What Is The Value of An Auto Accident Case? Here Are Our Results.
Ultimately, the success of an auto accident or personal injury lawsuit comes down to assigning blame, a process that requires tenacity and an intimate understanding of the civil court system. Below are the auto accident case results we have obtained on behalf of our clients.
Many of our clients have received substantial awards and settlements in our auto accident case results in the region of:
- $100,000 or more for claims involving severe injuries resulting in long-term pain, rehabilitation, and/or disability.
- $25,000–100,000 for claims involving injuries severe enough to warrant immediate and significant medical attention.
- $15,000–25,000 for claims involving injuries such as minor cuts and bruises that did not endanger the life of the individual.
Christy Thompson has litigated a number of accident cases totaling millions of dollars in value, much of that going to her clients through personal injury case settlements. Her largest cases involved pedestrian accidents, hit-and-run accidents, and a wrongful death resulting in a negligent homicide charge.
Auto Accident Case Result: Wrongful Death: $800,000
A 76-year-old grandfather, husband, and father was killed driving back home after buying groceries in Mesa, AZ. The at-fault driver, also 76 years old, had taken Ambien before driving and was charged with negligent homicide. The Thompson Law Firm represented his surviving family members—his wife, sons, and daughters—in the civil matter and assisted them throughout criminal proceedings.
Auto Accident Case Result: Pedestrian Accident: $325,000
The client, a 70-year-old retiree, was on his morning walk when he was hit in a crosswalk in Chandler, AZ. He was care flighted to the hospital where he remained for 11 days. He suffered a broken leg and fractured arm. The driver for the landscaping company initially claimed he was jaywalking, and the Chandler police did not cite the driver. Thompson Law firm proved the driver was at fault for failing to stop, and the insurance company agreed to pay all medical bills and for future care.
Pedestrian Accident: $350,000
The client was walking to her mailbox in Gilbert, AZ when her neighbor turned a corner and hit her. She suffered second-degree burns, a fractured hand, and numerous skin lacerations around her neck. Her face was permanently scarred. The Thompson Law Firm made both the at-fault driver and the client’s own auto insurance pay their full policies.
Hit-and-Run Accident: $100,000
A 38-year-old accountant, mother, and wife was traveling on the US 60 in Tempe, AZ when a driver came off the onramp and pushed her vehicle into oncoming traffic. Although the vehicle didn’t make any contact with her car, its erratic driving forced her into the median and ultimately into oncoming traffic. Through Thompson Law Firm’s investigative work, we were able to prove the phantom driver existed and collected on all available auto policies for our client.
Bicycle Accident: $85,000
The client was riding his bicycle to the end of his street when oncoming traffic turned into him and threw him over the windshield of the car. The Thompson Law Firm pursued this case to the fullest, getting a fair settlement for our client.
Trucking Accident: $312,000
The client was hit while driving along the 202 in Gilbert, AZ. She was rear-ended at a high rate of speed by a tractor trailer that was driving without brakes. The accident resulted in a seven-car pile-up on the freeway. The case was settled when both parties attended a mediation after a suit was filed.
Car Accident: $212,500
A 67-year-old woman was stopped at stop sign in Sun Lakes, AZ when she was rear-ended. Her vehicle showed very little sign of damage. Only her trailer hitch had been hit. After a month of conservative treatment of her neck injury, she went into surgery for a neck fusion. We proved in litigation that the minor impact caused the need for a the neck surgery. The case settled in mediation after a suit was filed.
Wrongful Death: $215,000
In Chandler, AZ, the client was killed by a driver who was on prescription drugs at the time. Her husband and two minor daughters hired the Thompson Law Firm to represent them in their wrongful death suit. We assisted the family in both civil and criminal aspects of the case.
Minor Injured in Auto Accident: $112,000
The client was driving with her mother when they were both injured in an accident. The client suffered soft-tissue injuries, and her mother passed away. The Thompson Law Firm helped the client’s family with the civil and criminal sides of the case.
Bicycle Accident: $100,000
While on a bicycle in Casa Grande, AZ, the client was side-swiped by a vehicle passing her. She was taken by an ambulance to the Chandler Regional Medical Facility. After treatment for her injuries, she was found to have a broken leg and permanent nerve damage. The Thompson Law Firm obtained all available insurance policies and negotiated with them to pay their entire policies.
Understanding and Establishing Your Auto Accident Case
When a personal injury lawsuit is brought against a negligent party with the objective of seeking compensation, a plaintiff must be able to show damages or that a breach of duty occurred.
The recovery process begins with hiring an experienced auto accident or injury attorney to go over the details of the case. The plaintiff’s legal representation must then prove that a breach of duty took place and that this resulted in the plaintiff coming to physical or emotional harm.
Recovering Compensation in Injury Lawsuits
After establishing liability, the civil court system will aim to reconstruct the outcome of the events had the accident not occurred. Damages including financial loss in addition to pain and suffering (and occasionally punitive damages) are then calculated in relation to the following:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages or loss of consortium
- Emotional/physical pain and suffering
- Disability and disfigurement
- Additional costs resulting from the injury
If you believe you have suffered from any of the aforementioned effects as a result of an accident involving injury, do not hesitate to contact us at our law offices in historic downtown Chandler.
What Our Clients Are Saying About Us
Over the years, we’ve built an impressive track record concerning favorable awards and settlements. In many cases, our clients often receive awards in excess of their expectations, even when the matter is settled out of court.
With this in mind, we invite you to explore our website and read through our client testimonials to find out why the Thompson Law Firm is Arizona’s premier accident and injury law firm.