Your Legal Advocate After An Auto Accident

Whenever we get behind the wheel, each of us is responsible for driving cautiously and avoiding unduly dangerous behaviors. Some accidents are inevitable and unforeseeable, but most are caused by drivers who choose to drive in a reckless or negligent manner. If you have been injured by one of these drivers, you have the right to pursue compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.

Our firm's attorney, James J. Thompson, has been practicing law in Butte County for nearly 45 years. Throughout his career, he has advocated for the rights and futures of victims of nearly all types of motor vehicle accidents, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Accidents involving vehicles associated with long-term care, such as shuttles and ambulances
  • Bus and light rail accidents
  • Commercial vehicle crashes
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicyclist accidents
  • Wrongful death cases

For crashes that result in catastrophic injuries or death, insurance claims are usually not adequate to cover losses, costs and future expenses. Our firm will work with you to hold the at-fault party responsible and seek appropriate compensation for you and your loved ones.

Preparing For Success Through Investigation And Preparation

We take nothing for granted when it comes to your success. Our preparation includes:

Obtaining police reports: If you don't already have a copy of the police report, we will help you obtain one.

Accident scene work: There are times in which we hire accident reconstruction experts to help fill in the details of an accident. Attorney Thompson may also personally visit the scene of the crash to gather additional information.

Utilizing local geographic knowledge: Chico is a small community, and we understand what can contribute to accidents in each area. For instance, many accidents happen on county roads and highways, often because people aren't paying attention to stop signs and traffic.

Finding additional resources: For some victims, regular medical care may be enough to facilitate recovery. But in cases of spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and other life-altering conditions, we often connect clients with life care planners to project long-range expenses for ongoing medical care, accommodations and personal care assistance.

Injured In A Car Accident? Talk To A Lawyer For Free.

The law firm of James J. Thompson is based in Chico, California, and we serve clients throughout Butte County and surrounding areas. Our firm is pleased to offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients, and you pay no legal fees unless we help you recover money. To learn more, call us at 530-342-0886, or fill out our online contact form.