$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 Truck Accident Statistics
With ten sea ports, 16 interstates, and trade routes with our southern neighbor of Mexico, Texas is a major hub of commerce in the United States. On a typical day, you may share the road with many different tractor-trailer drivers. There is the potential for a truck wreck any time that you are traveling on the same road as big commercial vehicles.
According to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) San Antonio is home to eight of the 100 most congested roads in the state of Texas. Looking at statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), we can see the impact of sharing the road with all these semi-trucks in Bexar County. Let’s look at the 2021 data for commercial truck accidents in our county:
- 16 fatalities
- 36 suspected serious injuries
- 2,210 total trucking accidents
Semi-truck accidents are far from uncommon in San Antonio, Bexar County, and the surrounding area. What is uncommon is finding a personal injury lawyer who will provide vigorous legal guidance with a compassionate touch. At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, all of our truck accident attorneys have the knowledge, background, and empathy that is necessary to hold a trucking company responsible for its actions.
Hurt in a truck or car accident in San Antonio? Don't fight the insurance company on your own—let us fight for you. Call us at (505) 388-0066 or fill out this form.
Are Truck Safety Regulations Helpful?
The trucking industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the United States. Despite this, trucking companies routinely find new and innovative ways to disregard, ignore, and purposely violate regulations intended to protect truck drivers and lower the risk of causing an accident.
For example, the hours-of-service regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are intended to prevent driver fatigue by limiting the number of hours truck drivers can be behind the wheel. When employers disregard these regulations and create unreasonable delivery schedules, drivers are often forced to drive for longer periods than is safe.
Some of the most commonly violated FMCSA regulations include:
- Incomplete driver qualification (including incorrect endorsement or no CDL)
- Insufficient tire tread depth (less than 2/32 of an inch)
- Turn signal not working
- Oil and grease leaks
- Poor truck maintenance
- Mechanical failures
San Antonio truck companies have a vested interest in denying liability for motor vehicle accidents. If you’ve been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, your legal team needs to include an experienced truck accident lawyer who knows all the tricks and tactics these companies use to hide wrongdoing.
At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, we demystify truck accident claims by pushing for transparency from the trucking company and its insurer.