Personal injury case in Corpus Christi? Our attorneys can help.
Corpus Christi is a great place to live and work, there’s do doubt about it. A big part of what makes Corpus so special is the fact that it’s a coastal city. Consequently, every single day, there are people coming into the port to deliver products, and just as many people are transporting goods out of Corpus Christi to the rest of the United States. Most importantly though, there are hard-working people who live here, going to jobs every day in this transport-oriented city. And don’t forget the bustling hospitality industry, servicing tourists from across the state and the country.
Unfortunately, with having such a busy and thriving port economy on a coastline there also comes a downside: Our town has more than its fair share of injuries. With a thriving industrial job market come work accidents, with college kids coming during spring break come drunk drivers, and with the shipping industry, we know truck drivers are on deadlines, and unfortunately, some of them are driving dangerously to meet those deadlines, to get goods from Corpus Christi out to the rest of the state.
But enough about the underlying causes for injuries in Corpus. In this article, we’re going to focus more on what you can do about it. As such, we will explain how your case will work, what we hope to accomplish for you, and how the value of your case is determined.How the trucking industry stacks the deck in their favor Read More >
Let’s dive into the personal injury case process
Most law firms make this way more complicated than it needs to be. We keep it simple. First, we begin every case by finding out what matters to you. Some clients just want to get top dollar for their injuries, while other clients don’t care about the money at all, they just want the person responsible for their injuries brought to justice. Still, other clients have more practical concerns. For instance, they were hurt on the job and they need to be able to pay their rent, or their car was totaled and they need transportation. Whatever a client’s motivation, we start each case by zeroing in on those concerns, and we tailor our legal strategy accordingly. Next, our lawyers Whatever a client's motivation, we start each case by zeroing in on those concerns, and we tailor our legal strategy accordingly.will need to document your injuries in order to prove that the injuries occurred because of the accident. Further, your lawyer will preserve the evidence to prove the liability of the defendant. If there’s a bad guy in your situation, the evidence will prove this.
Next, you attorney will handle every aspect of your claim. We use the term “claim” loosely. You see, Texas law does not require you to file an insurance claim, necessarily. In fact, the second you’re injured, your lawyer can immediately file suit against the defendant who hurt you. That said, most of the time it makes more sense (meaning it will save you money and time) for your attorney to pursue an out-of-court claim against the defendant through their insurance policy. But here’s the tricky part: just because a claim has been filed out of court, that does not mean that the rules have changed. In order for your case to be a winner, your lawyer has to treat it like it’s going to trial from day one, because if the insurance claim doesn’t work, your lawyer will have to file suit and take the case to trial.
In other words, you can’t treat your case like an insurance claim and then start over again, treating it like a court case, if the negotiations don’t work the way you want. No, it’s much better to be represented by a lawyer who treats your case as if it’s going to trial throughout the case. Think of it like this: if you were challenge someone to a boxing match, you wouldn’t practice and train hoping that they’d throw in the towel before the fight begins. No way. You’d train to take them to the mat, and Think of it like this: if you were challenge someone to a boxing match, you wouldn't practice and train hoping that they'd throw in the towel before the fight begins.that’s exactly the philosophy we employ when representing injury clients.
Finally, once all of the negotiations are done (or once jury of your peers decides the outcome of your case), you will be issued a check for the value of your settlement, less legal fees and expenses. How long does it take to get to this point? That depends on the details of your case, but usually car accident cases are resolved in about 4-6 months after you’re released from treatment by your doctor, and work accidents, dram shop cases, medical malpractice, truck accident cases, and wrongful death claims usually take about a year to a year and a half.
Now, there’s obviously a lot of strategy involved and your lawyer should be ready for anything. But usually your lawyer puts concern about the outcome of a court case into the minds of the insurance adjuster so well that the insurance company is scared into an appropriate settlement or your attorney will end up having to file suit and litigate your case and prove his threats to them.Police Reports: Myths vs. Facts For some reason, people believe that the findings in a police report determine who wins or loses a legal case, but that's not at all true...Read More >
For more information on how we handle our cases, see the pages below:
- Car Accidents
- Work Accidents
- Corpus Christi 18-Wheeler Accident
- Corpus Christi Drunk Driving Cases
- Wrongful Death Cases in Corpus Christi
- Non-Subscriber Work Injuries
Setting the standard for fair compensation
The name of the game in a personal injury case in Corpus Christi is that jurors have to be educated, in each individual case, as to why your injuries are valuable. Our firm knows that it takes some convincing to get the juries to see the high dollar amount required for full recompense.
Many potential clients that we’ve spoken to have said things like, “If I just explain to the jury what happened, I know they’ll give me X.” While that is essentially what happens at a trial, it’s not that simple. First of all, you don’t just get to talk to a jury about anything that comes to mind. There is a very involved and elaborate procedure for any personal injury court case, and knowing these rules is what separates lawyers from the rest. Knowing how to thrive under these rules and restrictions is what separates good lawyers from the rest.OSHA Does Not Care About Work Injury Cases Many people believe that OSHA is there to help accident victims hold their employer liable. That is 100% inaccurate...Read More >
Second, it’s important to remember that a trial is not just you vs. the rules of court procedure. Rather, in a trial, you will square off against another lawyer who represents the person you’re suing, and that lawyer is there to tell the jury that every thing you’ve said is a lie. Again, it’s not as simple as just explaining what happened in your case. You’ll need help from a lawyer who has experience in front of Nueces County juries, who knows how to speak their language, and who knows how to do so in a more convincing way than the lawyer who represents your opponent.
All that said, Corpus Christi jurors are incredibly fair-minded. They’re just not interested in awarding significant compensation until they’ve been convinced that it makes sense to do so. We know how to make that happen. We have 25 years of experience litigating cases, and we don’t back down from a fight. We’ll fight the legal battle so you don’t have to.
Our attorneys do more than just win your case: We answer your questions and keep you in the loop.
It doesn’t matter which of the above steps we’re talking about, hiring the right lawyer can only benefit you. Here at Grossman Law Offices, we know how to do it the right way, and our Corpus Christi attorneys are ready to help you win your case. So let’s get started: call us at (361) 371-4929.