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Burn injuries are some of the most severe because of the long-term damage associated with them. For instance, you may endure physical pain, cosmetic scarring, trauma, mental anguish, and more. The severity of these damages makes burns catastrophic injuries.

If you ever sustain a burn injury, you must know the source of the damage. There are many different types of burn injuries you should know about, as they could help you understand the potential cause and liability.

Burn Injury Types

  • Thermal Burns: Thermal burns are some of the most common because of their cause and how exposed many people are to the dangers. This type of burn comes from contact with high temperatures, including touching very hot water or metals, as well as flames.

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When you think of personal injury law, you may imagine that all cases are similar. You may think they all involve injuries of any level, negligence, and potential compensation. However, courts throughout Corpus Christi and all of Texas consider the severity of the injury when determining the specific amount of damages to award.

The most severe injuries receive the label of “catastrophic.” These types of injuries are some of the most devastating, often resulting in permanent damage and disability. Because of the ramifications of these injuries, the consideration for compensation often heightens. The value of the case may increase.

If you or someone you love suffers a catastrophic injury, it's vital to recognize what type of injury it is and what you can do in the aftermath. Three of the most common catastrophic injuries include the following:

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Attorney William Edwards is both the founder and a senior partner of The Edwards Law Firm in Corpus Christi. For years, he has acted as the lead, guide, and mentor of our personal injury law firm, being a role model for our legal team and our clients alike.

In recent recognition of all that he does, Mr. Edwards was presented the President's Award of Merit by the State Bar of Texas during its 80th Annual Assembly. This is a fantastic honor that celebrates his star-studded career and outstanding example he has created in his profession. To make the award all the more exemplary for Mr. Edwards, he was the only recipient of the President's Award of Merit this year.

In particular, the State Bar of Texas recognized Attorney William Edwards for:

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If you own a late-model Nissan and the anti-lock brake warning light stays on for more than 10 seconds, Nissan says don't drive the vehicle and park it outdoors, away from structures and other cars. A defect in the anti-lock brake pump can leak brake fluid onto a circuit board, causing an electrical short and a fire, Nissan said. Due to this risk, Nissan is recalling some 240,000 vehicles to check and replace faulty pumps in more than half of them. Models affected are:

  • 2015 to 2017 Nissan Murano
  • 2016 and 2017 Nissan Maxima
  • 2017 through 2018 Nissan Pathfinder
  • 2017 Infiniti QX60 vehicles

Some Muranos were recalled for the same problem in 2016. Nissan said if the anti-lock brake light stays on, owners should immediately contact Nissan or Infiniti to have the vehicle towed to a dealer. Dealers will inspect the pump serial numbers and replace them if necessary starting Oct. 15. Most of the recalled vehicles are in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. To see if your vehicle is affected, enter its VIN number at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

Widow receives a jury verdict against Chrysler in the death of her husband who was ejected in a rollover crash. At trial, Billy Edwards proves Dodge Caravan seatbelts were defectively designed, making them prone to unlatching during collisions – and that the company knew it. The national news show 20/20 ran an expose of the issue. As a result of the lawsuit, Chrysler redesigned its seatbelts to make them safer.


Yvonne Moran lost her husband to tragedy in 1996 but, together with the Edwards Firm, transformed that loss into greater safety for millions of drivers and their passengers around the world.

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