$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 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.
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.
Arizona Laws for Premises Liability
One of the most important aspects of your case will be your lawyer consulting Arizona’s laws surrounding premises liability. In those laws, the status of you as a visitor on the property will determine whether or not you were at fault, or if the other party can be held accountable for the injuries that you’ve endured.
If you were legally on the premises, then the property owner was likely responsible for your safety, however if you were there illegally, you might actually be at fault for what happened to you. Here are the different classifications of visitors according to Arizona law so you and your lawyer can decide which category you fall under:
- Invitee. This type of visitor has been explicitly invited onto the property. With invitees, property owners are responsible to make safe any known hazards on the premises, or should seek out any dangerous condition they reasonably should know about and make them safe.
- Licensee. A licensee is owed slightly less diligence than an invitee might, but still is owed safety. Property owners don’t necessarily need to seek out dangerous conditions, but they do need to make safe or make visitors aware of any hazards on their property.
- Trespasser. Trespassers are on the property illegally. This means that they are typically not owed any kind of safety on the property because they are not welcome. The only time they might be able to recover damages is if they are intentionally harmed by the property owner.
Premises liability laws can be confusing—you likely don’t know which type of visitor classification you fall under, which is why you need the help of our Tempe, AZ premises liability attorney. We’ll answer all your questions so you can feel confident in your claim.