$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 Premises Liability Law
In premises liability law, just like any other personal injury claim, the basis of a claim relies on proving that the elements of negligence were present. In premises liability, your attorney will gather all the evidence from your accident to prove that the other party, or property owner, was negligent in some way. According to Texas Code, the evidence must prove:
- The property owner or manager owed the visitor a duty of care.
- The property owner breached that duty of care.
- That breach resulted in injuries for the visitor.
- Those injuries resulted in damages.
If your lawyer can prove these elements, then you have a strong case in Texas. However, proving all these elements is dependent on your status as a visitor because different types of visitors are afforded different rights while on someone else’s property. There are three classifications of visitors that your attorney will have to consider in your claim to determine which you fall under and what rights you had while on the property.
Those classifications are:
- Invitee. This type of visitor is owed the highest care compared to all the other classifications. An invitee has explicit invitation onto the property. This means that the property owner owes them a safe premises free of seen and unseen hazards, and the owner must seek out hazards to ensure that the property is reasonably safe for their invitee.
- Licensee. While a licensee is not afforded the same level of care as an invitee, they still have consent to be on the property, so they need to be warned by the property owner about any hazards on the property that they cannot immediately see. Otherwise, a property owner must ensure that the property is reasonably safe and free from known hazards.
- Trespasser. This type of visitor is afforded the least amount of care by the property owner. A trespasser has entered the property illegally, and therefore is mostly not owed a duty of care. However, they could be the victims if they suffer from the property owner’s gross negligence while on the premises.
This could all seem very complicated, which is why having a lawyer on your side is essential when filing a claim against a negligent property owner. Our Laredo, TX premises liability attorney is here to gather all your evidence to determine what level of care you were owed and what you can recover for your injuries and other damages.