$73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury
The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.
Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury
The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.
$16 Million Truck Accident
Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.
$14 Million Dram Shop Liability
Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.
13 Million Work Injury
Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.
13 Million Truck Accident
Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.
When Do I Need a Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer?
Not every slip and fall accident calls for the filing of a personal injury claim against a negligent property owner. However, it may be necessary to contact an experienced attorney if any of the following applies to your situation:
- You suffered severe injuries
- Your medical bills are outpacing your earnings
- You have lost wages from being unable to work
- The property owner is denying liability
- The insurance company is disputing what you are owed
- There may be more than one at-fault party
- You are unsure how to gather evidence or prove liability
- You are unable to focus on your recovery because of the claims process
You don’t have to take on the burden of filing a serious personal injury case on your own. Buckingham & Vega Law Firm is here for you.
What Makes Buckingham & Vega Law Firm Different?
The slip and fall attorneys of Buckingham & Vega Law Firm are experienced in a variety of personal injury practice areas, including premises liability. Our dedication to providing aggressive legal representation to accident victims is unparalleled in Albuquerque and the Bernalillo County area.
Our legal team will guide you through the legal process as you seek justice and maximum compensation for your fall injuries. When we take on a slip and fall case, we:
- Conduct an in-depth investigation into what caused your fall accident
- Collect evidence from the scene of the fall and review any security footage that captured the accident
- Speak with property owners and any other at-fault parties
- Record eyewitness statements
- Review your medical records to prove the extent of your injuries
- Correctly tally the worth of your past, current, and future medical expenses
- Value the worth of your economic and non-economic damages to determine how much you are owed
We take most personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don’t collect any payment upfront. Instead, we only get paid if we win your case, at which point we collect our legal fees as only a small percentage of your overall award. This approach allows us to make the services of our legal practice available to those who might be otherwise unable to afford to work with a lawyer.
Where Fall Accidents Occur in New Mexico
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere and at any time. However, in our experience handling complex premises liability claims, we have come to recognize some of the most common places that fall accidents occur:
- Grocery stores
- Stores and shopping centers
- Parking lots
- Nursing homes
Whether you see the site of your accident listed above or were injured in another location, we are standing by to speak with you. Schedule a free consultation today so that we can discuss your slip and fall claim in more detail.
The Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Albuquerque
Slip and Fall Accident Frequently Asked Questions
At your free consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to sit down in a one-on-one setting with a slip and fall lawyer from Buckingham & Vega Law Firm. During this no-obligation consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to go over your fall claim, discuss what proper compensation might look like in your case, and ask any questions about the process of filing an injury claim with the insurance company.
You might also find the following answers to frequently asked slip and fall accident questions helpful as you wait to meet with someone at our personal injury law office.
How Long Will It Take To Recover From My Slip and Fall Injury?
The time it takes to recover from a slip and fall accident is highly contingent upon where the fall occurred and the severity of your injuries. The typical fall accident requires weeks or even months of recovery, during which time you might be out of work, dealing with lost wages on top of mounting medical expenses. If you are one of the 800,000 people hospitalized for fall injuries every year, your recovery time could be even longer.
If you are dealing with any of these challenges, do not hesitate to contact a slip-and-fall attorney as soon as possible.
Do I Have a Slip and Fall Accident Case?
It is impossible to say whether you have a valid slip and fall claim without first meeting in person to discuss your fall accident. If you’ve been injured in a fall and are eager to recover compensation or are unsure how to gather evidence that proves your case, you may schedule a free consultation with our personal injury law office.
What if I Was Partly at Fault for My Albuquerque Slip and Fall Accident?
Being partially at fault for your accident does not disqualify you from securing compensation in an insurance settlement. New Mexico injury law operates on the concept of pure comparative negligence. This means that you may file a slip-and-fall accident claim even if you played a role in the accident. Your total award will be proportionately reduced by your percentage of fault, though. This means that if you were 10% at fault, your settlement would be reduced by 10%.
While you might feel relieved that you are still able to recover compensation even if you played a small role in the accident, a property owner and their insurer might try to exploit New Mexico’s comparative negligence laws by placing a larger percentage of the blame on you. Do not allow yourself to be bullied into receiving less than you are owed—contact a slip-and-fall lawyer today.
How Long Do I Have To File a Premises Liability Claim?
New Mexico state law affords fall injury victims three years from the date of their accident to file a slip and fall claim. Although this is a longer timeframe than some other states grant, the years will pass by much more quickly than you realize. There are also special statutes of limitations for slip and fall accidents that take place on public property that greatly limit the time you have to take legal action. An Albuquerque slip and fall lawyer from Buckingham & Vega Law Firm can help determine which statute of limitations applies to your specific case.
Can I Afford To Work With a Slip and Fall Attorney?
Does working with an Albuquerque slip-and-fall lawyer seem out of your financial reach? The good news is that working with our law office is much more affordable than you may realize. Our attorneys regularly work with injury clients on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t ask for any payment upfront. In fact, we don’t get paid unless you do. We find that this arrangement is especially effective as it creates a shared goal between attorney and client.