$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 Semi Truck Accident Statistics
When it comes to tractor trailers, they’re more likely to cause fatal accidents with regular sized passenger vehicles because their size and weight are much larger than other cars. According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), large trucks are up to 30 times heavier than regular cars, which causes accidents between the two to often be catastrophic.
In these collisions, the occupants of passenger vehicles are in more danger of suffering severe injuries and dying. IIHS reports that in fatal semi wrecks, 67 percent of fatalities are the passengers of regular vehicles, and 16 percent of the deaths are the truck drivers. While tractor trailer crashes are dangerous for everyone, they’re significantly more fatal for the people in normal cars.
In Texas, there were 546 total fatal wrecks involving Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV), and 616 deaths resulting from those accidents. On top of that, there were over 3,000 crashes causing injuries, and nearly 5,000 injuries reported from those collisions. In Travis County alone, there were 17 fatalities and 146 injuries.
Being around commercial trucks can be extremely intimidating, especially knowing how dangerous an accident can be if a truck driver loses control. Even if you’re extra careful around them, you still could end up in a collision with a semi. When that happens, our Austin, TX truck accident attorney is here to help you.