$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.
How Common Are Brain Injuries?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are nearly 1.5 million traumatic brain injuries that result in emergency room (ER) visits, hospitalizations, and deaths every year.
That same data shows that, in 2019, there were approximately 223,135 TBI-related hospitalizations. CDC statistics show that in 2020, there were 64,362 TBI-related deaths. Nearly half of the ED visits and the majority of hospitalizations included children.
Some individuals are more at risk for brain injuries than others.
For example, fatal brain injuries caused by falls are most common among those over the age of 75. At the same time, motor vehicle accidents, and more specifically a passenger car crash, result in many brain injuries for those 15 to 44.
CDC data shows that TBIs are twice as likely to result in men being hospitalized than they are for women. TBIs result in three times the amount of premature deaths for men compared to women.
How Do Brain Injuries Happen?
The leading causes of brain injuries include:
- Being struck by or against an object
- A car accident
- Sports injuries
- Violence—self-inflicted or otherwise
According to the above-referenced CDC data, nearly half of all ER visits that resulted in patients’ TBI diagnoses were the result of a falling accident.
If a personal injury victim passes out, trips, or gets caught on something, it’s difficult for them to catch themselves. Depending on where injury victims fall, they could hit their heads on an object on the way down or strike their heads on the ground.
Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
There are a variety of symptoms that are associated with a traumatic brain injury. How those symptoms manifest themselves depends on the severity of the injury.
Understanding Brain Injury Severity
The severity of a traumatic brain injury ranges from mild to severe and has the following impacts on victims:
- Mild Injury: This type of personal injury can include a brief change in consciousness or mental status.
- Severe Injury: This type of personal injury can result in an extended period of unconsciousness, amnesia, or even death.
Initial Signs of a Brain Injury Among Adults
While it’s important to get checked out after any personal injury incident, it’s particularly important to see a medical professional by heading to the emergency room if you’ve hit your head and are experiencing:
- A headache that won’t go away
- Decreased coordination
- Slurred speech
- Severe drowsiness
Initial Signs of Brain Injury Among Children
In addition to the aforementioned brain injury symptoms, children may also: