$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 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.
Dangers of Overloaded Trucks
Overweight trucks can present a number of different risks, all of which can increase the likelihood of truck accidents, injuries and fatalities.
Some of the reasons that overloaded trucks are so dangerous are that they can increase the risk of:
- Equipment Failures. Extra weight can make it more likely that tire blowouts, brake failures and other equipment malfunctions will occur.
- Runaway Accidents. These wrecks can occur when heavy, overloaded trailers cause hitches and other securements to break, allowing trailers to ‘run away’ from the cabins to which they should be secured.
- Road Collapses. Older and/or elevated roadways may not be able to support overloaded trucks, making it more likely that roads will collapse and serious wrecks will ensue.
Truck drivers can easily lose control of an overloaded truck. There could be situations where the trailer swings out from behind the tractor and causes a jackknife accident. Or, when the driver is turning, the overloaded truck could roll over.
After a Truck Wreck, Buckingham & Vega Law Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident involving an overloaded truck, you can turn to a truck accident lawyer at Buckingham & Vega Law Firm for more insight about your options for recovery and justice.
For nearly three decades, our trusted lawyers have been working tirelessly to help victims maximize their financial recoveries so they can reclaim their lives. As fierce litigators with a strong record of success, our lawyers have the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to provide effective representation while bringing your case to the best possible resolution. Contact us today to learn more.