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Brownsville, TX Truck Accident Lawyer

As a key city for trade with Mexico, Brownsville is home to many large trucks and drivers experience tractor trailers traveling on our roads regularly. While this means great things for our economy, it doesn’t always mean great things for the other people sharing the road with the 18 wheelers. Truck drivers are highly trained and certified, but they can make mistakes just like any other drivers.

When a trucker or another party makes a mistake that leads to a collision, the consequences could be catastrophic. Our Brownsville, TX truck accident lawyer is here to fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve because we know the injuries and damages you suffered could have life-changing effects.

Large trucks are up to 30 times heavier than regular-sized vehicles, which means a collision between the two is more devastating than a collision between two vehicles of the same size might be. This also means that the collisions are deadlier for the passengers of regular vehicles, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). That’s why our attorneys are here to help you.

Contact our team today by calling (505) 388-0066 for your free and confidential consultation.

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Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $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.

Brownsville Truck Accident Statistics

We’re a key city in international trade, and many of the industries in Brownsville export goods that need to go to the rest of the United States or across the river to Mexico. With all these trucks on the road, we can look to the statistics of commercial truck wrecks in our county. The Texas Department of Transportation released a report that lists how many large trucks were in crashes in our county in 2020.

Here are the numbers of crashes in Cameron County in 2020 and their respective injury severities:

  • 211 total crashes
  • 2 unknown severity crashes
  • 157 non-injury crashes
  • 30 possible injury crashes
  • 18 non-incapacitating injury crashes
  • 3 suspected serious injury crashes
  • 1 fatal crash

Looking at these numbers, you might think that since most of these crashes didn’t cause injuries that they’re not serious or didn’t cause any damages. Just because there weren’t any injuries reported doesn’t mean that there weren’t other damages caused by the collision, like property damage or even emotional damages.

Large truck wrecks can cause devastating physical injuries as well as leave lasting emotional effects on the victims involved. When you’ve been in a collision with a commercial motor vehicle, you might have a claim against the party responsible. Our Brownsville, TX truck accident lawyer is here to help you get the justice you deserve.

Parties Who Could Be Responsible

One of the most important parts of your claim will involve your truck accident lawyer determining exactly what caused the collision and who was responsible. That way, they know who they’re filing your case against and who they need to build evidence against. What you might not realize is that the truck driver isn’t always the party who caused your collision. There are many other parties who could have caused the crash between you and the big rig.

Immediately after a wreck with a tractor trailer, you might automatically assume the trucker was at fault. When you make accusations without knowing the full situation, that could harm you later when making a claim. That’s why it’s important that you don’t point fingers after a wreck and allow the authorities and your attorneys to determine the real party at fault.

Here are some of the different parties who could have caused your wreck:

  • Truck driver
  • Other drivers
  • Trucking company
  • Truck part manufacturer
  • Government agency

Your Brownsville, TX truck accident lawyer will investigate what happened so that they can hold the correct party accountable for the negligence that led to your wreck. You can trust us to support you through your claim and ensure the right party is held responsible.

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