$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 Motorcycle Accident Statistics
The Texas Department of Transportation releases yearly reports that tally the numbers of motorcycle accidents and how serious the injuries were from the crashes. In 2020, there were a total of 8,173 injuries and fatalities from wrecks on motorcycles. This number includes both drivers and passengers on the motorcycle. Here are the other statistics involving the level of injury sustained in motorcycle wrecks that year:
- 482 fatalities
- 1,856 suspected serious injuries
- 2,687 non-incapacitating injuries
- 1,704 possible injuries
- 1,222 non-injuries
Looking at these statistics gives insight into how dangerous motorcycle wrecks are for the drivers and passengers riding on motorbikes. The number of non-injuries is five and a half times smaller than the number of injuries and fatalities from these collisions combined. This means that a motorcyclist is five and a half times more likely to suffer from an injury or fatality as a result of an accident than walk away without any injuries.
The numbers listed above are totals, but within the Texas DOT report, there is a distinction between whether or not the victims of the crash were wearing a helmet. In the fatality report, more riders and passengers were not wearing helmets than were wearing a helmet. In the report of those not injured, significantly more riders and passengers were wearing helmets than not. This shows that wearing a helmet, although it can’t always prevent serious injuries, is a safety measure that you should always follow.
If you’ve suffered from injuries and damages while you were legally riding your motorcycle and following all the regulations, then you likely weren’t at fault for what happened. Our Laredo, TX motorcycle accident attorney is here to guide you through a claim and get you the financial recovery you deserve for what you’ve suffered.