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.
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.
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.