The Story of Kenedy County: Are you familiar with it?

For many people, Kenedy County is just a long stretch of land and highway along the route to and from the border. But anyone who lives in the area knows that there is much more to the story.

The Kenedy Ranch Museum located in the little town of Sarita reveals the rich and beautiful history of the area and its namesake. For those who aren’t familiar with the story, it’s about three generations of the Kenedy family and their role in the history of South Texas.

The story begins with Mifflin Kenedy. He and his business partner, Richard King (founder of the King Ranch) were steamboat captains along the Rio Grande. They used the money they made from this venture to invest in thousands of acres in South Texas.

The Kenedy family played a crucial role in the development of the region, including land development, ranching, railroads, and oil.

Many people recognize the King name because it’s now synonymous with fine leather goods. But I wonder how many know about the role of the Kenedy family? Would more people visit the museum and learn about this history if they knew it was there?

Sometimes in life, we miss out on things simply because we don’t know about them. This happens often in the legal field – especially with personal injury cases.

Because of the large number of company vehicles and big rigs traveling the roads of South Texas, there is an increased risk for accidents.

The companies that lease and own these vehicles are very aware of the risks, and they manage these risks with insurance and lawyers. But the victims, people who live along the roads in South Texas, don’t often realize what is going on behind the scenes.

They don’t know that even when they are suing an individual, there is always an insurance company behind the scenes – working against them. Lawyers cannot say the word “insurance” before a jury, but they are there – in the background.

And they want to keep you in the dark so that you will agree to less than what your injury is worth.

Insurance companies often work behind the scenes to quietly settle for less money than what cases are worth. Perhaps that is why you don’t hear about more fair settlements?

For example, in September of 2018, there was a 54-year-old man from Kenedy County who was killed in a head-on collision while traveling down Farm-to-Market Road 237. He and his dog were on the road around noon time when an 18-wheeler veered into his lane and struck his Ford Explorer. The impact left him and his canine companion both dead at the scene.  

The police investigated the situation, but there is no information on whether this Kenedy man’s family received the compensation they deserved for losing a loved one in an accident with an 18-wheeler.

That is why you need someone on your side to fight aggressively for the full and fair compensation that you deserve.

Jason DeSouza is an injury attorney who represents the people of Kenedy County and other South Texas counties. And he is very familiar with the behind-the-scenes tactics of these insurance companies.

If you were involved in an accident with a company truck or 18-wheeler, he can help you get the compensation you deserve for no out of pocket cost to you. You only pay if he wins.

So remember, there is more to the story than you may realize. Behind the scenes is an insurance company working against you. Don’t fight them alone, call Jason DeSouza at 210-714-4215.

DeSouza Law Firm is a leading personal injury firm representing accident victims throughout Texas.

If you’ve been injured by a car, truck, 18 wheeler, company vehicle, or in the oilfield, call DeSouza Injury Lawyers today at 361-799-2222.