A Few Seconds Can Change Your Life Forever
A car wreck or other such incident sometimes seems like a bottomless pit. From a strictly medical standpoint, it’s very difficult to recover from the resulting injuries. The stress over unpaid bills makes the situation worse. As if all that wasn’t enough, pesky insurance adjusters call constantly, demanding a settlement.
The professionals at Herreth Law help people like you escape from pits like these. We connect victims with top-quality doctors who charge nothing upfront for their services. We also make arrangements for things like alternative transportation. Most importantly, we work hard to build your claim for compensation. So, you have a peace of mind about the whole situation,
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Most unintentional injuries, such as car crashes, are not unavoidable accidents. Instead, they involve either a lack of ordinary care or a violation of a safety law. In negligence and negligence per se claims, substantial compensation may be available. Some specific claims we handle include:
- Vehicle collisions
- Dog bites
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Motorcycle crashes
- Pedestrian injuries
- Nursing home abuse
Damages in a negligence case usually include compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Additional punitive damages may also be available, in some cases.
Sometimes, the tortfeasor (negligent actor) is not the only person responsible for these damages. For example, Texas has a very broad dram shop law. This section of the Alcoholic Beverage Code holds grocery stores and other commercial alcohol sellers liable for damages if their impaired patrons negligently cause injury.
What To Expect During A Personal Injury Claim
Nearly all injury claims settle out of court. A significant number of these claims settle before court paperwork is even filed. However, in most cases, the legal process takes longer than that. It’s usually not a good idea to settle a case until medical treatment is complete. Otherwise, your attorney cannot accurately evaluate the case’s financial value.
So, after court paperwork is filed, there is a court-supervised discovery process. During this time, the victim/plaintiff may have to answer written questions, provide a deposition, turn over documents, and submit to a doctor’s examination.
If the matter remains contested after discovery, most Parker County judges refer the case to mediation. This process has a high success rate, assuming that both parties participate in good faith.
Car crashes, dog bites, and other negligent events often cause serious injuries. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in Weatherford, contact Herreth Law. We do not charge upfront legal fees in negligence cases.