$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 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.
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.
Practice Areas Our Lawyers Handle
After an accident that caused you injuries and damages and wasn’t your fault, you’re likely wondering if a personal injury lawyer takes the specific type of case that you were involved in. In most cases, as long as someone’s negligent actions were involved and they caused you harm, then they probably can take your case. If you want more specifics, here are some of the cases that our attorneys at Buckingham & Vega Law Firm handle:
Keep in mind that these aren’t the only types of personal injury claims that we handle. If you don’t see what happened to you on this list, that doesn’t mean that you can’t seek legal help. When you speak with one of our Brownsville, TX personal injury attorneys, they’ll be able to answer all your questions and help you determine if you have a case against the other party.
Texas Negligence Laws That Impact Your Case
As mentioned above, one of the main parts of your personal injury case will determining and proving who was at fault for the accident in the first place. Your attorneys will stick to the facts and use all the evidence they have collected from you and other sources to prove that the other party was negligent, and that their actions are what led to all the damages that you’ve suffered.
In this process, part of your lawyer’s job will be proving that you weren’t at fault for what happened since Texas follows a comparative negligence statute called proportionate responsibility. This means that if you were partially at fault for the accident, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage that you are determined to be at fault for. If you are found to be over half at fault, then you won’t be able to recover any compensation at all.
This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t file a claim if you think you might be partially responsible. It just means that you’ll need to provide your attorney with all your documentation so that they can make a full assessment of your claim up front. That way, they can look to the evidence to determine if you were over half at fault before even filing a claim, so they can save you the trouble of legal proceedings if you won’t be able to win anyway.