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Brunkenhoefer Injury Attorneys - Personal Injury Attorneys of Corpus Christi, Texas

Brunkenhoefer Turman - Corpus Christi Personal Injury Lawyers

The lawyers at Brunkenhoefer Injury Attorneys achieve the best possible results in the shortest amount of time for their personal injury clients. 

Brunkenhoefer is a plaintiff’s personal injury law firm dedicated exclusively to the prosecution of injury and death cases resulting from the wrongful or negligent actions of others. Every member of the firm is a trial lawyer and, although most of our clients’ cases are settled prior to trial, it is our firm’s willingness and ability to litigate any case — anytime, anywhere — that creates the results we achieve both in and out of the courtroom. Our attorneys have represented the victims of serious injury throughout the State of Texas, across the United States, and in several parts of the world. We aggressively pursue claims on behalf of our clients, including those injured or killed in car wrecks, trucking accidents, oilfield and refinery workers, seamen, offshore workers, longshoremen and harborworkers, those injured by defective products, patients injured by negligent healthcare providers, those injured in slip and falls, victims of inadequate security, and virtually every other type of injury that can occur. Contact the Brunkenhoefer Injury Attorneys by calling (361) 888-8808 or by completing this simple contact form. Since there are no up-front costs or fees for a consultation, there is no downside to getting the legal information needed to begin recovering from a serious accident.

Our Attorneys 

Robert “Blake” Brunkenhoefer is a second generation South Texas trial lawyer specializing in the litigation of personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of accident victims and their families. He has been practicing trial law since 1992 and, in the intervening years, Mr. Brunkenhoefer has successfully resolved thousands of cases, many of which have resulted in substantial verdicts or settlements for his clients. Mr. Brunkenhoefer is typically known for his work in the areas of trucking accidents, maritime law, and workplace negligence, where he has obtained significant jury verdicts ranging from over a million dollars to nearly twenty million dollars. However, Mr. Brunkenhoefer has obtained significant jury verdicts and settlements in a wide variety of cases, including:
  • auto/trucking accidents;
  • “seamen’s” cases (i.e., “Jones Act” negligence & vessel “unseaworthiness,” including injuries incurred in connection with mobile offshore drilling units, offshore service vessels, cargo ships, fishing vessels, etc.);
  • Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act claims of third-party contractors on offshore platforms;
  • Longshore & Harbor Workers” Compensation Act (§905(b) claims of longshoremen against vessels);
  • oilfield/refinery accidents;
  • construction/contractor negligence;
  • roadway construction negligence;
  • defective products;
  • premises liability (slip & fall) & premises negligence (employee neglect).

Mr. Brunkenhoefer has been licensed to practice law in all the State Courts of Texas (where he is a Sustaining Member of the Litigation Section), Colorado and Arizona, and, as a result of his national practice, he has been admitted pro hac vice (i.e., on a temporary basis, for the duration of a particular case) in numerous state and federal courts around the country. He has handled cases from Washington, Oregon and California in the west, to Florida, Maryland and Virginia in the east; and Texas and Louisiana in the south, to Iowa and Minnesota in the North; and many other states along the way.

Mr. Brunkenhoefer is a member of numerous professional organizations where he has served the following roles: Corpus Christi Bar Association, Director, 2001-2002; Hidalgo County Bar Association, Member; State Bar of Texas, District 11-A Grievance Committee: Member, 2003-2006 & Panel Chair 2006-2008; The Texas Center for Legal Ethics, Member; Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member; American Association for Justice (f/k/a ATLA), “M Club”; Maritime Law Association of the United States, Member; Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute,Port Director, 2001-2003; Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Member; The National Trial Lawyers, Member.

In respect of his results on behalf of accident victims, Mr. Brunkenhoefer has received many awards and honors, including being given the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards (AV) by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review system. He has also been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer (2011-2015), he was invited into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, he was inducted into the Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame (2013), and, in 2014, he received six Litigator Awards for his achievements in “truck accidents”, “automobile accidents”, “products liability”, “catastrophic injury”, “personal injury” and “wrongful death”. Moreover, as a result of his expertise in the highly-specialized area of admiralty and maritime law, Mr. Brunkenhoefer was identified by his peers as a “Top Notch” Lawyer: Admiralty/Maritime Law (Texas Lawyer “Go To” Guide – 2007). He was the only plaintiff’s lawyer on the list.

In addition, he has been asked to present or participate in seminars on various subjects within the field of maritime law, including: An Overview of Maritime Personal Injuries, R. Blake Brunkenhoefer and Les Cassidy, CORPUS CHRISTI BAR ASSOCIATION’S “ADVANCED PERSONAL INJURY LAW SEMINAR” (Corpus Christi 2005); A Survey on the Impact of Katrina and Rita on the Marine Industry, panel member, “SECOND ANNUAL MARINE & ENERGY SEMINAR” (Las Vegas 2006); and, Compulsory Arbitration for American Seamen, R. Blake Brunkenhoefer and E. Carroll Rogers, LOUISIANA TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION’S “HIGH STAKES ON THE HIGH SEAS: A MARITIME LAW CONFERENCE” (New Orleans 2006). Panel Member (maritime law), Baseball With the Bench 2014 (Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association).

Craig Brunkenhoefer graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law (San Antonio) in 2009, after obtaining his undergraduate degree in Communications from Texas State University in 2006. Practicing alongside his wife (Anna), his practice emphasizes the litigation of motor vehicle and trucking cases, but Craig handles all types of personal injury matters, including maritime accidents, workplace injuries, and premises liability claims. Mr. Brunkenhoefer is admitted to practice law in Texas, and to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. He is a member of the Corpus Christi Bar Association; The Texas Center for Legal Ethics; Texas Trial Lawyers Association; and, the American Association for Justice. Prior to becoming an attorney, Craig was a successful DJ and music producer. In addition to his live performances, he produced a critically-acclaimed remix for a prominent electronic music label and he has participated in the production of a video game soundtrack.

Anna C. Huff Brunkenhoefer obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin before attending St. Mary’s University School of Law (San Antonio) as a Dean’s Scholarship recipient. Practicing alongside her husband (Craig), her practice emphasizes the litigation of motor vehicle cases, though she handles all types of personal injury matters, including workplace injuries, maritime accidents and premises liability claims, as well has serving as the firm’s primary research attorney. Mrs. Brunkenhoefer is admitted to practice law in Texas, and to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. She is a member of the Corpus Christi Bar Association; Coastal Bend Women Lawyers Association; Texas Trial Lawyers Association; and, the American Association for Justice.

Robert E Brunkenhoefer has over 35 years of personal injury plaintiff experience in Texas, and practices in all areas of personal injury litigation. Robert has been a Board Certified Personal Injury Specialist since 1978, and was in the first class of attorneys to be so certified by the Texas State Bar. He has obtained significant plaintiffs’ verdicts in admiralty and maritime, personal injury, premises liability, wrongful death, and products liability cases.

Robert was born in Brady, Texas, but was raised on the Mexican border in the small town of Mercedes. Being raised on the border, Robert became fluent in Spanish. He earned his BA in Economics from Texas A&M, and served in the United States Army through the Corps of Cadets as an Air Defense Artillery Officer. Robert attended law school at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, graduating in 1967.  

Our firm’s practice areas include:

car accidents;

tractor trailer accidents;

bicycle accidents;

motorcycle accidents;

wrongful death claims.

What have the lawyers of Brunkenhoefer Injury Attorneys achieved for their personal injury clients?

$9,421,898 - Motor Vehicle Crash / Road Construction Negligence (Unsafe Construction Zone)
We obtained a $9,421,898.44 verdict in a motor vehicle/road construction negligence case in Nueces County, Texas. Our client worked for a subcontractor setting barrels in a highway construction zone. An elderly driver swerved to avoid another vehicle, ran off the road and struck our client in the construction zone. We alleged that the driver was negligent for his inattentive driving, and we alleged that the general contractor overseeing the construction project was negligent for failing to maintain a proper “clear zone” (i.e., keeping construction workers and subcontractors a safe distance from the roadway to protect against dangers like run-off-the-road vehicles). After a multi-week trial, the jury determined that the driver, our client’s employer and the general contractor were all negligent in causing our client’s paralysis and partial blindness. 

$19,566,610 - Trucking Crash / Road Construction Negligence

We obtained a $19,566,610 verdict against a trucking company and a road contractor in a Dimmit County, Texas case in which our client suffered a significant head injury. The 18-wheeler was operated by one of the nation’s largest interstate trucking companies and its driver rear-ended a passenger van driven by our client. After the initial impact, our client’s vehicle was propelled down the road and off to the right where it struck the back of a parked passenger car belonging to the flagman for the roadway contractor. We alleged that the truck driver’s fatigue or distraction started the crash sequence, and the secondary impact with the flagman’s car was due to him being improperly parked within the 30 foot “clear zone” that is supposed to extend from the edge of the roadway. After a lengthy trial, the jury found both defendants liable for our client’s injuries and damages.

$2,050,000 - Motor Vehicle Crash (Distracted by Cellphone)

We represented the victims and family of a crash in which the distracted employee of an oilfield lease services company disregarded a stop sign while engaged in a telephone call. A father and son died, and the surviving mother was injured. The case was settled prior to trial for the policy limits of the available insurance.

$4,000,000 - Trucking / Roadway Construction Negligence

Our clients were passengers in a van that was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler in a construction zone. Prior to the trial of our van driver’s case, we were able to settle the claims of the other van occupants.

$1,000,000 - Trucking (Unsafe Lane Change)

Plaintiff was driving along a Texas highway when an 18-wheeler changed lanes prematurely, struck the front of our client’s car, and forced her off the road where she slammed into a tree. Our client sustained a head injury and nerve damage as a result. We pursued the motor carrier into (and back out of) bankruptcy and, eventually, the case was settled for the full policy limits of the available insurance. 

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