$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 and Fort Worth Truck Accident Statistics
In 2020, the state of Texas had the highest number of truck accident fatalities in the U.S., according to the National Safety Council (NSC). That year, there were 643 trucking accident deaths—a significantly higher number than the 2nd ranking state of California with 398 deaths.
Our state consistently sees a higher number of truck accidents, injuries, and fatalities than most of the country. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) data shows us there were 1,165 trucks and tractor-trailers involved in crashes that resulted in serious injuries to one or more parties in 2020.
Tarrant County Commercial Motor Vehicle Crashes 2021 Statistics
- Tarrant County had the 4th highest rate of commercial trucking accidents in Texas
- There were 2,174 total truck accidents in Tarrant County that year
- 23 people were killed in 18 fatal crashes
Why You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer After a Commercial Vehicle Crash
Fort Worth collisions involving commercial vehicles are different from all other types of motor vehicle accidents. Unlike a more minor car accident case, almost all truck accident injury cases require the expertise of a practiced litigator.
There are a number of elements that make a truck crash injury claim more difficult to handle. These include:
- A large number of potentially liable parties
- Multiple insurance policies and carriers
- An extensive system of federal and state regulations on the trucking industry
- The high rates of catastrophic injuries and fatalities
- The amount of time needed to investigate liability
- The legal team hired by most trucking companies to shield themselves from liability
At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, an experienced truck accident lawyer is prepared and well-qualified to take on these challenges on your behalf. Your Fort Worth truck accident lawyer can help you by:
Understanding Federal and State Laws
We will review regulations set forth by entities such as the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and its operating administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Texas state government, and Fort Worth municipal governing bodies to identify any violations committed by a truck driver or trucking company.
Investigating the Truck Driver and Trucking Company
Your personal injury attorney will need to act swiftly in order to preserve evidence before it is destroyed by the truck company. We may need to send a preservation of evidence letter or file a motion with the court in order to secure valuable evidence like:
- Truck damage before it is repaired
- Drug and alcohol test results
- Truck black box (electric data recorder) and GPS data
- Hours of service and electric logging device records
- Records of employment
- Records of past company violations
- Driver DUI records
- Driver cell phone data
- Dashcam footage
- Police report information
- Records of issues involving other commercial vehicles in the company’s fleet
Partnering With Experts
The truck accident lawyers from Buckingham & Vega Law Firm have long-standing connections with top professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. We regularly turn to the advice of experts like accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, and commercial vehicle industry authorities who can help us better understand and prove the causes of your accident and resulting damages.
Negotiating With the Truck Company and Their Insurer
Your Fort Worth truck accident claim will most likely be filed with the motor carrier’s insurance company. These for-profit businesses have goals that rarely align with that of injured accident victims.
While you are attempting to obtain the fair compensation you are entitled to for your losses, the insurance company may be working to deny liability and even shift the blame onto you. It takes a skilled negotiator to make sure you receive maximum compensation for your medical treatment and other expenses. A Fort Worth truck accident lawyer can protect you from trucking companies that are willing to stoop to any level to protect themselves.
Representing You in Court
In the event that a fair settlement isn’t possible outside of court, we are ready to take your case to trial. This only happens in a small number of cases. But if it does happen in your case, you benefit from the decades of in-court experience our truck accident lawyers possess.
The trial lawyers at our personal injury law firm know our skill and expertise gives us an edge in the courtroom. If your Fort Worth truck accident goes to trial, you’ll have the strongest legal representation available.