Protecting the People of Texas
People who suffer serious injuries often experience significant medical, financial and personal challenges. In the aftermath of a serious injury, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of negligence or wrongdoing, Edwards Law can help. Some of the serious personal injury matters handled by the firm include:
- Car accidents
- Commercial trucking accidents
- Products Liability and Defective Products
- Medical Malpractice
- Drownings and Near Drownings
The most critical component of an automotive accident case is to identify the cause of the accident. We gather and assess the physical evidence of an accident. Evidence such as skid marks and crush damage can help determine important facts such as the speed of the other vehicle. It is critical begin the investigation as soon as possible after the accident. Important evidence can disappear. When you contact us, we will start investigating your case. Next, we will help you seek compensation to cover all the current and expected expenses. While you focus on recovering physically from the accident, we will focus on seeking compensation to cover medical bills, rehabilitative costs, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses.
Edwards Law handles business, commercial, and corporate disputes as well as personal injury claims. We represent businesses and corporations of all sizes on a wide range of corporate, partnership, and business litigation.
Design defects arise during the product design phase, or before the product is manufactured. In this situation, every product of that model or type is usually defective. A product has a design defect if a foreseeable risk of harm could have been reduced or eliminated by using another feasible design and the failure to use this alternative design caused the product to be unsafe. Manufacturing defects exist if there are mistakes or problems during the production phase of a product. Many of the products which come off the assembly line may be safe, but other products come off the same assembly line with a defect. The manufacturer may be held liable for failing to detect the defect before the product reaches the consumer.
In many instances of accidental drowning, failures by pool supervisors, operators, or owners led to the conditions, which allowed victims to accidentally drown. A number of well-known negligent factors may have culminated in the accidental drowning or near drowning of your loved one.
When we are prescribed a drug or medical device, or when we purchase a product, we expect that the drug, device, or product is safe. We expect that we have been adequately advised of any risks associated with its use. Unfortunately, when huge profits are at stake, serious health risks can often be downplayed, hidden or ignored.
The Federal Tort Claims Act is a federal statute that allows for lawsuits against the federal government in certain instances. Under the FTCA, state law is applied as to the basic elements of the tort claim. The state law that is applied is the law where the incident occurred.
Law enforcement officials have legal obligations toward the people in police custody, whether those people are in a squad car, a city jail or a state prison. They are required to protect the safety of the people under their supervision. When they do not take proper care and injury or death results, they can be held liable for the consequences of their actions or inactions.
When doctors violate the standard of care and their patient is injured, they bear legal responsibility. The same is true for lawyers. However, not all mistakes are of such gravity or consequence that the client may recover. Essentially the injured client must show that actual damages have occurred.
Doctors, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, medical technicians, and other healthcare professionals have the most important responsibility imaginable, the health and well being of our loved ones. Although most of these specialists do their jobs well, when they fail to meet the standards set out by their profession, the effects can be devastating. People can suffer serious, lifelong injuries or even death. When this occurs, they and their families have the right to bring a claim against the negligent party. Jeff Edwards and his firm have successfully handled numerous medical malpractice claims throughout Texas, including Austin, San Marcos, Houston, Midland, San Angelo, Dallas, San Antonio, and Killeen, among others. Contact our firm in Austin, Texas today to meet with us to discuss your case.
While members of the police force are paid to enforce laws and protect the public, they sometimes go too far. They may engage in dangerous behavior, including excessive force that endangers and violates the rights of citizens.
We specialize in products liability litigation on behalf of injured victims and the surviving families of those killed by dangerous and defective manufactured goods of all kinds. Not only does products liability maintain a large part of our broader personal injury practice, our experience with the investigation and proof of defective products claims also allows us to consider an action against a manufacturer in negligence cases ranging from car accidents to commercial airline disasters.
Truck drivers who are responsible for crashing their tractor-trailers are very likely to seriously injure or kill anyone they may strike with their motor vehicle. Because of a tractor-trailer’s size and weight, the injuries and damages that result from accidents involving this type of motor vehicle tend to be more severe than injuries resulting from car accidents.
A wrongful death action is intended to compensate the plaintiffs for their own losses rather than the losses incurred by the deceased. The plaintiffs are not entitled to certain types of damages normally recoverable in a personal injury claim, such as the wrongful death victim’s medical expenses, lost income and property damage. These claims belong to the wrongful death victim’s estate and may be recoverable by the personal representative of the victim in a “survival action.” While a wrongful death action compensates the heirs for their own losses as a result of the victim’s death, the claims in a survival action belonged to the wrongful death victim and passed to the victim’s estate upon death.