$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.
Texas Truck Wreck Statistics
Looking at the 2020 statistics surrounding commercial motor vehicle crashes in Texas can help drivers understand how frequently these types of collisions happen and the results that come from them. Knowing the different levels of injuries that typically result from wrecks with 18 wheelers can help you in your claim process so that you can better evaluate what you’ve been through.
The Texas Department of Transportation reported these numbers for truck accidents and their resulting damages in 2020 in Potter and Randall counties combined:
- 344 Total Crashes
- 267 Non-Injury Crashes
- 32 Possible Injury Crashes
- 28 Non-Incapacitating Injury Crashes
- 9 Suspected Serious Injury Crashes
- 5 Fatal Injury Crashes
Looking at these numbers, it can be seen that nearly 10 percent of all crashes caused some form of injury to the victims involved. This might seem like a small percentage, but that really means about 1 in 10 people involved in a wreck with a commercial motor vehicle will likely suffer from injuries from the collision.
Even though these are just the numbers for physical injuries incurred in tractor trailer crashes, it’s important to also remember that property damage is common in these types of accidents as well. So even if the people involved were not injured, they could still have damaged property that needs to be replaced or repaired.
Your Amarillo, TX truck accident attorney will be able to help you determine what level of injury you suffered from your collision and figure out what you’re owed in compensation for what you’ve incurred. If the injuries were fatal, they’ll help your family recover what they’re owed for your untimely death caused by someone else’s negligence.
Possible Parties at Fault for a Large Truck Wreck
When you first get into a wreck with an 18 wheeler, you might immediately assume that the truck driver was the person at fault. However, that might not be the case when it comes to what happened to you. There are many different parties who could have been responsible for the crash that caused your injuries and other damages.
Here are some of the parties you might be able to hold accountable when a tractor trailer has collided with you:
- Truck driver
- Other drivers
- Trucking company
- Truck part manufacturer
- Government entity