Experienced Attorneys Serving the Injured Since 1962
Personal Injury Requires Personal Attention

Over 55 Years of Ethical, Effective & Client-Focused Advocacy

Corpus Christi Personal Injury Lawyers

Providing Honest, Ethical & Effective Legal Advocacy Since 1962

For more than 55 years, The Edwards Law Firm has had one priority: your rights. Justice for our clients means more than winning a case. It means repairing lives and giving clients the ability to move forward. Staying focused on these commitments has helped our national firm win case after case on the local, state, and federal levels. We're grateful to have had the opportunity to help clients like you obtain compensation for all your needs, as well as effect real change in our community and across the nation. From our Corpus Christi offices, we take on personal injury matters involving motor vehicle accidents, defective products, maritime injuries, oil field accidents, and barratry by unethical attorneys in Texas and nationwide.

Lawyers Aren’t Above the Law

Our attorneys are committed to ethical advocacy and transparency, and we believe that honest practices are the only way to truly win cases. In fact, William R. Edwards and Billy Edwards helped write and pass the only law in the U.S. that allows victims of “ambulance chasing” to sue for a $10,000 civil penalty, attorney’s fees, and damages. No lawyer is above the law, and we stop unethical attorneys from harming the very people they are meant to help.

Our personal injury attorneys have gained recognition time and again from respected institutions for their professionalism, outstanding case results, and ethics. Attorneys William R. Edwards and Billy Edwards are both Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Billy Edwards is also Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law. Stringent qualifications and ongoing registration requirements are just two of the factors that limit such a designation to an elite few Texas attorneys.

Contact us at (361) 541-6333 for a free consultation. We are here to help.

A Tradition of Fighting for Justice & Positive Change

We're grateful to have the opportunity to help clients like you obtain compensation for all your needs, as well as affect real change in our community and across the nation.

Latest Cases

Successful Verdicts & Settlements

  • Refinery - Fell into Tank $11,500,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Death | Net to Client: $6,842,546.09 | Attorney Fees: $3,500,000.00 | Expenses: $157,453.91

  • Premises Negligence $10,750,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Head Injury | Net to Client: $7,166,666.67 | Attorney Fees: $3,583,333.33 | Expenses: $0

  • 18 Wheeler $9,660,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Death | Net to Client: $6,337,277.94 | Attorney Fees: $3,197,915.63 | Expenses: $124,806.43

  • 18 Wheeler $9,000,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Head Injury | Net to Client: $5,069,061.09 | Attorney Fees: $3,600,000.00 } Expenses: $330,938.91

  • Defective Truck $8,200,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Death | Net to Client: $6,308,812.01 | Attorney Fees: $1,840,544.68 | Expenses: $50,643.31

  • Premises Liability $7,810,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Rape | Net to Client: $5,156,632.89 | Attorney Fees: $2,602,943.48 | Expenses: $50,423.63

  • Seat-belt/Rollover $7,535,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Brain Injury | Net to Client: $4,037,523.89 | Attorney Fees: $3,014,000.00 | Expenses: $483,476.11

  • 18 Wheeler $7,000,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Death/Serious Injury | Net to Client: $4,094,098.23 | Attorney Fees: $2,800,000.00 | Expenses: $105,901.77

  • Seatback Failure $6,625,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Head Injury | Net to Client: $3,414,561.37 | Attorney Fees: $2,650,000.00 | Expenses: $560,438.63

  • Oilfield Accident $5,842,228.75 Total Recovery

    Injury: Death | Net to Client: $3,441,771.42 | Attorney Fees: $2,314,953.94 | Expenses: $85,703.38

  • Tire Defect/Seatbelt $5,820,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Death/Head/Ortho | Net to Client: $2,917,287.51 | Attorney Fees: $2,328,000.00 | Expenses: $574,712.49

  • Products/Medical Malpractice $5,629,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Paraplegic | Net to Client: $2,987,859.17 | Attorney Fees: $2,251,600.00 | Expenses: $389,540.83


Client Testimonials

Our Clients Always Come First
  • We are very grateful for their help in handling this situation.

    “They were very helpful with what we had to do and setting up appointments for the doctor and therapist.”

    - Claudia B.
  • I really felt they were taking care of me on a personal level.

    “I highly recommend this firm if you are in an accident, especially on a motorcycle. Thank you, Edwards Law Firm!”

    - Allison H.
  • They pride themselves on excellent results for their personal injury clients.

    “The Edwards Law Firm has built its reputation on providing caring, yet aggressive advocacy for their clients.”

    - Jeff G.
  • They were courteous and resolved the case quickly.

    “I hope I never have the need again, but should that happen, I will definitely call them! I strongly recommend this law firm!”

    - Vicki C.
  • Professional. Honest. Compassionate.

    “They fought for us and never made us feel that because we didn't have a million dollar case we weren't important to them.”

    - Tina J.

Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions

Get Answers From Our Corpus Christi Injury Attorneys
  • Q:How long do I have to file a claim?

    A:According to Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code section 16.003 the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Texas is two years. This means you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you may lose your right to pursue compensation. If your claim is against a government worker or entity, the time limit to file a claim is only 6 months. Texas does recognize some exceptions to the statute of limitations, but your case must meet specific requirements. An attorney from our firm will be able to let you know if you qualify for an exception to extend the statute of limitations!

  • Q:What damages can I recover?

    A:Damage is a legal term that refers to the different types of losses a defendant may be liable to pay out compensation for. In personal injury suits, there are generally three main types of damages injury victims can seek restitution for economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages. Economic damages, also called special damages, compensate for the financial losses associated with an injury such as missed wages due to the inability to work and medical expenses. Non-economic damages compensate for the more abstract losses an injury victim faces, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress. Since non-economic damages compensate for such intangible losses they are also called general damages. Both economic and non-economic damages are “compensatory damages” which means the main purpose of them is to compensate the injured party for a specific loss. There is only one category of damages that is not compensatory and that is punitive damages. The main purpose of punitive damages is to punish the defendant for their negligent behavior. Since punitive damages can be quite harsh they are not often awarded in most personal injury cases.

  • Q:Will I have to go to court?

    A:Possibly. Most personal injury cases are resolved in the form of an out-of-court settlement negotiated between the involved parties. With that being said, a trial may sometimes be necessary if there is particularly complex case law that applies or if there is a considerable discrepancy between what the insurance company is offering and what your attorney believes your case to be worth. Our experienced attorneys prepare every case as if it were going to trial to maximize our clients' chances of securing a favorable resolution.

  • Q:I am partially at fault for my injuries. Can I still be compensated?

    A:In many cases, yes. Texas uses a form of modified comparative negligence that allows injured plaintiffs to recover compensation as long as they are not more at fault than the defendant, though their eligible recovery will be reduced according to their percentage of fault. For example, if you were injured in a car accident and suffered $10,000 worth of damages but were found at trial to be 10% at fault, you would be eligible to recover a maximum of $9,000 (or $10,000 less 10%).

  • Q:How long will my case take to resolve?

    A:It is impossible for an attorney to predict the exact length of time it will take to resolve your case. The timeline of your case will vary based on factors such as the severity of your injuries, the cooperation of the involved insurance companies, the complexity of case law applicable to your case, and whether or not your case goes to trial. Some personal injury cases involving minor injuries can reach a settlement in as little as a few months, while other claims involving catastrophic injuries can potentially take years to reach a resolution. Our attorneys can review the details of your situation and help you get a better idea of what to expect.

  • Q:Do I really need a personal injury lawyer?

    A:In many cases, yes. There is no law requiring you to hire an attorney for your injury case, though many studies have shown that injured people who retain legal help have a far greater chance of securing fair compensation than those who choose to go unrepresented. While minor claims such as fender benders that result in little more than bumps and bruises can generally be handled on your own, it is in your best interests to hire an attorney if your injuries have forced you to miss work, caused severe disruption to your daily life, or have resulted in long-term, permanent damage.

  • Q:Is there a limit to what I can recover?

    A:In most cases, no. Texas does not have a cap on economic damages for personal injury claims. In other words, if you suffered an injury that resulted in $1 million in medical bills and lost wages, assuming you did not share any fault, you will be eligible to receive full compensation for these losses. Non-economic damages for things like pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of consortium also typically not have a cap unless the claim is related to medical malpractice. In Texas, you cannot sue a healthcare facility for more than $500,000 total, an individual doctor for more than $250,000 total, or receive more than $750,000 in compensation for non-economic damages. Punitive damages are capped at $200,000 or twice the amount of economic damages, but no greater than $750,000. Lastly, if the government was responsible for your injuries, your damages can not exceed $100,000.

  • Q:What should I do if I've been injured?

    A:Your first priority should be to seek medical attention. Only a doctor can fully assess and treat your injuries. If you can, get the names and contact information of any witnesses to your injury, take photographs of the accident area, and contact your insurance company if you have one. Then, get in touch with an attorney from our firm. Your actions during the first few days after an accident can have a substantial impact on the outcome of your case. Our team can guide you towards the most appropriate course of action and ensure your rights are guarded during this time.

  • Q:Do I have a valid claim?

    A:Only a seasoned personal injury attorney can evaluate whether or not you have a valid claim. Many factors must be considered. Did the other party act negligently? How severely were you hurt? Did your injuries cause you to miss work or reduce your earning capacity? Our lawyers will be able to assess your claim and help guide you through the process.

  • Q:The insurance company is offering me a settlement. Why do I need a lawyer?

    A:In a perfect world, insurance companies would pay claimants for the full value of their injuries every time. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. Insurance companies make money by collecting premiums and paying out as little as possible for claims. As such, the insurance company will almost certainly do everything in its power to convince you to settle your case for an amount that is far lower than what you likely deserve. Once you agree to a settlement, you give up your rights to any future compensation. An attorney from our firm can advocate on your behalf and fight for a fair settlement that covers the full value of your losses.

Why Hire Our Firm?

A Tradition of Doing the Right Thing
  • Client-Focused

    For our firm, it is not about the money - we take profound joy in helping our clients get the recoveries they deserve.

  • Highly Qualified

    William R. Edwards & William R. Edwards III are Board Certified® by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

  • Advocates for Ethics

    We are leaders in advocating for ethical conduct by attorneys practicing in the field of personal injury.

  • Strong Case Results

    We are not afraid to go to trial & have recovered millions of dollars in recoveries for our clients.

  • Community-Focused

    We are committed to affecting real change both within our community and across the nation.

  • Experienced Team

    The Edwards Law Firm has been in practice and taking personal injury cases since 1962.

Honors & Awards

Experience Diligent Care at Our Award-Winning Facilities

  • Board Certification, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers®
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • Corpus Christi Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigation
  • Lawyer of Distinction in Super Lawyers®
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Serving Clients Across Texas & Nationwide

If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligent actions of another, it is important to speak with an experienced legal team who will listen to your story and use their resources and insight to effectively handle your claim for compensation. We welcome you to contact our offices any time and arrange a free case consultation.

"My clients are really good people and they were in trouble. If you worked hard and did a good job for them, they were improved in their lives. I felt like we were doing something good. It wasn’t about the money. It was the way I felt about my clients…the way doing that kind of work affected me."

– William R. Edwards

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