$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.
Accidents That Could Occur on Another’s Property
After being injured on someone else’s property, your premises liability lawyer will work to find out exactly what happened. That way, they can determine who needs to be held accountable for the negligence that led to your accident. First looking at what happened allows them to pinpoint the owner’s error so that they can properly build your case.
Here are some of the most common causes of premises liability accidents that could have happened to you to cause your injuries and damages:
- Torn Carpet. When the carpet tears and lifts in a space, a person can trip while walking on a property. This could lead to them falling and sustaining injuries from the fall itself or from hitting something else on their fall.
- Rotten Flooring. Similar to carpeting, other flooring needs to be sound as well. If wooden flooring has rotted, a person could step through the floor and suffer from injuries. When these hazards are on stairwells they can be even more dangerous.
- Poor Lighting. Visitors need to see where they’re going. If the lighting is too low, a person could trip and fall. Or they could run into objects that they didn’t see because there wasn’t enough lighting where they were.
- Falling Objects. When fixtures aren’t firmly attached to the wall or other objects aren’t secure where they are, they could fall. When these strike customers and other visitors, they can cause serious injuries, especially if they’re falling from high places and hit them in the head.
- Exposed Wires. Exposed wires are dangerous for many reasons. Not only could they touch a visitor and electrocute them, but also they could start a fire and burn the property and anyone on the premises.
- Uninspected Elevators and Escalators. Equipment on a premises needs to be safe and reliable. Regular inspections keep them that way. When they fail inspections and aren’t properly maintained, a malfunctioning elevator or escalator could harm or kill the people using them.
- Snow and Ice. On sidewalks and other surfaces that visitors walk on, property owners need to clear snow and ice so that people can walk safely. If left uncleared, they could slip and fall hard on the ice or snow and suffer from severe injuries.
- Negligent Security. Property owners are responsible for keeping their visitors safe from crime. When they don’t take the necessary measures to keep their visitors safe, like security guards or security cameras, then violent crime that injures people on the premises could fall under their responsibility.
- Swimming Pools. While these can be fun to use, they can also be incredibly dangerous. If they’re not properly watched after or closed off, a swimming pool could be deadly.
- Animals. When an owner does not train or control their dog, they could roam or attack other people. Jumping on or biting other people and leaving them injured would be the fault of the dog owner because they didn’t properly restrain their pet.
Looking at this list could be overwhelming because it shows just how many ways you could get hurt on someone else’s property. What’s even more unsettling is that they are all the result of a party’s negligence, meaning they are completely preventable.
If you’ve been harmed in one of these ways, or another way that was a property owner’s fault but isn’t listed above, then you could use the help of our Brownsville, TX premises liability attorney to ensure you are represented and get justice for your damages.