$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 Premises Liability Laws
The premises liability laws in Texas can be complex and hard to understand. That’s why a premises liability attorney is helpful to have on your side—they’ll be able to explain all of the confusing aspects of the law to you and ensure you’re protected under Texas Code.
When you’re filing a claim, the first thing that your lawyer will need to clarify is that the property owner owed you a duty of care. This is crucial to your claim, because if it turns out that you weren’t owed a duty of care, then you won’t have a claim to file. There are three classifications of visitors that you can look to in order to determine whether or not the property owner owed you the duty of care.
Here are the three classifications of visitors, according to Texas Code:
- Invitee. This type of visitor is owed the most care when they’re on the property. Invitees are invited onto the property by the owner and have permission to be there because they are present for the benefit of themselves and the property owner. For example, a consumer going into a business to shop around would be considered an invitee. Since they are owed the highest duty of care, the property owner must make them aware of any hazards or repair the hazard before they’re on the premises. They also must fix any dangerous conditions that could be discovered with reasonable inspection.
- Licensee. This type of visitor is owed less care than an invitee but is still owed a level of care when they’re on the property. They have explicit consent to be on the property because it’s for their benefit. Property owners must warn the licensee of any hazards that they know about, or they need to repair the dangerous conditions.
- Trespasser. Trespassers are owed the least duty of care. For the most part, property owners do not need to keep trespassers safe because they are on the property illegally. However, if gross negligence is involved on the property owner’s behalf, then they could be liable for an injury to a trespasser.
You might not know which distinction you fall under, which is why you could use the help of our Austin, TX premises liability lawyer. We’ll be look into what happened to determine what level of care you were owed when you were on the property.