Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Brownsville, Texas
If you are seriously injured in a car accident or other type of accident in Brownsville or elsewhere in Cameron County, you should talk with a Brownsville personal injury lawyer to understand your legal options. The lawyers of Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. focus on seeking the maximum amount of compensation possible after an injury caused by negligence or wrongdoing. We are honored to use our legal skills to help injured people in Brownsville and throughout South Texas.
Brownsville is located in the lower Rio Grande Valley in South Texas across the border from Matamoros, Mexico. Brownsville’s economy relies on international trade with Mexico and its international port has become an economic engine for South Texas. As a result, Brownsville has a large amount of commercial traffic including tractor trailers and other vehicles transporting commercial goods.
Our law firm has extensive experience in personal injury law, having handled more than 20,000 cases. We have office locations in Brownsville, McAllen, Corpus Christi and San Antonio. Herrman & Herrman has Spanish-speaking and English-speaking staff so you can discuss your legal matter in the language that you feel most comfortable speaking.
How Will We Handle Your Case in Brownsville, TX?
Our attorneys represent families and individuals who have suffered harm as a result of someone else’s carelessness or disregard for safety in Brownsville or elsewhere in the Rio Grande Valley. We represent people who have been injured in car accidents caused by other drivers and slip and fall accidents caused by unsafe conditions on a property.
For example, if you or your loved one fell and sustained an injury while shopping at a store, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering. Commercial businesses have an obligation to keep their premises safe for visitors and to warn of any hazards. If a business failed to correct unsafe conditions, remove hazards or provide adequate warning of the condition, the business may be liable for your injuries. Let us review the specific facts of your accident free of charge and explain your legal options for seeking compensation.
Our Brownsville personal injury lawyers also represent people injured in burns and explosions and maritime accidents at or near the Port of Brownsville. Many cargo handling areas have multiple contractors working near each other. If another contractor’s negligence caused your injuries, you may have a right to seek compensation for your injuries.
Our law firm also investigates cases of nursing home neglect and abuse. You have a right to trust that your loved one will receive attentive care in a nursing home. Unfortunately, some nursing homes in Brownsville and in other South Texas communities are understaffed and nursing home residents are neglected or in some instances abused. A nursing home should be held accountable when a resident suffers neglect or abuse. Filing a lawsuit against a nursing home can prevent other nursing home residents from suffering similar harm. Our attorneys pursue claims on behalf of people who have been harmed by abuse in assisted living centers, nursing homes and elder care situations. We will work to get your loved one placed in a safer living situation.
Why You Can Trust Our Personal Injury Lawyers
Our attorneys and staff have deep roots in South Texas and are committed to serving its people. Gregory Herrman has built the law firm on a strong foundation of treating people of all walks with respect and personalized attention and advocating for the rights of those who have been injured and need help. Attorney Cary Toland heads up Herrman & Herrman’s Brownsville office.
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, which has a population of approximately 415,000. The area retains its Hispanic traditions.
Brownsville’s strategic location on the Gulf of Mexico has made it a base for multinational companies and maquiladora industries that take advantage of the free trade laws that allow operations in the United States and Mexico.
We have assembled the Herrman & Herrman Accident Investigative Team, which we send immediately to the scene of serious accidents to preserve important evidence so that it is not lost. Our investigators interview eyewitnesses and move to identify the potentially at-fault parties in an accident. Preserving evidence before it is lost is absolutely essential to building the strongest claim for compensation. You might not expect a lawyer to conduct an on-the-scene accident investigation. But our legal team is prepared to do what it takes to serve our clients most effectively.
If you or your family member has been seriously injured, we are sensitive to the fact that you are going through a stressful and difficult time. You may be struggling to pay bills if you have been unable to work because of your injury. If your injuries make it difficult for you to visit our office, our attorneys are available to meet with you at your home or hospital or a location convenient to you.
If you are injured in a car accident, motorcycle crash, pedestrian accident or bicycle accident in Brownsville, you may require emergency medical care. You may be transported by ambulance to a Brownsville hospital that provides trauma care. They include:
Valley Baptist Medical Center Emergency Room
1040 West Jefferson Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
Valley Regional Medical Center
100-A Alton Gloor Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78526
If your injuries are serious, you may require hospitalization and have a lengthy recovery.
Courthouse in Brownsville, Texas
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County. If you need to file a personal injury lawsuit after a serious injury accident in Brownsville, the case will heard in Cameron County District Court, which is the general trial court in Texas.
Approximately 7,300 cases including personal injury cases, workers compensation, divorces and child support cases are filed each year, according to the Cameron County District Clerk. The address is:
Cameron County Courthouse
974 E. Harrison St.
Judicial Building, Third Floor
Brownsville, Texas 78520
Dangerous Roads and Intersections in Brownsville
Thousands of traffic accidents occur in Brownsville each year. A crash can occur anywhere. But some busy intersections are known for having a higher number of collisions.
Among the intersections in Brownsville that have been identified as dangerous for traffic accidents include:
- Central Blvd and FM 802
- Boca Chica and Palm Blvd
- Boca Chica and Paredes Line Rd.
- North Frontage St. and FM 802
- South Frontage St. and FM 802
Brownsville Traffic Accident Statistics
Cameron County, which includes Brownsville, had more that 7,000 motor vehicle accidents in 2017, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Many were fender benders. But some collisions involved serious or fatal injuries.
The Cameron County crashes included:
- 35 fatal traffic accidents resulting in 39 deaths
- 136 crashes involving serious injuries
- 365 alcohol-related accidents contributing to deaths
- 220 crashes involving large trucks, buses and other commercial motor vehicles
- 7 deaths and 28 serious injuries in alcohol-related crashes
- 85 work-zone crashes including 10 involving injuries
- 477 crashes involving distracted driving including 17 serious crashes and 5 fatal accidents
Resources for the Injured in the Rio Grande Valley
Knowing where to turn and what steps to take after a serious car crash or other accident can be confusing.
We would be happy to send you free of charge our easy-to-read book, “7 Mistakes that Will Ruin Your Texas Car Accident” written by Gregory H. Herrman. The guide offers helpful, accurate information about the claims process after a car wreck and the mistakes to avoid so as not to jeopardize your case. The information will help you get started. If you have questions, we would be happy to answer them during a free consultation.
You can download an e-book version of the guide, or we can mail you a paperback copy if you would like.
If we handle your personal injury claim, we will take care of your auto property damage claim free of charge. You would not expect a law firm to handle an auto damage claim for free. But Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. is ready to help our clients move forward after a serious accident.
You can download an e-book version of the guide, or we can mail you a paperback copy if you would like. Tell us about your case