$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.
Hidalgo County Commercial Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics
Looking at the statistics of commercial motor vehicle crashes in Hidalgo County can help you better understand your situation when you’ve been in a similar collision. These numbers could give you insight into how common your collision and injuries were, and how many other people have experienced this same thing. This could give you the confidence you need to decide to file a claim against the party at fault for your wreck.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, Hidalgo County reported having this many crashes of each type of injury in 2020:
- 497 total crashes
- 7 unknown severity crashes
- 329 non-injury crashes
- 110 possible injury crashes
- 39 non-incapacitating injury crashes
- 9 suspected serious injury crashes
- 3 fatal crashes
These numbers show that thankfully, most of the truck wrecks in and around Mission in 2020 did not cause injuries. Even though over 60 percent of the accidents involving commercial vehicles didn’t lead to injuries, that still leaves over a quarter of them that caused drivers and passengers minor, serious, incapacitating, or fatal injuries.
After an accident between a tractor trailer and a regular car, you might be suffering from life-changing damages. That’s where our Mission, TX truck accident attorney can help. We’ll investigate what happened and calculate how much you’re owed for your damages.
Common Injuries from Large Truck Wrecks
Understanding the different types of injuries that can occur from a wreck with an 18 wheeler is important so that you know what exactly you can recover in damages from your accident. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), since commercial trucks weigh up to 30 times more than regular vehicles, the collisions between the two can cause injuries that change the victims’ lives.
It’s also helpful to know what kinds of injuries that other victims have suffered so that you know yours are on par with what other people have experienced. This can help you feel less alone through the claims process because you know that other people have gone through similar injuries and damages from a large truck wreck.