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Recent Results

Successful Verdicts & Settlements

Interested in finding out about some of the recent and notable cases handled by the team at The Edwards Law Firm? We are proud of the following verdicts and settlements because they represent real changes in our clients' lives and futures. Each result has provided a foundation for a more stable, brighter future for a person or family that has suffered egregious wrongs. In addition to reviewing our recent results, please feel free to call our attorneys at 361-698-7600 to see how we can help you.

Understanding Case Results

Our firm take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we don’t receive compensation unless we win your case. You may have seen commercials or attorney sites claiming large amounts of money won on a case. Just because there is a large jury award doesn’t mean that this amount was actually collected – a new trial could have been granted, the judgment reversed on appeal, or the defendant didn’t have sufficient financial resources to pay the award. Also, those amounts often include the money that will be given to the attorney, not just what the client will receive.

Below you will see the “net to client” amount from some of our more prominent cases. For the purpose of honesty and transparency, we show you this amount so that you can see what the client actually received as a settlement. Please note that these are just examples of past cases, and not a certain indication of the amount you will receive if your case is won. Every case is unique, and we look forward to speaking with you about your individual needs. Finally, not all our results are listed, even some of the largest, because of their sensitive nature.

  • $11,500,000 Total Recovery

    Refinery - Fell into Tank

    • Injury: Death 
    • Net to Client: $6,842,546.09
    • Attorney Fees: $3,500,000.00
    • Expenses: $157,453.91
  • $10,750,000 Total Recovery

    Premises Negligence

    • Injury: Head Injury
    • Net to Client: $7,166,666.67
    • Attorney Fees: $3,583,333.33
    • Expenses: $0
  • $9,660,000 Total Recovery

    18 Wheeler

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $6,337,277.94
    • Attorney Fees: $3,197,915.63
    • Expenses: $124,806.43
  • $9,000,000 Total Recovery

    18 Wheeler

    • Injury: Head Injury
    • Net to Client: $5,069,061.09
    • Attorney Fees: $3,600,000.00
    • Expenses: $330,938.91
  • $8,200,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Truck

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $6,308,812.01
    • Attorney Fees: $1,840,544.68
    • Expenses: $50,643.31
  • $7,810,000 Total Recovery

    Premises Liability

    • Injury: Rape
    • Net to Client: $5,156,632.89
    • Attorney Fees: $2,602,943.48
    • Expenses: $50,423.63
  • $7,535,000 Total Recovery

    Seat-belt/Rollover

    • Injury: Brain Injury
    • Net to Client: $4,037,523.89
    • Attorney Fees: $3,014,000.00
    • Expenses: $483,476.11
  • $7,000,000 Total Recovery

    18 Wheeler

    • Injury: Death/Serious Injury
    • Net to Client: $4,094,098.23
    • Attorney Fees: $2,800,000.00
    • Expenses: $105,901.77
  • $6,625,000 Total Recovery

    Seatback Failure

    • Injury: Head Injury
    • Net to Client: $3,414,561.37
    • Attorney Fees: $2,650,000.00
    • Expenses: $560,438.63
  • $5,842,228 Total Recovery

    Oilfield Accident

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $3,441,771.42
    • Attorney Fees: $2,314,953.94
    • Expenses: $85,703.38
  • $5,820,000 Total Recovery

    Tire Defect/Seatbelt

    • Injury: Death/Head/Ortho
    • Net to Client: $2,917,287.51
    • Attorney Fees: $2,328,000.00
    • Expenses: $574,712.49
  • $5,629,000 Total Recovery

    Products/Medical Malpractice

    • Injury: Paraplegic
    • Net to Client: $2,987,859.17
    • Attorney Fees: $2,251,600.00
    • Expenses: $389,540.83
  • $5,000,000 Total Recovery

    Oil Field

    • Injury: Paraplegic
    • Net to Client: $2,899,152.55
    • Attorney Fees: $1,900,428.30
    • Expenses: $200,419.15
  • $5,000,000 Total Recovery

    18 Wheeler

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $2,882,886.42
    • Attorney Fees: $2,000,000.00
    • Expenses: $117,113.58
  • $5,000,000 Total Recovery

    Hospital Negligence

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $3,307,802.88
    • Attorney Fees: $1,668,484.01
    • Expenses: $23,713.11
  • $5,000,000 Total Recovery

    House Fire

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $2,796,622.38
    • Attorney Fees: $2,000,000.00
    • Expenses: $203,377.62
  • $4,960,000 Total Recovery

    Defect Gas Leak RV

    • Injury: Burns/Death
    • Net to Client: $2,937,381.76
    • Attorney Fees: $1,884,800.00
    • Expenses: $137,818.24
  • $4,604,599 Total Recovery

    Products/Brakes/Belts

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $2,402,721.63
    • Attorney Fees: $1,841,839.73
    • Expenses: $360,037.98
  • $4,525,000 Total Recovery

    Watercraft

    • Injury: Head Injury
    • Net to Client: $2,572,993.56
    • Attorney Fees: $1,810,000.00
    • Expenses: $142,006.44
  • $4,500,000 Total Recovery

    Nursing Home

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $2,987,375.89
    • Attorney Fees: $1,500,000.00
    • Expenses: $12,624.11
  • $4,500,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Seatbelt

    • Injury: Quadraplegic
    • Net to Client: $2,359,941.38
    • Attorney Fees: $1,800,000.00
    • Expenses: $340,058.62
  • $4,150,000 Total Recovery

    Rehab Hospital

    • Injury: Head Injury/ Coma
    • Net to Client: $2,707,731.70
    • Attorney Fees: $1,383,333.33
    • Expenses: $58,934.97
  • $4,100,000 Total Recovery

    Tire/Rollover

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $2,436,764.23
    • Attorney Fees: $1,640,000.00
    • Expenses: $23,235.77
  • $3,900,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Product

    • Injury: Burn Injuries
    • Net to Client: $2,020,992.98
    • Attorney Fees: $1,395,486.97
    • Expenses: $483,520.05
  • $3,750,000 Total Recovery

    Aircraft Defect

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $2,356,570.91
    • Attorney Fees: $1,216,855.01
    • Expenses: $176,574.08
  • $3,350,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Tire/Rollover

    • Injury: Broken Neck 
    • Net to Client: $2,071,617.84
    • Attorney Fees: $1,035,808.92
    • Expenses: $242,573.24
  • $3,249,960 Total Recovery

    18 Wheeler

    • Injury: Death - Fire
    • Net to Client: $1,560,021.16
    • Attorney Fees: $1,299,984.00
    • Expenses: $390,374.64
  • $3,150,000 Total Recovery

    18 Wheeler

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $1,715,071.30
    • Attorney Fees: $1,260,000.00
    • Expenses: $174,928.70
  • $3,149,312 Total Recovery

    Seatbelt Defect

    • Injury: Partial Paralysis
    • Net to Client: $1,798,519.89
    • Attorney Fees: $1,251,725.08
    • Expenses: $99,067.73
  • $3,085,000 Total Recovery

    Refinery Explosion

    • Injury: Burns
    • Net to Client: $1,610,479.28
    • Attorney Fees: $936,666.66
    • Expenses: $537,854.06
  • $3,000,000 Total Recovery

    Vehicle Accident

    • Injury: Back Injuries
    • Net to Client: $1,703,444.68
    • Attorney Fees: $1,200,000.00
    • Expenses: $96,555.32
  • $3,000,000 Total Recovery

    Vehicle Accident/Employer

    • Injury: Back Injuries
    • Net to Client: $1,749,410.49
    • Attorney Fees: $1,200,000.00
    • Expenses: $50,589.51
  • $3,000,000 Total Recovery

    Motorcycle Tire Defect

    • Injury: Death & Head
    • Net to Client: $1,619,223.96
    • Attorney Fees: $1,200,000.00
    • Expenses: $345,776.04
  • $3,000,000 Total Recovery

    Oil Rig

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $1,690,662.04
    • Attorney Fees: $1,200,000.00
    • Expenses: $109,337.96
  • $3,000,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Firearm

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $1,964,793.63
    • Attorney Fees: $1,000,000.00
    • Expenses: $35,206.37
  • $2,900,000 Total Recovery

    Products/Faulty Welds

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $1,484,455.10
    • Attorney Fees: $1,160,000.00
    • Expenses: $255,544.90
  • $2,743,748 Total Recovery

    Oilfield Accident

    • Injury: Partial Hand Amputation
    • Net to Client: $1,778,268.32
    • Attorney Fees: $914,582.88
    • Expenses: $50,897.14
  • $2,550,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Vehicle

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $1,471,900.52
    • Attorney Fees: $1,020,000.00
    • Expenses: $58,099.48
  • $2,500,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Vehicle

    • Injury: Quadraplegic
    • Net to Client: $1,414,182.30
    • Attorney Fees: $825,385.79
    • Expenses: $260,431.92
  • $2,500,000 Total Recovery

    18 Wheeler

    • Injury: Mulitple Femur Fractures
    • Net to Client: $1,428,936.89
    • Attorney Fees: $1,000,000.00
    • Expenses: $71,063.11
  • $2,500,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Seatbelt

    • Injury: Death/Paralysis
    • Net to Client: $1,171,738.27
    • Attorney Fees: $1,000,000.00
    • Expenses: $328,261.73
  • $2,500,000 Total Recovery

    Nursing Home

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $1,371,310.32
    • Attorney Fees: $1,125,000.00
    • Expenses: $3,689.68
  • $2,500,000 Total Recovery

    Premises/Fell Through Roof

    • Injury: Broken Back
    • Net to Client: $1,386,867.93
    • Attorney Fees: $1,000,000.00
    • Expenses: $113,132.07
  • $2,500,000 Total Recovery

    Products/Seatbelt

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $1,208,208.78
    • Attorney Fees: $960,000.00
    • Expenses: $331,291.22
  • $2,475,000 Total Recovery

    Oilfield Accident

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $1,622,530.50
    • Attorney Fees: $825,000.00
    • Expenses: $27,469.51
  • $2,450,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Product

    • Injury: Burns
    • Net to Client: $1,476,415.16
    • Attorney Fees: $860,000.00
    • Expenses: $113,584.84
  • $2,250,000 Total Recovery

    18 Wheeler

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $1,320,073.39
    • Attorney Fees: $880,048.94
    • Expenses: $50,238.64
  • $2,000,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Tire

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $1,110,046.86
    • Attorney Fees: $800,000.00
    • Expenses: $89,953.14
  • $2,000,000 Total Recovery

    Employee – Death

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $1,040,140.27
    • Attorney Fees: $800,000.00
    • Expenses: $159,859.73
  • $2,000,000 Total Recovery

    Pharmaceutical

    • Injury: Renal Failure
    • Net to Client: $1,060,696.68
    • Attorney Fees: $800,000.00
    • Expenses: $139,303.32
  • $1,975,000 Total Recovery

    Motorcycle/18 Wheeler

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $1,066,219.84
    • Attorney Fees: $790,000.00
    • Expenses: $118,780.16
  • $1,950,000 Total Recovery

    Tire Defect – Tread Separation

    • Injury: Fractures of Pelvis; C7; L5; Iliac Wing
    • Net to Client: $1,125,307.00
    • Attorney Fees: $750,204.67
    • Expenses: $74,488.32
  • $1,925,000 Total Recovery

    Seatback Failure

    • Injury: Back/Neck
    • Net to Client: $1,106,350.76
    • Attorney Fees: $770.000.00
    • Expenses: $48,649.24
  • $1,800,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Tire

    • Injury: Death of a child
    • Net to Client: $1,054,697.35
    • Attorney Fees: $684,000.00
    • Expenses: $61,302.65
  • $1,775,000 Total Recovery

    18 Wheeler

    • Injury: Death of a child
    • Net to Client: $1,054,523.44
    • Attorney Fees: $710,000.00
    • Expenses: $10,476.56
  • $1,750,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Seatbelt

    • Injury: Quadriplegic
    • Net to Client: $609,303.48
    • Attorney Fees: $875,000.00
    • Expenses: $265,696.52
  • $1,750,000 Total Recovery

    Tire/Vehicle Defect

    • Injury: Head Injury
    • Net to Client: $952,035.98
    • Attorney Fees: $678,000.00
    • Expenses: $119,964.02
  • $1,700,000 Total Recovery

    Tire Defect

    • Injury: Neck Fusion
    • Net to Client: $796,430.92
    • Attorney Fees: $765,000.00
    • Expenses: $138,569.08
  • $1,700,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Crane

    • Injury: Crushed Leg  & Back Injuries
    • Net to Client: $1,227,000.43
    • Attorney Fees: $566,333.33
    • Expenses: $30,389.61
  • $1,700,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Vehicle

    • Injury: Quadriplegic
    • Net to Client: $978,290.36
    • Attorney Fees: $680,000.00
    • Expenses: $41,709.64
  • $1,600,000 Total Recovery

    Fall – Tanker Truck

    • Injury: Head Injuries
    • Net to Client: $855,002.26
    • Attorney Fees: $415,906.68
    • Expenses: $329,091.06
  • $1,600,000 Total Recovery

    Product Defect Wheelchair

    • Injury: Leg Fracture
    • Net to Client: $902,409.25
    • Attorney Fees: $639,999.70
    • Expenses: $57,509.75
  • $1,550,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Tire

    • Injury: Mulitple Femur Fractures
    • Net to Client: $905,493.05
    • Attorney Fees: $516,666.66
    • Expenses: $127,840.29
  • $1,500,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Tire

    • Injury: Head Injury/ Ortho
    • Net to Client: $748,290.09
    • Attorney Fees: $600,000.00
    • Expenses: $151,709.91
  • $1,500,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Rim

    • Injury: Head/Facial Injury
    • Net to Client: $846,856.42
    • Attorney Fees: $600,000.00
    • Expenses: $53,143.58
  • $1,500,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Seatbelt

    • Injury: Ejection - Death 
    • Net to Client: $796,674.13
    • Attorney Fees: $600,000.00
    • Expenses: $103,325.87
  • $1,500,000 Total Recovery

    Tire Defect

    • Injury: Head Injury/ Ortho
    • Net to Client: $537,427.63
    • Attorney Fees: $537,427.62
    • Expenses: $425,144.75
  • $1,345,848 Total Recovery

    Medical Malpractice

    • Injury: Head Injury
    • Net to Client: $808,499.53
    • Attorney Fees: $488,616.00
    • Expenses: $88,732.47
  • $1,325,900 Total Recovery

    Medical Malpractice

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $720,758.96
    • Attorney Fees: $530,360.00
    • Expenses: $74,781.04
  • $1,325,900 Total Recovery

    Medical Malpractice

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $720,758.96
    • Attorney Fees: $530,360.00
    • Expenses: $74,781.04
  • $1,300,000 Total Recovery

    Nursing Home

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $1,226,305.34
    • Attorney Fees: $433,333.33
    • Expenses: $39,666.24
  • $1,250,000 Total Recovery

    Dram Shop

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $831,233.71
    • Attorney Fees: $416,666.66
    • Expenses: $2,099.63
  • $1,250,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Tire

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $669,231.47
    • Attorney Fees: $500,000.00
    • Expenses: $80,768.53
  • $1,200,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Tire

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $615,458.38
    • Attorney Fees: $456,962.28
    • Expenses: $127,579.34
  • $1,200,000 Total Recovery

    Commercial Fraud

    • Injury: Financial
    • Net to Client: $6596,209.21
    • Attorney Fees: $298,585.66
    • Expenses: $14,414.34
  • $1,100,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Seatbelt

    • Injury: Death
    • Net to Client: $483,116.80
    • Attorney Fees: $440,000.00
    • Expenses: $176,883.20
  • $1,000,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Crane Wire

    • Injury: Multiple Femur Fractures
    • Net to Client: $554,137.89
    • Attorney Fees: $400,000.00
    • Expenses: $45,862.11
  • $1,000,000 Total Recovery

    Defective Vehicle

    • Injury: Head Injury/Ortho
    • Net to Client: $440,977.45
    • Attorney Fees: $400,000.00
    • Expenses: $159,022.55
  • $1,000,000 Total Recovery

    Premises

    • Injury: Rape
    • Net to Client: $656,175.60
    • Attorney Fees: $333,333.33
    • Expenses: $10,491.07
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