$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.
Truck Accident Statistics for Arizona
Every year, many Arizona citizens are injured and killed in truck wrecks. The injuries occur predominantly in the passengers of regular vehicles, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Their reports show that in fatal crashes, 67 percent of the fatalities were the occupants of passenger vehicles compared to 16 percent of the fatalities being the occupants of large trucks.
When we look at Arizona’s crash statistics specifically, we can see how many deaths and injuries were caused by tractor trailers and other large trucks. Here are the numbers compiled from the Arizona Department of Transportation’s 2020 crash facts:
- 10,713 total crashes
- 105 fatal crashes
- 2,411 injury crashes
- 8,197 property damage only crashes
While these numbers could seem like property damage only crashes are the most common, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be concerned about your safety in the event of a collision with a large truck of any kind. A wreck with a tractor trailer, tanker truck, tow truck, or any other kind of commercial motor vehicle could quickly turn dangerous and could easily cause injuries and fatalities, not just property damage.
No matter what kinds of injuries and damages you were caused as a result of another party’s negligence, you shouldn’t be responsible for those costs. The truck driver, trucking company, or other party who was liable should have to cover your damages. Our Chandler, AZ truck accident attorney is here to help you get that compensation so you can move on with your life.
Who Could Be at Fault for Your Large Truck Wreck
One of the first reactions you have to a wreck of any kind is commonly placing the blame on another party, or who you think was the cause. However, you might not have a correct idea of this directly after a crash. There are so many factors involved and so many parties who could be responsible for your collision that you might not be fully aware of right after.
That’s why it’s important that you don’t immediately start blaming who you think was at fault—because you could be gravely wrong and harming your own case. If it turns out that another party was responsible, you could be determined unreliable as a witness.
Here are some of the different parties who could have caused your collision with an 18 wheeler and could be held responsible for what happened to you and any other passengers:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Shipping company
- Mechanics inspecting the truck
- Workers loading the truck
- Truck manufacturer
- Truck part manufacturer
- Mechanics who repaired the truck
- Government agencies
When you hire a truck accident lawyer to represent you in your claim, their first step will be finding out exactly who was at fault for what happened to you. This means they’ll investigate the crash and look into who was responsible and exactly whose negligence caused your wreck. From there, they’ll be able to hold them accountable and really form your claim.
Our Chandler, AZ truck accident attorney has experience handling cases for victims and ensuring that they get the justice they deserve. With our expertise, you can rest assured that the proper party will be held accountable for their actions so that that you can recover the damages you’re owed.