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Corpus Christi, TX Truck Accident Lawyer

Tractor trailers can be some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road because they are so much larger and heavier than regular vehicles. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a loaded commercial truck can weigh up to 30 times as much as a regular passenger vehicle. That weight difference alone can have devastating affects on the passengers of a regular vehicle.

When two vehicles collide and one is an 18 wheeler, the injuries and damages sustained by the occupants of the smaller car can be catastrophic. That’s where our Corpus Christi, TX truck accident lawyer comes into the picture. At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, we’re dedicated to fighting for our clients’ rights, and getting them justice for their injuries and damages.

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Our Results Make a Difference

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 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

Looking at statistics can be a good way to understand how frequently collisions involving tractor trailers happen. In Corpus Christi, we have large trucks travelling in our area mainly to get to and from oil sites. In our county, there were 333 total crashes involving commercial motor vehicles in 2020, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

The Texas Department of Transportation also released in this report the number of crashes with different levels of injuries that occurred in our county and involved commercial motor vehicles:

  • 248 non-injury crashes
  • 52 possible injury crashes
  • 25 non-incapacitating injury crashes
  • 5 suspected serious injury crashes
  • 1 fatal crash

Across the nation, there were over 4,000 fatalities in large truck wrecks in 2019. While it might seem like one death in our county from a collision with a commercial truck is a small number, one death is too many when it comes to accidents. Not to mention all the injuries that are caused by these crashes as well.

When trucks crash into regular vehicles, the result can be catastrophic. As we’ve seen from the list above, the categories of injuries caused can range from mild to severe and even to fatal. In fatal tractor trailer collisions, 67 percent of fatalities were the occupants of passenger vehicles compared to the 16 percent of fatalities who were the occupants of the truck drivers.

Whether you’ve been seriously injured in your crash, or if your loved one has been killed in a truck wreck, you could use the help of a Corpus Christi, TX truck accident lawyer. We’ll be able to recover the compensation that you deserve for what you’ve suffered in your collision.

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