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Paul Thomson, of The Thomson Law Firm PLLC, is able to bring his unique experience as a former insurance company adjuster, coupled with over 15 years of experience representing injured persons. After leaving a major insurance company as a senior claims representative, Paul attended and graduated with honors from law school, and was a member of the prestigious law review. Paul does not represent insurance companies or corporations, and he is dedicated solely to the representation of the injured victim or their family. For the last 14 years, Paul has dedicated his practice to only representing those persons, or the families of persons throughout Virginia and west Virginia, who have received catastrophic or life ending injuries arising from automobile, motorcycle, and tractor trailer accidents, workplace accidents, defective and unsafe products, nursing home and assisted living facility abuse, medical negligence or malpractice, sexual molestation and dangerous premises or property. Paul has handled such diverse cases as serious injuries or deaths caused by defective and dangerous cribs, defective and dangerous stoves, defective and dangerous blow torches, dangerous and defective hose clamps, dangerous and defective automobiles, including roof crush and defective airbags, dangerous and defective motorcycles, dangerous and defective bulldozers, dangerous and defective towing equipment, dangerous and defective tire repair patch kits, defective skid steer loaders, defective medical devices or implants, defective elevators, trucking and car accidents, bad surgeries, poor care or supervision at nursing homes, assisted living facilities and daycares, with injuries ranging from paralysis, blindness, severe burns, and brain injury to death. Paul is licensed in Virginia and west Virginia, and has successfully tried cases in both states. A significant number of his cases are referred from lawyers all over Virginia, and many other states, so referrals or requests for association from other attorneys are welcomed.


Paul Thomson is a personal injury attorney in Roanoke, Virginia who helps victims and their families work through the issues that a serious injury or wrongful death brings.


I do asset protection and estate planning. My work is in trusts, wills, limited liability companies, family limited partnerships, etc. - anything involving your money or your business. Example: For everyone who thinks he might have a problem in the future paying bills, regardless of how unlikely, now is the time to prepare. Always know your options. What can my creditor do, legally? What can my creditor not do, legally? If you know what your creditor can/can not do, legally, you now know what must be protected - I'll show you how to protect your financial interest and your family from financial loss and harassment. J.M. Anderson, BS (Finance), Ms (Business), JD(Doctor of Laws), Attorney at Law. Questions are free, use them.

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What is a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer fights on your behalf if you’ve been injured physically, psychologically, economically or in reputation. This injury may be the result of neglect or malicious intent of another person, or it could be at the hands of a business, government or other entity. Personal injury lawyers specialize in tort law, which is the law of civil wrongs like car accidents, company wrongdoing, unlawful imprisonment and more.

To become qualified to be a personal injury lawyer in the United States, a person must earn a bachelor’s degree, followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from a law school. Most states then require the person to pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. Unlike many attorneys who require a retainer, personal injury lawyers often work on contingency fees. This means that in lieu of payment upfront, they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the settlement in case of a win.

What should you look for in a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer will advocate for your legal rights if you’ve been hurt in an accident at work or in daily life, have suffered from medical malpractice, or are struggling to have your insurance carrier cover your needs. It may be helpful to talk with two or three lawyers before selecting one. When looking for a personal injury lawyer, research their reviews and make sure former clients have had good experiences with them. Next, make sure the personal injury lawyer has experience and proven success winning cases similar to yours. Confirm that the lawyer is licensed to provide services in your state. When you find a qualified personal injury lawyer with whom you want to work, freely discuss payment and fees before any work begins. Most lawyers offer a free consultation to learn what your case is about and explain their rates. Personal injury attorneys typically receive a percentage of your settlement (called a contingency fee), so they are paid after the trial or case is complete. Keep in mind that some attorneys have fees that you must pay even if you don’t win your trial. It’s important to understand these details before work begins so you don’t have any unhappy surprises later. Lastly, it’s wise to choose a personal injury lawyer that you have confidence in and with whom you can communicate openly and honestly.

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