with an Uninsured Motorist?

March 18th, 2021

A 2015 study published by the Insurance Information Institute revealed that about 14% of Texas motorists were uninsured. It can be a complex case if you get into a car accident where an uninsured motorist is involved. It gets worse if the driver cannot afford to pay for all the expenses. You may have to seek […]

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Statute of Limitations
What is the Statute of Limitations in Texas for Personal Injury Claims?

March 16th, 2021

A study by the Texas Department of Workers Compensation reveals Texas employers recorded over 178,600 non-fatal workplace injuries in 2020. Additionally, the Texas Department of Transportation recorded 105,740 possible injury crashes in 2020, with 166,628 possible injury victims and 3,288 fatal crashes. If you had an accident and are considering filing a personal injury claim […]

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How a Police Report Can Determine Fault and Liability in A Car Accident

March 10th, 2021

In its latest report, the Texas Department of Transportation reported 12,186 car crashes in 2018, with 14,937 people obtaining serious injuries. Given these alarming statistics, it is essential to understand fault and liability in an accident to facilitate fair compensation for those involved. After an accident, it is best to remain on the scene until the police arrive, especially […]

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Texas Winter Storm
Texas Winter Storm Damage

March 10th, 2021

Winter storms can be absolutely devastating to our state, as we recently witnessed Winter Storm Uri leave nearly 4.3 million Texans without power, 15 million without water, food shortages across the state, and more than 80 people dead. This winter storm damage could be the costliest disaster in state history, exceeding the $125 billion in […]

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Unlicensed Driver
What Happens to an Unlicensed Driver in a Car Accident?

March 2nd, 2021

Driving a vehicle without a license is not only unlawful but has also been reported to increase the risk of car crash injury compared to those holding a driving license. In fact, according to a 2012 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 26 percent of the drivers involved in fatal car crashes in […]

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Our Results
How Long Can Someone Wait Before Suing in Texas?

February 23rd, 2021

Accidents happen every day. However, when these accidents result in devastating injuries and life-long debilitating pain because of another person’s wrongful actions, the situation can often become unbearable. Additionally, oftentimes, the amount of time you have to file a legal claim to collect compensation for these injuries is limited. Learn more about suing in Texas […]

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5 Reasons Why Having a Personal Injury Lawyer is Important

February 15th, 2021

People involved in accidents regularly question why having a personal injury lawyer is important. Accidents tend to occur when we least expect them. They also tend to unfold in the places where we feel relatively safe. From the roads we travel on daily, to the workplace, and even our doctor’s office, it seems that there […]

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Geico Claims
6 Tips for Handling Geico Claims After a Car Accident

February 6th, 2021

GEICO became the 2nd largest US auto insurer in 2015. With approximately 40,000 employees and 18,000 independent agents, GEICO has a deep network of human resources dedicated to processing car accident claims. While the GEICO website states that they make the claim filing process “fast and easy,” it is important to remember you may feel frightened, […]

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What Age Is It Safe for Kids on a Motorcycle?

February 4th, 2021

Riding a motorcycle can be fun, exciting, and exhilarating. As a bonus, it can save time and money. The downside of motorcycle riding is the high risk of sustaining serious injuries in case of an accident, much more so with kids on a motorcycle. Motorcyclists account for 14% of all traffic fatalities. The safety concern […]

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Hidden Injuries
5 Hidden Injuries to Watch Out for After a Car Accident

January 28th, 2021

The stats on auto accidents are frightening. Did you know that a staggering 20-50 million people suffer non-fatal injuries annually, often resulting in long-term disabilities? Some injuries are usually apparent after the accident, such as broken bones, cuts, bruises, and facial scars. However, hidden injuries are never noticeable at a glance, but that doesn’t mean they’re non-existent. […]

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Dog Bite Injury: Which Breed Has The Most Aggressive Bite?

January 18th, 2021

Did you know that approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States every year? And that more than 800,000 of those suffering a dog bite injury require medical attention? Despite being man’s best friend, sometimes dogs can turn into man’s worst nightmare, especially when agitated. Children are common victims of dog attacks, with lip, […]

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What Is The Good Samaritan Law?

January 15th, 2021

Picture this: you’re at a roadside café enjoying your coffee when suddenly, a car runs the red light in front of the building, hits a person in the pedestrian walk, then speeds off. Coffee was forgotten, you jump to your feet and sprint to the scene to offer aid. This reaction seems like the obvious thing to do, despite the […]

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Pursuing Workers’ Compensation After a Ladder or Scaffolding Accident

January 12th, 2021

Workers, especially those in the construction industry, are always at great risk of a ladder or a scaffolding accident. Sadly, these incidents often cause grave injuries such as muscle damages, broken bones, herniated disks, head trauma, etc. And in worst-case scenarios, workplace accidents can lead to a loss of life. Besides leaving you in excruciating […]

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How To File an Injury Claim If You Got Hit in a Police Pursuit

January 7th, 2021

High-speed police pursuit chases have become a normal part of everyday life in urban American society. Police pursuits of dangerous criminals are on the news every day. While the police chase down criminals, it is not uncommon for innocent bystanders and road users to get injured or killed in the process. If you have been […]

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Transportation Companies
Why Do Small Trucking and Transportation Companies Fail?

December 22nd, 2020

From the largest 18-wheeler commercial delivery operations to the most niche owner-operator transport business, the trucking and transportation industry is changing and facing greater challenges all the time. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic difficulties of 2020, the trucking industry was suffering a particularly difficult financial period. Transportation companies failed (i.e., went bankrupt or closed) in 2019 at three times […]

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The Essential Guide to PIP vs Med Pay

December 16th, 2020

As a top personal injury law firm, we’re no stranger to the complexities of auto insurance and the stress that can come from selecting coverage for the greatest safety and preparedness. We’ve talked in the past about types of auto coverages, dealing with defendants’ insurance companies, and even exposed some of the worst practices, but a deeper dive into coverage specifics deserves discussion. Today, we’re […]

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Dangerous Seasonal Jobs
What Are the Most Dangerous Seasonal Jobs in Dallas?

December 16th, 2020

It’s no surprise that dangerous seasonal jobs continue to draw more new workers each year. Dangerous work can be incredibly important to keep our communities running, which makes these jobs meaningful and, in some cases, very lucrative. The darker side of dangerous job turnover, however, can be credited to the fact that an unsettling number of workers each […]

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Ryan Thompson has been named to TopVerdict's Top 20 Settlement List
Ryan L. Thompson of Thompson Law Makes TopVerdict’s Top 20 Settlements List

November 23rd, 2020

Thompson Law is proud to announce that our firm has been awarded a ranking on the TopVerdicts list of Top 20 Settlements in Texas in 2018! TopVerdict is an institution that annually ranks and recognizes U.S. Law Firms and attorneys who have obtained one of the highest jury verdicts, settlements, or court awards generally and […]

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Workers' compensation
Are Workers’ Compensation Settlements Taxable in Texas?

November 20th, 2020

After an accident at work, there are plenty of stresses to deal with. Lost working time, concern over lost wages, doctor appointments, and simply taking care of life while injured are all challenges. The last issues that you want to deal with at times like these are detailed paperwork and the claim process red tape. […]

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How Do I Know if I Need a TBI Attorney?

November 13th, 2020

When was the last time you heard someone plan in advance to hire a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) attorney? Never? We understand. Planning for unexpected and traumatic events is never fun, and often is pushed to the bottom of the priority list. Unfortunately, TBI is not is as uncommon as you may think, so it […]

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Super Lawyers
Ryan L. Thompson Makes the 2020 Super Lawyers List Again

November 10th, 2020

Thompson Law is excited to announce Super Lawyers has once again selected Thompson Law’s Managing Partner Ryan L. Thompson for its prestigious Texas Super Lawyers distinction. An important part of finding a great personal injury attorney is ensuring that they have earned peer recognition and honors. To confirm these honors, look no further than the […]

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Thompson Law Makes The National Trial Lawyers A-List in 2020

October 30th, 2020

The National Trial Lawyers has once again selected Thompson Law for their 2020 A-List . This list is made up of the 100 most influential law firms advertising nationally in the United States. Each year, the National Trial Lawyers’ A-List organization analyzes and ranks prestigious law firms based on data provided by Nielsen Media Research. […]

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What Are the Best Ways to Avoid an Accident?

October 30th, 2020

2020 has been a year no one could have predicted, and if you’re anything like us, you’re very much looking forward to a fresh start in 2021. On that note, we’re working to set the stage for a great next year. It’s been twenty years since Texas has had a death-free day on our roads. […]

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Thompson Law Makes The National Trial Lawyers A-List in 2020

October 30th, 2020

The National Trial Lawyers has once again selected Thompson Law for their 2020 A-List. This list is made up of the 100 most influential law firms advertising nationally in the United States. Each year, the National Trial Lawyers’ A-List organization analyzes and ranks prestigious law firms based on data provided by Nielsen Media Research. If you’re wondering who the best personal injury lawyer in […]

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How Do I Find a Professional Lyft Accident Attorney?

October 29th, 2020

It is possible to find a Lyft accident attorney with just a quick online search of personal injury attorneys in your area, however finding a great, professional Lyft accident attorney may prove more difficult. We have put together our guide to finding the best rideshare attorney for you, and some critical information to consider after […]

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Different Types of Auto Insurance

October 26th, 2020

As insurance claim attorneys, we get asked a lot of questions about the ins and outs of auto insurance policies and coverages, and we completely understand why. Auto policies can be confusing, and insurance providers can be deliberately vague in order to upsell you a more expensive package or to skirt responsibility after an accident […]

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Are Lighter Weight Cars or Heavier Cars Safer in a Crash?

October 16th, 2020

Everyone would like to know when purchasing a new vehicle, are lighter-weight cars or heavier cars safer in a crash? The simplest answer is that heavier cars are safer in a crash than lighter cars. The more complete answer is that there are some factors that can affect this baseline. Typically, older model cars can […]

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The Truth About Attorney Referral Services

October 13th, 2020

Sadly, for some people, the worst part of an accident is not the harrowing experience itself, but the pain, frustration, and loss that comes after. The severe implications to a person’s body, mind, and financial well-being after an accident should not be underestimated. When you add to these challenges the stress of a fraught legal […]

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Home Alone
What Age Can Children Stay Home Alone?

September 25th, 2020

Now more than ever, modern parents find themselves wondering whether it is okay to leave children home alone. Many parents across the state and nation have found themselves in the position of being called back to work before their children are called back to school. Other parents simply need a mental health break apart from […]

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Personal Injury Claims
How Long Do Personal Injury Claims Take?

September 21st, 2020

The first question that many new clients ask when they are beginning the process of hiring a Personal Injury Claims lawyer is, “how long is my personal injury case going to take?” The length of your personal injury claim will depend on your unique accident and the factors involved. These factors include the details of […]

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Does Tesla Autopilot Cause Crashes?

September 10th, 2020

This past week, another story emerged of a Tesla autopilot failure. A North Carolina doctor’s Model S sedan catastrophically failed when it drove directly into not one, but two police vehicles. The Tesla collided with a police-issue Dodge Charger that was stopped to assist a highway patrol trooper, pushing the Charger into the patrol car, […]

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How Do I Get a Police Report in Texas?

September 9th, 2020

If you’ve found your way to this page, we feel for you. Finding yourself in a position where you’re seeking a police report, means that you or someone you love has recently experienced some misfortune and frustration. Police Reports, also referred to as Accident Reports or Crash Reports, are one of the most valuable documents […]

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Accident Claim
What Factors Can Affect My Accident Claim?

September 2nd, 2020

The fact that there are massive industries devoted to health insurance, auto insurance, and property insurance is a great indicator of the complexity that insurance claims entail. Most people don’t plan to seek a personal injury lawyer, but once the frustrations of filing claims, facing denials, and endless negotiations are considered, it makes a lot […]

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Why Do Insurance Companies Deny Claims?

August 27th, 2020

The health insurance industry rocketed toward nearly a trillion dollars in revenue in 2019, with over $35 billion in profit. While some are describing this as the “golden age” of insurance, the reality is not so golden because these astounding numbers come at the expense of consumers. Individuals are paying higher premiums and receiving lower […]

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Do I Have to Sign a Confidentiality Clause with My Lyft Settlement?

August 17th, 2020

In the 11 years since Uber’s, and 8 years since Lyft’s, arrival on the scene, there have been consistent increases in user numbers, driver numbers, and revenues for these rideshare services. In tandem with the growth these companies have experienced, there has also come an increase in accidents and accident-related complications for these commercial vehicle […]

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Traumatic Accident
Loss of Motion Segment Integrity from Traumatic Accident

August 11th, 2020

More and more people are aware of the concern around delayed onset injuries, and for good reason. A slight soreness in the immediate aftermath of an accident can easily be much more severe than we realize at the time. Shock and adrenaline are what the body uses to mask pain, and they provide an important ability for humans to persevere through […]

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How Do Truck Accident Claims Differ from Car Accident Claims?

July 23rd, 2020

Likely if you’ve arrived at this page, either you or someone you love has recently been involved in a truck accident. You may not know what to do and where to turn next. You may be feeling worried, uncertain, and unclear about the next steps, and about just how complex the claim may become. This […]

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Thompson Law Wins 13 of the Top 100 Settlements in Texas in 2019

July 17th, 2020

Recently, Thompson Law announced ranking on TopVerdict’s list of Top 50 Settlements in Texas in 2019! Not only did we make the list, we actually had 6 of the Top 50 Settlements in Texas in 2019. Now, the more comprehensive TopVerdicts list of the Top 100 Settlements in Texas has been released. Thompson Law has […]

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Are There Truck Accident Lawyers?

July 16th, 2020

Yes! There are many specializations within the practice of law, including lawyers who specialize in righting the wrongs that come from the injury and loss of truck accidents. There are particular challenges that come with truck accidents, so it is imperative that truck wreck victims select the right attorney. In this article we’ll share pertinent […]

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Driving and Traffic Accident Trends in 2020

July 1st, 2020

2020 has certainly been an extraordinary year. From pandemic to political upheaval, there have been many events that are changing our communities, our country, and our way of life. Driving, traffic trends, road habits, and daily patterns are no exception in this extraordinary time. Recent patterns in how we travel on our roads and highways […]

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Trial Lawyers & Litigators

June 16th, 2020

The legal field has a lot of specialized, and often confusing, terminology. To help shed a little light on a significant distinction in personal injury law practice, we’re talking specifically today about trial lawyers, litigators, and litigation. Thompson Law is unique in that as a full-service personal injury law firm, our team includes attorneys who […]

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Car Wreck Lawyer
When is the Best Time to Contact a Personal Injury Attorney?

May 22nd, 2020

Did you know that there is an expiration on your right to file a personal injury claim? In the state of Texas you have two (2) years before the statute of limitations runs out, and this timeline may be shortened depending on the specific circumstances of the event. For example, per the Texas Tort Claims […]

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Do I Need an Attorney to Handle My Truck Accident Case?

May 13th, 2020

There were over 500,000 large truck and bus crashes, 4,455 of which were fatal, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2019 report. Hundreds of thousands of lives each year are upended and forever changed by these devastating roadway events. Most people experience only three to four auto accidents in the course of their […]

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Transitions to Telehealth During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 8th, 2020

Remote healthcare has been around for a while but has become much more common during the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine period. Lots of patients are experimenting with receiving their routine and non-urgent healthcare through virtual appointments for the first time. And many providers actually discouraged or eliminated in-person appointments in favor of online consultations for these types of issues in order […]

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Introducing Lion Law Live with DJ lilD of 97.9 The Beat!

May 4th, 2020

Do you have personal injury questions and need answers? Are you too busy to do hours of research online that just result in conflicting answers? Do you have 15 minutes to spare for a fun and educational experience? If your answers to these questions are yes, we have a show for you! Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, […]

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When Will Covid-19 End
When Will COVID-19 End?

April 28th, 2020

After recent announcements from the White House and the Texas Governor’s office, many businesses are headed on the path to reopening. When Will Covid-19 End, the concerns on everyone’s mind are, “are we ready?” and “can we afford to wait?” This balance is at the center of discourse in our communities, our governments, and our […]

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7 Tips to Care for Your Car During Coronavirus Quarantine

April 23rd, 2020

The present moment is resulting in changes to the way we live, work, and take care of business. Routine tasks we used to take for granted, or perhaps considered a slight nuisance, now may range from highly difficult to impossible. One of the most pressing concerns for people during this pandemic is fear of making […]

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Ryan L. Thompson Receives Martindale-Hubbell Platinum Client Champion Award for 2020

April 17th, 2020

Thompson Law  is proud to announce that our firm’s Managing Attorney, Ryan L. Thompson, has received a Platinum Client Champion Award for 2020 from Martindale-Hubbell! This is the highest tier at which the prize is awarded, and recognition is conferred based on the quantity and quality of the exceptional client reviews that Thompson Law has received. […]

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Life Insurance Accessibility Has Not Changed During COVID-19 Crisis

April 14th, 2020

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about the call for car insurance companies to reduce premiums during COVID-19. Since that time, a handful of companies answered that call to action. Meanwhile, another sector of the insurance industry is operating with less confusion and delay during this unprecedented period. Term life insurance premiums, and the […]

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Coronavirus and Car Accidents: Facts and Fiction in the News

April 9th, 2020

In the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) climate, there is, unfortunately, a large amount of misinformation swirling around. Sadly, some of these incorrect or misleading information comes even from very high profile and high authority sources. This disarray is confusing and complicates the national discourse around our coronavirus-fighting strategies, not to mention fracturing our sense of unity […]

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Car Accident Numbers Plummet after Stay-at-Home Mandates Issued to Limit Coronavirus Spread

April 2nd, 2020

One effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic that may actually bring some good news is the fact that fewer cars and trucks on the road should result in fewer accidents. While financial concerns and difficult transitions in work and home life during shelter-in-place dominate our thoughts, can we accept a small comfort in lowered risk of auto accidents? Even with car accident numbers dropping, the results […]

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Trucking Safety Measures Suspended During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

March 31st, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has uprooted so many aspects of our lives at this point it’s difficult to think of anything that is unchanged. From minor inconveniences like changed shopping habits to major crises like mass layoffs, our communities, state, and nation are grappling with massive change and uncertainty. One of the most concerning impacts of the disruption is […]

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Car Insurance Rates & COVID-19
Will Car Insurance Rates Decrease During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic?

March 25th, 2020

As we continue to come to terms with the greater ramifications of this crisis on all parts of our society, there are increasing calls to government organizations and industries to provide relief and concessions to the public. Early on the morning of Wednesday, March 25th, the US Senate and Executive Administration finally came to terms on a relief […]

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Personal Injury Concerns During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

March 20th, 2020

It feels like the only topic of conversation in recent days has been the development and spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. While the constant stream of information, changes in recommendations, and climbing numbers can be overwhelming, it is extremely important to stay engaged and aware of these developments. While the fatality rate appears to be […]

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Oilfield Accident
Why San Antonio is a High Volume City for Oilfield Accidents

March 10th, 2020

The economy and culture of Texas have been shaped by the major oil booms our state has seen over the past century. From the “gusher age” spanning the first 40 or so years of the 1900’s to the 1970’s energy crisis, to the post 9/11 changes in global oil trade, Texas oil has played a […]

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Dallas Moves to Top of the List as Most Dangerous Driving City in Texas

March 5th, 2020

Welcome to Dallas In a study published late last month, Aceable completed its analysis of the 2018 data on driving in Texas. The results of the survey are surprising – while Dallas claims the unfortunate title of the most dangerous driving city, the neighboring suburb of Allen comes in as tied for the safest! Both Allen and The Woodlands (a suburb of Houston) boast an extraordinary zero fatality record for 2018. These two cities are stand-alone in reaching our state’s […]

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What’s the Main Cause for Most Semi Accidents?

February 28th, 2020

The United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regularly publishes a report known as “The Large Truck Crash Causation Study”. This report is designed to examine a representative sample of collisions from around the country, and study the important contributing factors to large truck crashes. In the study, “causation” is defined as factors, events, or contributors […]

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If My Dog Bites Someone Who Trespasses am I Liable?

February 26th, 2020

While dogs may be the winners of the internet and generally do humans a lot of good, there do happen to be occasions where man’s best friend can become man’s worst enemy. Animal attacks or dog bites are frightening and can result in pain, disease, injury and lasting damage. Thompson Law has meaningful experience in dog bite injury cases- just see our results for the story of our past […]

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7 Types of Common Oilfield Accidents and Injuries

February 19th, 2020

According to the CDC’s most recent confirmed figures, Oilfield Accidents fatality rate occurs at over one hundred and eight deaths per year, with an average workplace fatality rate of 25 out of one hundred thousand workers. The causes of injuries and fatalities at these job sites may be widely varied in nature, but what they […]

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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.