New Trucker Drug Use Database Will Save Lives, Close Loophole

New Trucker Drug Use Database Will Save Lives, Close Loophole After nearly a two year delay, a new federal rule is expected to be signed into law that would establish a national database of commercial truck drivers who either failed or refused to take a drug test. This new federal resource, officially known as the […]

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Car Makers and Dealers Should Make Recall Fixes Easier for Consumers

Car Makers and Dealers Should Make Recall Fixes Easier for Consumers Are you ignoring a critical recall affecting your vehicle? According to the data, many of us are, whether we know it or not. Record numbers of vehicle owners are ignoring, or are unaware of, critical recalls affecting their day-to-day safety. Specifically, more than 45 […]

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Paralyzed Motorcycle Rider Sues Yamaha Over Throttle Defect

Paralyzed Motorcycle Rider Sues Yamaha Over Throttle Defect (Corpus Christ, TX) — A Texas man is suing Yamaha Motor Co. claiming a defective throttle that was the subject of safety bulletin to dealers but not disclosed to owners resulted in his paralyzing injuries. Isaac De Lua-Ruiz, 36, was thrown off the 2014 FZ-09 Yamaha motorcycle […]

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Edwards’ Verdict for Head Injury Is Among Top in the Nation

Edwards’ Verdict for Head Injury Is Among Top in the Nation The Edwards Law Firm and The Blanco Law Firm obtained one of the highest verdicts in the nation in 2015, and will be featured in the April 2016 edition of The National Law Journal. Billy Edwards and Alejandro Blanco secured a verdict of $31,331,636 […]

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CASA 5K Superhero Fun Run/Walk

CASA 5K Superhero Fun Run/Walk Thanks to everyone who supported the 11th Annual CASA of the Coastal Bend 5K Fun Run/Walk fundraiser on April 30, the event set records both in participation – 775 – and money raised — $58,000! The money will support CASA’s goal of making sure kids in foster homes in Nueces, […]

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Edwards Law Firm Partners with CASA to Help Area Foster Children

Edwards Law Firm Partners with CASA to Help Area Foster Children A long-time community supporter, the Edwards Law firm is the title sponsor of the 2016 5K Superhero Fun Run/Walk, a major fundraiser to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Coastal Bend. The event is Saturday, April 30, 2016, starting at 8 a.m., […]

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Require Sleep Apnea Testing for 18-Wheeler Drivers

Require Sleep Apnea Testing for 18-Wheeler Drivers A new proposal by federal agencies that would require commercial truck drivers to undergo screening for obstructive sleep apnea deserves swift approval by Congress. Not only will it protect the public, but it will help protect the health of drivers themselves. The proposal, which would also affect bus […]

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Tired 18-wheeler truckers killed my clients and pose growing danger to all of us

Sleepy 18-wheeler drivers continue to be a major safety issue on the nation’s highways. Yet, Congress recently took action to give truckers less opportunity for sleep and rest time. We should all be concerned. All of us are potential victims of tired truckers, even other drivers of 18-wheelers. In December, I settled a lawsuit on […]

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18-Wheeler Trucking Company and Driver Found Liable for Deadly Crash

18-Wheeler Trucking Company and Driver Found Liable for Deadly Crash (Webb County, Texas) A lawsuit on behalf of a Webb County man killed in an 18-wheeler crash has settled, announced attorney Billy Edwards, of the Edwards Law Firm, Corpus Christi. The 18-wheeler truck driver was sleep deprived according to police. The crash, which killed Doroteo […]

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Two Motorcyclists Hit By Careless 18-Wheeler Driver

Two Motorcyclists Hit By Careless 18-Wheeler Driver (Corpus Christi, TX) A Nueces County jury has entered a judgment for a man and a woman who were injured when an 18-wheeler failed to negotiate a curve properly and allowed a portion of its trailer to move into the oncoming lane, striking the motorcycle the couple was […]

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