Truck Accident Lawyers in Corpus Christi
Big Rigs Mean Big Wrecks
When drivers of 18-wheelers and big rigs get too tired or are poorly trained, they can and do cause deadly accidents. And when you see trucking companies putting a lot of big rigs on highways running day and night, it’s not surprising that a lot of innocent people get hurt or killed. Driver negligence, poor company policies, and lack of oversight can all play a part. We know how to dig up the dirt on trucking companies.
At The Edwards Law Firm, we have the experience and staff to properly investigate the cause of commercial vehicle accidents – and to litigate against big trucking companies when they are at fault. Our team of experienced Corpus Christi truck accident lawyers works to uncover the truth behind 18-wheeler crashes. We have a successful track record in recovering fair compensation for our clients so they can move forward.
To find out how we can help you, call (361) 541-6333. Your initial consultation is free!
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Wrecks involving 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks can have a variety of causes:
- Driver fatigue
- Drug and alcohol use
- Truck driver negligence
- Trucking company negligence
- Dangerous or aggressive drivers
- Defective truck parts
- Trucks that do not pass inspections
- Breaking Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations
Trucking Company Negligence & Wrongdoing
In many cases, the blame falls on the trucking companies rather than the drivers. It is a company’s legal responsibility to properly train their drivers and ensure they are fully licensed before they hit the road. While there are federal and state laws and regulations that truckers and their companies must abide by, catastrophic accidents do happen. Many of these preventable accidents occur as a result of negligence and failure to properly follow safety rules to keep other motorists safe. To make more money, trucking companies sometimes cut corners and put inexperienced or overworked drivers out on the road before they are ready.
Refinery - Fell into Tank $11,500,000 Total Recovery
Injury: Death | Net to Client: $6,842,546.09 | Attorney Fees: $3,500,000.00 | Expenses: $157,453.91
Premises Negligence $10,750,000 Total Recovery
Injury: Head Injury | Net to Client: $7,166,666.67 | Attorney Fees: $3,583,333.33 | Expenses: $0
18 Wheeler $9,660,000 Total Recovery
Injury: Death | Net to Client: $6,337,277.94 | Attorney Fees: $3,197,915.63 | Expenses: $124,806.43
18 Wheeler $9,000,000 Total Recovery
Injury: Head Injury | Net to Client: $5,069,061.09 | Attorney Fees: $3,600,000.00 } Expenses: $330,938.91
Defective Truck $8,200,000 Total Recovery
Injury: Death | Net to Client: $6,308,812.01 | Attorney Fees: $1,840,544.68 | Expenses: $50,643.31
Premises Liability $7,810,000 Total Recovery
Injury: Rape | Net to Client: $5,156,632.89 | Attorney Fees: $2,602,943.48 | Expenses: $50,423.63
Seat-belt/Rollover $7,535,000 Total Recovery
Injury: Brain Injury | Net to Client: $4,037,523.89 | Attorney Fees: $3,014,000.00 | Expenses: $483,476.11
18 Wheeler $7,000,000 Total Recovery
Injury: Death/Serious Injury | Net to Client: $4,094,098.23 | Attorney Fees: $2,800,000.00 | Expenses: $105,901.77
Seatback Failure $6,625,000 Total Recovery
Injury: Head Injury | Net to Client: $3,414,561.37 | Attorney Fees: $2,650,000.00 | Expenses: $560,438.63
Oilfield Accident $5,842,228.75 Total Recovery
Injury: Death | Net to Client: $3,441,771.42 | Attorney Fees: $2,314,953.94 | Expenses: $85,703.38
Tire Defect/Seatbelt $5,820,000 Total Recovery
Injury: Death/Head/Ortho | Net to Client: $2,917,287.51 | Attorney Fees: $2,328,000.00 | Expenses: $574,712.49
Products/Medical Malpractice $5,629,000 Total Recovery
Injury: Paraplegic | Net to Client: $2,987,859.17 | Attorney Fees: $2,251,600.00 | Expenses: $389,540.83
For our firm, it is not about the money - we take profound joy in helping our clients get the recoveries they deserve.
William R. Edwards & William R. Edwards III are Board Certified® by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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We are leaders in advocating for ethical conduct by attorneys practicing in the field of personal injury.
Strong Case Results
We are not afraid to go to trial & have recovered millions of dollars in recoveries for our clients.
We are committed to affecting real change both within our community and across the nation.
The Edwards Law Firm has been in practice and taking personal injury cases since 1962.
We are very grateful for their help in handling this situation.- Claudia B.
I really felt they were taking care of me on a personal level.- Allison H.
They pride themselves on excellent results for their personal injury clients.- Jeff G.
They were courteous and resolved the case quickly.- Vicki C.
Professional. Honest. Compassionate.- Tina J.