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David G. Edwards. has successfully handled thousands of cases. The following case profiles are some examples of the past cases handled by David G. Edwards individually and with his previous firm. The amounts shown are the present value of actual amount awarded or paid. Often these amounts are used to fund structured annuities, resulting in payouts over time often several times the amount paid.

Auto Accident

(Personal Injury)

A 42 year old seasonal truck driver was injured while a passenger in a single vehicle accident. He suffered a fractured vertebrae that required surgical correction.


Result: $1,000,000


Solo Vehicle Rollover

(Personal Injury)

A 47 year old sales representative suffered a central spine cord injury in a solo motor vehicle accident on a pig hunting trip. There was limited insurance coverage on the vehicle she was riding in, but innovative advocacy was able to secure over a 4 million dollar settlement from the land owner and other insurance policies, after David G. Edwards successfully opposed motions for summary judgments made by the defendants.


Result: $4,000,000


Auto Accident

(Wrongful Death)

A 28-year-old single, unemployed mother of three was killed in an auto vs. truck accident in San Bernardino County.


Result: $3,000,000


Cement Truck Accident

(Personal Injury)

A 43-year old concrete finisher from Fresno was injured when a chute from defendant’s cement truck struck his leg after breaking off of the truck, severely injuring his left leg.


Result: $1,400,000


Auto Accident

(Personal Injury)

A 30-year old hairdresser from Kingsburg was six months pregnant when her vehicle was struck by a truck on Golden State Boulevard. The injury caused a premature abruption of the mother’s placenta and the baby was delivered by C-section two days later. The baby suffered injuries related to her prematurity. An action was brought against the trucking company and the business that the trucker was turning into at the time.


Result: $4,300,000


Pedestrian Accident

(Personal Injury)

The primary plaintiff, a 43 year old car wash worker, suffered severe leg injuries when a customer at the car wash struck her with her vehicle. Her sister witnessed the accident and was awarded $50,000.00

Result: $1,350,000


Auto Accident

(Wrongful Death)

A 21 year old seasonal firefighter was killed as a result of being hit by defendant’s truck at an intersection. Mr. Edwards represented her parents in an action against the truck driver and the company for whom he was hauling.


Result: $1,500,000


Auto Accident

(Wrongful Death)

A seven year old girl was killed while a passenger in a vehicle driven by her mother when they were struck by a truck. Mr. Edwards represented the 32 year old divorced father of the seven year old in a wrongful death action against the trucking company.

Result: $1,500,000


Bicycle Accident


A five-year-old girl rode her bike from a driveway into a residential street and was struck by a passing car. She suffered serious injuries, primarily to her eye.

Result: $1,000,000


Auto Accident

(Alcohol Liability)

A 19 and 16 year-old student were passengers in a vehicle and were killed when the driver, an 18 year old friend, lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree. All attended a local high school together. All three had been served alcohol at a Fresno tavern and were legally intoxicated. David G. Edwards represented the families of the decedents in an action against the tavern.

Result $ 947,500


Motor Vehicle Accident

(Personal Injury)

The plaintiff, a 28-year-old carpenter in Fresno, suffered the traumatic amputation of both legs below the knee, when he rear-ended defendant’s low-boy trailer carrying a yellow bulldozer. The accident occurred at noon on a clear day. The defendant had stopped to make a legal left turn from highway 99 – but his trailer blocked the fast lane.

Result: $900,000


Refrigerator Malfunction

(Products Liability)

A fruit packing company in Sanger suffered a loss to their grapes held in storage and their business reputation due to the failure of a recently installed refrigeration system.

Result: $1,325.000


Uninsured Motor Vehicle Accident

(Personal Injury)

The plaintiff, a 48 year old fire suppression system installer, severely injured his left foot in a motor vehicle accident with an uninsured motorist. Plaintiff made an uninsured motorist claim with his employer’s insurance company.

Result: $800,000


Bad Faith Insurance Case

(Insurance)

A 40-year-old farmer from dos Palos suffered a $29,000 crop loss as a result of an over spray of herbicide. The responsible insurance company offered to pay only $ 9,600. The plaintiff sued contending the insurance company acted in bad faith.

Result: $1,043,000


Auto Accident

(Personal Injury)

A 29 year old secretary for a construction company suffered orthopedic injuries involving her left arm and left leg in a two vehicle auto accident.


Result: $950,000


Forklift Accident

(Personal Injury)

A 42 year old forklift repairman from Fresno sustained injuries to both feet when he was struck by a forklift in defendant’s cold storage facility.

Result: $750,000


Pedestrian vs. Auto Accident

(Personal Injury)

A 25 year old woman lost her spleen as a result of a pedestrian vs. auto accident.

Result: $500,000


Solo Truck Accident

(Personal Injury)
A 14 year old girl who was a passenger in a truck being driven by her father, suffered orthopedic injuries when her father lost control of his truck on Interstate 80 near Reno.

Result: $575,000


Auto Accident

(Personal Injury)

A 66 year old seasonal air tanker pilot suffered orthopedic injuries in a two vehicle accident in rural Tulare County.

Result: $685,000


Medical Malpractice

(Wrongful Death)

A 64 year old sheet metal worker died as a result of his dermatologist’s failure to diagnose melanoma. Mr. Edwards represented his surviving wife.

Result: $800,000


Auto Accident

(Personal Injury)

A 54 year old caregiver was injured when she was struck from behind after pulling into traffic after being parked at a curb. She sustained a concussion and musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries.

Result: $750,000


Highway Construction

(Personal Injury)

A 59 year old sushi worker suffered significant orthopedic injuries when the vehicle she was a passenger in spun out of control striking a light pole. Action was brought against a construction company and Cal Trans who had recently re-opened the highway after applying sealant that plaintiff contended caused the surface to be slick and caused the solo motor vehicle accident.

Result: $1,150,000


Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 16:10