$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 Car Accident Statistics
Data collected by the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) shows that Texas has 654,923 total lane miles, more than any other state in the country. While there is so much to explore and do in the beautiful Lone Star State, traveling by motor vehicle can also be incredibly dangerous. According to 2021 data from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- A reportable car accident happened every 57 seconds
- Fatal car accidents increased by more than 15% from 2020
- 19,448 people suffered serious injuries in 15,764 motor vehicle accidents
- Someone was injured in a crash every 2 minutes and 12 seconds
Car Accidents in Fort Worth
Car accident statistics for the city of Fort Worth are not much better, as there were 14,679 Fort Worth car accidents in 2021 alone. Of these, there were:
- 130 fatalities
- 534 suspected serious injuries
- 2,488 suspected minor injuries
- 4,412 possible injuries
If one or more car accidents caused you to suffer life-altering injuries, we are here for you. Our Fort Worth car accident attorneys are prepared to make sure the insurance company pays you a settlement that fully covers your lost wages, medical expenses, and, should the situation warrant it, funeral and burial expenses.
Most Dangerous Fort Worth Intersections
When traveling in Fort Worth, exercise caution when driving near our city’s top five most dangerous intersections:
- Lancaster Avenue and Riverside Drive
- Texas 360 at Texas 183
- McCart Avenue at Interstate 20
- Sargent Street and E. Lancaster Avenue
- I-35 (North Freeway) and Meacham Boulevard
Remember, a car accident can happen anywhere and at any time. Always wear your seat belt, drive the speed limit, and pay attention to all traffic signs. Although defensive driving cannot prevent accidents caused by negligent drivers, it can go a long way in lowering your chances of being involved in a crash.
How a Fort Worth Car Accident Lawyer Protects Your Rights After an Accident
When you file a car accident claim, the at-fault party’s auto insurer will be responsible for paying. However, as you will soon learn, it is not in the insurance company’s best interests to pay out compensation for car accident claims. If the insurance company refuses to pay you full and fair compensation for your injuries and other related damages, hiring a Fort Worth car accident lawyer will show them that you mean business.
Your attorney will know all relevant state and federal laws that apply to your case. At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, we won’t let the insurance company take advantage of you during this vulnerable time of your life.
When To Meet With a Fort Worth Car Accident Attorney
Not every Fort Worth car accident necessitates the filing of a car accident claim. However, we do recommend that car accident victims still meet with an attorney at least once, regardless of how minor their collision might have been.
If, like many car accident victims, you’re on the fence about meeting with a lawyer, we encourage you to evaluate whether any of the following factors are present in your auto accident case:
- You or a loved one suffered severe injuries
- A family member was killed
- You are unable to work
- Medical bills are starting to pile up
If you’d like to meet with a Fort Worth car crash attorney, we offer a free initial consultation. During this meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to sit down with an actual attorney who is prepared to answer any and all questions you may have about the potential merits of your case.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
TxDOT collects data on the most common causes of car accidents in our state. When driving through Fort Worth, you are most likely to be involved in a car wreck due to the following factors:
- Driver distraction and inattention
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
- Unsafe lane changes
- Braking errors
- Failure to stop at stop signs or red lights
Our decades of experience representing victims of car crashes has given us a unique insight into some of the most common causes of car accidents. If you don’t see the exact type of crash you were in listed above, don’t worry—our auto accident lawyers are prepared to handle any type of car accident claim.