$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.
What Are the Types of Motorcycle Accidents?
Your lawyer will need to understand all the facts of your case, including the type of accident that you were in. This information could also help determine how your accident occurred and how you were injured. Common types of Texas motorcycle accidents include:
- Left-Turn Accidents. When a motorcyclist is turning left, a car traveling straight through the intersection may not notice the biker and cause a collision. This situation can also occur if a motorist is turning left and they don’t see a motorcyclist approaching. These accidents can occur because riders are much smaller than cars and are difficult to see.
- Head-On Collision. If a car is traveling the wrong way on a road or making a turn, they can cause a head-on collision with a rider. These accidents often cause more fatalities than others.
- Rear-End Collisions. A driver who isn’t paying attention to the road ahead of them may not notice that traffic has slowed or stopped. They may hit the back tire of a bike.
- Passing Accidents. If a motorist is passing a biker, they may not give them enough space and hit the biker.
- Lane Change Accidents. A motorist may change lanes and not notice a biker in their blind spot.
- Single Motorcycle Accident. If a driver is negligent and a motorcyclist has to swerve or take other measures to avoid a collision, they may lose control of the bike and sustain injuries.
A San Antonio, TX motorcycle accident lawyer from our law firm will review the evidence to determine the type of accident that caused your injuries and losses. We can work with accident reconstructionist experts and others to make sure we fully understand what happened. From there, we can further investigate how the accident affected you.
What Injuries Can Texas Motorcyclists Sustain?
When a motorcycle rider is in an accident, their injuries are often serious. They are nearly exposed to the impact of the crash. While some riders may have helmets and protective clothing, they can still sustain injuries that could be fatal.
In order to be a licensed motorcyclist in Texas, riders need to take a motorcycle safety course. While riders can be focused on safety, there is little they can do when another driver is negligent. You could be one of the most cautious motorcyclists, but a reckless driver can still cause severe injuries like:
- Road Rash. This is a common injury for motorcyclist. The friction between their skin and the ground can cause severe burns and also tear the skin. In severe cases, road rash can reach below the layers of skin and reach the bone. It can cause nerve damage and immediate medical treatment could be necessary.
- Lower-Extremity Injuries. Motorcyclists may have injuries to their lower extremities like broken bones and fractures.
- Brain Injuries. If the rider’s head is jostled or bumped, then this can cause a brain injury. Sometimes, brain injuries occur from blunt force trauma, but in other cases, a sharp object can penetrate the skull and harm the brain.
- Spinal Injuries. Riders usually fall from their bikes in a crash. If they land on their back, they could have permanent spinal cord injuries that result in paralysis.
Our lawyers are aware of the various ways that bikers can be hurt in an accident. While some of your injuries may heal, others may affect you for the rest of your life. Loss of limb, scarring, and disfigurement are possible outcomes in a motorcycle vs. vehicle crash. As you’re trying to work on your healing process, you’ll need representation to take care of your legal matters. Our law firm can help.