Do I Have a Good Car Accident Case?

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“Every case is different, [the case value] is going to depend on the severity of your injury, it’s going to depend on how many medical bills you’ve already accumulated… Usually people come to us right after the accident so they’re going to keep going to the doctor, going to therapy… and then even after you’re kind of healed… you may still have issues that last another 5 years, 10 years, the rest of your life.”

Do I have a good car accident case?

When you have been in a car accident, it can be hard to know if you have a case, and if so, what that case is worth. A variety of factors go into deciding the value of your case, and whether you should settle or go to trial can be an equally hard decision.

Gregory Herrman is a personal injury attorney with the law firm Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., which has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley. In this video, he explains all the factors that go into figuring out how much a case might be worth.

To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-981-1283 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Key Takeaways From Gregory Herrman:

Every case is different.

The severity of your injury, medical bills already accumulated and continuing, and lasting damage after maximum medical improvement are all factors that can decide the worth of your case. Loss of wages, loss of job, loss of future earning capacity, and mental anguish are also factors your attorney will keep in mind when working through the details and potential value of your case.

Herrman uses the example of a man who is able to return to work, but no longer able to play football or pick up his children. These are significant losses in the man’s life, though they may not fit into a specific category for compensation.

Before your attorney starts talking numbers regarding the worth of your case with you, they are going to want to get all the information they can about you, your situation, and your treatment. The numbers your attorney eventually brings up will come from past and future medical bills, as well as advice from a vocational rehab and other specialists to confirm the value of the lost wages you may experience in the future, plus a myriad of other factors.

Unless it’s a very minor accident, Herrman recommends you contact an attorney to discuss your situation and see what legal options are available to you.

Even if you are very familiar with the law and feel that you know how you should be compensated for your injuries, it is important to remember that it can be difficult to be objective when dealing with your own case. For this reason, it is a good idea to at least seek a second opinion from a qualified outside source.

Your attorney can explain if a settlement or a trial is your best option.

Your attorney will make recommendations based upon several factors, including your likability to the jury, what a jury is likely to award you based on your specific case, and the increased expenses which are incurred upon going to trial. Often, the amount you could potentially win in a trial is equivalent or similar to what you would make settling, in which case it generally makes the most sense to settle and save yourself time and heartache.

You can speak with and hire an attorney without paying any out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Herrman and other attorneys like him work on a contingency basis, which means if they don’t win your case you don’t pay any attorney fees. Even the consultation is free! A good attorney’s goal is to fight for you and your future, not to gouge you for money. This is great news for families who are struggling with expenses following a car accident.

To learn more, contact Gregory Herrman directly by calling 888-981-1283 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Disclaimer: This video is for informational purposes only. In some states, this video may be deemed Attorney Advertising. The choice of lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements.