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Corpus Christi Car Accident Lawyers

Attorneys Working to Protect the Rights of Auto Accident Victims on the Texas Gulf Coast

Automobile wrecks happen on roadways every day, causing injuries and fatalities and greatly disrupting lives. If you’ve been in a serious car accident, this doesn’t mean that you should be treated like another statistic.

At The Edwards Law Firm, we’ll work to uncover the actual cause of your accident and fully investigate to see who might be responsible. Traffic accidents can be confusing events. We have a team of trained accident investigators who examine the facts and evidence at hand, determining actual events and causes. Then our award-winning legal team works to hold other drivers and their insurance companies accountable for their actions.

Client Testimonial

“First accident ever and had no idea how to handle the situation, so we called the Edwards law firm. They were very helpful with what we had to do and setting up appointments for the doctor and therapist. Met with Letty and Jonathan, who explained thoroughly the process. We are very grateful for their help in handling this situation.”

We have a proven track record in obtaining fair compensation for our clients so they can move ahead with their lives as smoothly as possible. A car crash that results in a death or a long-time disability is a serious matter, and we treat it that way.

To find out how a Corpus Christi car accident attorney can help you, call 361-698-7600.

Nueces County Car Accident Statistics

According to data released by the Texas Department of Transportation in 2020:

  • There were 8,819 total crashes in Nueces County in 2019, resulting in 46 fatalities,170 suspected serious injuries, and 695 non-incapacitating injuries.
  • 7 fatalities in Nueces County occurred on rural roads, while 39 occurred on urban roads.
  • Speed was a factor in 249 crashes in Nueces County in 2019, resulting in 13 fatalities, 20 suspected serious injuries, and 46 non-incapacitating injuries.
  • Distracted driving was a factor in 468 crashes in Nueces County in 2019, resulting in 5 fatalities, 19 suspected serious injuries, and 58 non-incapacitating injuries.
  • Alcohol was a factor in 258 crashes in Nueces County in 2019, resulting in 13 fatalities, 37 suspected serious injuries, and 70 non-incapacitating injuries.

Types of Car Accidents

There are a number of different types of car accidents that often involve human negligence or recklessness. The amount of damage and injury caused by an accident is often closely tied to the type of car accident.

Common types of auto accidents include:

  • Head-on collisions
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Side angle impact
  • Rollover accidents
  • Rideshare accidents

Whether you have been involved in a rear-end collision, head-on collision, rollover, hit and run, or texting and driving accident, your case may require legal expertise to determine the next course of action. In the aftermath of an accident, things can get chaotic and confusing very quickly. You need someone who will represent your interests to ensure your case is reviewed fairly and that you receive the help and compensation you need.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Determining the cause of an accident is often key to proving liability and recovering full compensation. The truth of the matter is that a large majority of vehicle accidents are caused by human error and negligence.

Common causes of auto collisions include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Traffic violations
  • Reckless driving
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Drunk driving
  • Teenage drivers
  • Defective car parts
  • Poorly maintained roadways

With the increased use of cell phones, distracted driving accidents are at an all-time high throughout the entire country. But cell phones are not the only cause of distractions for drivers. Passengers, children, putting on makeup, eating food, or even other accidents are all common distractions as well.

At The Edwards Law Firm, our legal team has been advocating for injured victims since 1962 and has the experience necessary to maximize your compensation. If you've been seriously injured in an accident caused by another driver's recklessness or negligence, do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a free, initial case evaluation!

What to Do After You Have Been Involved in an Accident

The moments directly after an accident are important in shaping the course and potential outcome of your case. If you are hurt, call 911 and seek medical attention immediately. Otherwise, be sure other parties involved are alright, and then begin collecting documentation of the accident.

Helpful documentation may include:

  • Photos
  • Driver information
  • The location of the accident
  • Police and hospital reports
  • Insurance information
  • Witness contact information

If there are no third-party witnesses, it becomes increasingly important to gather evidence in order to prove your narrative of the events. Detailed documents help with overall case clarity and understanding, and they can also go a long way in helping your attorney prove who was responsible for the accident.

Texas' Proportionate Responsibility Laws

Determining liability in car accident cases is not always simple. Multiple parties can make mistakes that ultimately contribute to a collision. When this happens, Texas uses a modified form of comparative negligence (also known as proportionate responsibility) to determine how much compensation an injured party is eligible to receive. Plaintiffs in car accident cases in Texas who are found to be partially responsible for the crash may still be able to recover damages as long as their negligence is not greater than that of the defendant, though their eligible recovery will be reduced in proportion to their level of fault.

As a practical example, say you were injured in a sideswipe collision and suffered $10,000 worth of damages. At trial, the jury finds you to be 20% at fault because you were speeding at the time of the crash. Under Texas' proportionate responsibility rule, you would be eligible to recover a maximum of $8,000 (or $10,000 less 20%). Insurance companies understand these rules well and will often try to shift the blame for the crash to you to limit their financial liability. An attorney from our firm can help guard you from mistreatment and fight for the full value you are owed.

Let Us Deal with the Insurance Company

Insurance companies, whether your own or that of the other motorist, are often reluctant to pay out the full amount of claims and may use subversive tactics to discount your damages. At The Edwards Law Firm, we have a team of experienced personal injury lawyers working to hold insurance companies accountable and provide you the full compensation you are rightfully owed.

Contact a Corpus Christi Car Accident Attorney Today

If you have been injured or a family member has been killed in an auto accident, don’t wait to start the legal process. Getting the proper results takes time and experience, so the faster you begin a claim, the better chance you have of seeing results.

Contact The Edwards Law Firm today at 361-698-7600 for a free consultation.

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