Personal Injury Process

What You Should Expect During the Personal Injury Claims Process

It is important to understand what to expect if you are considering hiring a Texas personal injury attorney.

Here is what to expect if you contact the attorneys at Herrman & Herrman P.L.L.C.

  • Our knowledgeable attorneys will review the facts of your accident, answer your questions and discuss your legal options free of charge during an initial consultation.
  • We will treat you with compassion and respect.
  • If your injuries are severe and make it difficult for you to visit our office, we can meet with you at your home or another location convenient to you.
  • If your accident case is the type that we handle, we will offer to represent you on a contingency fee basis.
  • You will not owe a legal fee or any expenses unless we are successful in obtaining money for you. Contact our personal injury attorneys for a free consultation.

The Importance of Identifying All Potentially Liable Parties

If you choose to hire Herrman & Herrman P.L.L.C. to represent you, our legal team will move quickly to identify and preserve evidence. If you call us from the scene of a major car accident or truck accident, we will send the Herrman & Herrman Accident Investigative Team to start gathering evidence. Our attorneys understand the importance of documenting and securing evidence at the accident scene before it is lost. We have the resources to get to work on your case promptly.

We will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident to pinpoint all the contributing factors and all the potentially responsible parties and their insurance policies available to provide compensation. This analysis is a critical step in the injury claims process. Identifying more than one responsible party has the potential to increase the amount of compensation available to the accident victim.

Our attorneys will estimate your total losses by calculating your medical bills, expected future medical costs related to your injury, lost wages and future lost wages if you cannot return to work or have limitations as a result of your injury. We will prepare and present a claim for the full amount of your losses to the insurance company or companies representing the at-fault parties.

If we are handling your personal injury claim, we will also handle your property damage claim at no extra charge. We will handle the vehicle damage appraisals, the claims application and the negotiations with the insurance companies at no additional charge so you can stay focused on your recovery.

Aggressive Negotiations for a Just Settlement

We will negotiate aggressively with the insurance company for compensation that reflects the full extent of your losses. While working on your case, we will try to minimize the demands on your time and disruption to your life.  We will inform you if we receive a settlement offer and give you our professional opinion about whether the offer is reasonable based on the specific facts of your accident and injuries. A settlement allows the client to receive compensation more quickly. You can review some of our case results, which reflect our hard work on behalf of clients. You should walk away from any attorney who guarantees a certain outcome or case result. Each case stands on its own and the result of other cases are not predictive of the outcome of your case.

Most cases are settled without a trial. If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, our attorneys are dedicated to pursuing justice for our clients. We will file a civil lawsuit, after consulting with you, in the appropriate court on your behalf and seek justice through the court system.

Our attorneys are skilled litigators and we will prepare and present your case while continuing to reach a fair settlement. We will prepare you for trial and be there to guide you at each step in the process. It is not unusual for a case to be settled just before trial.

Contact Us for a Courtesy Consultation about Your Case

If you have been injured in South Texas through the negligence of others, call Herrman & Herrman P.L.L.C. to obtain a free review of your case. We focus on a wide range of personal injury cases including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and injuries caused by dangerous drugs. We have assisted thousands of people. Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. has offices in Corpus Christi and McAllen to assist clients throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas.