Nueces County Car Wreck Attorneys Working to Protect the Rights of Auto Accident Victims

Auto accidents happen every day, and they can inflict serious personal injuries on drivers, passengers, or anyone else involved in a collision. Even a car wreck that may seem minor can involve significant property damage, and a person may suffer injuries that may not make themselves fully known until weeks or months after the collision occurred. Car crash victims can take steps to pursue compensation for all of the ways they have been affected by a collision, and by working with an experienced attorney, they can ensure that the damages they have suffered will be fully addressed.

The Edwards Law Firm has a proven track record of obtaining fair compensation for its clients. Our lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience in personal injury cases, and we have obtained numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. We work to ensure that car accident victims receive fair compensation that will allow them to move ahead with their lives and address their ongoing needs. We understand the serious nature of auto accident injuries that result in long-term disabilities or wrongful death, and we are dedicated to protecting the rights of victims in these cases.

Legal Help With Multiple Types of Car Wrecks

Following a collision, we can investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash to determine who was responsible. We will act quickly to gather and preserve relevant evidence and identify the liable parties. By establishing liability, we can help victims take action to pursue compensation from a negligent driver or any other parties who were at fault. We also help our clients understand how Texas' proportionate responsibility laws apply in situations where they may have been partially at fault for a collision. A plaintiff will be able to recover compensation if they were less at fault for a collision than the defendant, and the amount of damages awarded will be reduced by the plaintiff's percentage of fault.

We assist with car accident cases involving:

  • Drunk driving - Even though driving while intoxicated is illegal, many drivers choose to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol or using drugs. We work to ensure that drivers who were under the influence are held responsible for the harm they have caused to others.
  • Dangerous highways - Collisions may occur because a road or intersection had an unsafe design or was not properly maintained. We help victims hold government authorities responsible for their failure to protect the safety of the public.
  • Rideshare drivers - Passengers who hire vehicles through apps such as Uber and Lyft, drivers in other vehicles, or pedestrians may be injured in collisions with drivers working for these companies. We work to address insurance issues in these cases or take legal action against negligent rideshare companies.
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorists - Victims may encounter difficulties in cases where a driver who caused an accident was uninsured. We work to help our clients receive coverage through their own insurance policies.
  • Distracted driving - Accidents are often caused by drivers who fail to pay attention to the road, such as by texting or talking on cell phones while driving. We work to ensure that these drivers are held responsible for their negligence.
  • Traffic violations - Actions such as speeding, tailgating, disobeying traffic signals, or making illegal turns can lead to dangerous collisions. We help victims gather evidence of these drivers' negligence so that they may be held liable for the injuries and damages they have caused.
  • Defective auto parts - We work with our clients to pursue product liability claims in cases involving defective brakestiresairbags, or other motor vehicle components.

FAQs

If I Was Clearly Not at Fault for a Car Accident, Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

Answer: Insurance companies have adjusters and lawyers who are skilled at minimizing claims. Their job is to settle your car accident claim for the lowest possible amount. Insurance representatives love injured parties who do not have legal representation, because these individuals may not know how much their claim is actually worth, and they can often be tricked or pressured into accepting a lowball offer. We will take the time to calculate the true amount you deserve to recover, and we will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive the proper coverage.

What Do I Need to Prove to Recover Damages From a Car Crash?
You will need to show that the driver who hurt you was driving carelessly in some way. This might mean that they were speeding, failed to stop at a red light, or were intoxicated. There are a number of ways to prove negligence. Our lawyers are skilled investigators and can often determine exactly what careless mistake the other driver made to cause your crash.
What if I Was Hit by a Commercial Truck?

18-wheelers can cause an extreme amount of damage when they collide with another vehicle. Commercial truck drivers are subject to multiple state and federal regulations that regular drivers do not have to worry about. Often, 18-wheeler accidents happen because the driver violated one of these regulations. Hours of service violations are far too common, leading to driver fatigue that can increase the likelihood of truck wrecks. You may be able to recover compensation from the driver, the trucking company, or their insurance policy.

What Types of Damages Can I Recover?

When you stop to think about it, the financial costs and losses associated with getting hurt in a car accident really add up. Medical costs, of course, are compensable. If you had to take time off work to recover, you could recover your lost wages. If your injuries were so severe that you cannot return to the job you had, you may be compensated for your lost future earnings. Damages for emotional distress and loss of quality of life may also come into play. Our lawyers can help you add up all of your accident-related expenses and losses to make sure we are demanding the full amount you deserve.

If My Family Member Was Killed by a Negligent Driver, Can I Sue?

If one of your immediate family members lost their life in a car accident, you may be able to bring a wrongful death case. In a wrongful death case, damages may be calculated a little differently. If you relied on your family member’s financial support, you may be awarded damages that cover the loss of support. You may also receive compensation for the loss of a loving relationship, the loss of services that your loved one provided, and your grief, sorrow, and emotional trauma. We can help you better understand what your rights may be after such a tragic loss.

What if My Crash Was Caused by a Defective Car Part?

You may have a product liability case against the party who designed, manufactured, or installed the defective part.

If the Accident Was Partially My Fault, Can I Still Recover Compensation?

Texas uses a proportionate responsibility system. As long as you were not more responsible for the crash than the other party, you can still recover compensation from the driver or other parties who were primarily responsible. If you are awarded damages, the amount you receive may be reduced by the percentage that you were at fault.

Contact Our Corpus Christi Car Accident Attorneys

Our firm works with auto accident victims to ensure that they can receive full and fair compensation for their injuries. To set up a free consultation and get legal help with your case, contact our office at 361-320-6752. We assist with car crash cases in Nueces County, Kingsville, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Portland, Aransas Pass, Robstown, Alice, and Rockport.

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