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Breaking Down the “Welcome Letter”

You just signed up with a law firm to represent you in your personal injury case. One of the first things the firm does is send you a “Welcome Letter”. While this may just seem like an ordinary correspondence, please DO NOT IGNORE! There is highly important information listed in this letter.

One of the first paragraphs should tell you the following:


You signed up with a firm for a reason. Let the firm work for you. They are the experts and they do not want you to harm the value of your case. In a nutshell, it is best to leave it to the professionals representing you.

The Welcome Letter should also have a paragraph explaining property damage: “If your vehicle was damaged in this accident, and you have any concerns regarding property damage claims, please speak with my assistant. If your vehicle is in storage, you must take steps to get your vehicle to a free storage area. If you are in a rental, be advised you have a duty to keep your rental expenses to a minimum.” This seems to be a major problem for some clients. There are times that liability has not been accepted and the client leaves their vehicle in storage for weeks, and sometimes even months at a time. Before you know it, their vehicle is set to be auctioned off. Do not let this happen to you!

There should also be a paragraph in the Welcome Letter telling you to follow your doctor’s advice: “Only by following your doctor’s advice can you hope to hasten your recovery. You should advise your doctor of all medical complaints, including minor ones, so your medical condition can be properly documented and evaluated.” Remember, the ONLY way to recover from a personal injury claim is through your medical bills and records. You do not get money from an insurance company simply because you were involved in an accident.

Here in South Texas, it is important to have an attorney represent you that you know and trust. Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. has been around for decades serving the residents of Corpus Christi all the way down to the greater Rio Grande Valley. We have attorneys on standby 24/7 to answer any of your legal needs. As always, our phone and in-person consultations are FREE. If we cannot help you, we will be sure to help you find someone who can. If you or a loved one have any questions please be sure to call the office at 361-882-4357 or drop by our Corpus Christi location at 1201 Third Street. Here at Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. we are always putting YOU first!