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Laredo Truck Accident Lawyer

As the largest inland port along the border between the United States and Mexico, four bridges span the Rio Grande to connect Laredo and Nuevo Laredo across the border. This means that commercial trucks frequently use bridges and drive through Laredo to transport goods between the two countries. Even though most truck drivers are careful, crashes still happen.

Our Laredo truck accident lawyer is here to support you if a collision in our South Texas border town has left you with injuries and other damages. Typically, wrecks involving tractor-trailers can result in catastrophic injuries that affect accident victims for the rest of their lives. This can leave you and your family with medical bills and other costs that pile up.

Some of these truck accidents are even so violent that they result in fatalities. This can leave surviving family members needing to unexpectedly cover costly funeral and burial costs. What’s more, it can leave them struggling to financially make ends meet if the family’s primary breadwinner was the one who prematurely lost their life.

That’s why it helps to have Buckingham & Vega Law Firm on your side. Our truck accident lawyers take time to build truck accident and wrongful death claims against trucking companies. Our attorneys have extensive experience negotiating with those in the trucking industry, including an insurance company representing them. We have the skillset and aggressive spirit necessary to get you the financial compensation that you deserve so that you can focus on your physical and emotional healing from your accident.

If you’re thinking about filing a claim with the insurance company of the trucker who collided with you, don’t do so until you speak with a truck accident lawyer from our office. Meeting with one of our accident attorneys for a free case evaluation is the first step to preserving your rights.

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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 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.

Webb County Truck Accident Statistics

As the county seat of Webb County, we can look at commercial vehicle accident statistics from Webb County to evaluate how many of these truck accidents occur in Laredo each year. The Texas Department of Transportation released a report containing values for the number of crashes that happened with large trucks and other commercial vehicles by county in 2020.

In total, there were 501 crashes of varying severities involving commercial vehicle drivers in Webb County in 2020, including:

  • 395 non-injury crashes
  • 51 possible injury crashes
  • 44 non-incapacitating injury crashes
  • 3 suspected serious injury crashes
  • 2 fatal crashes

Nationwide Statistics Capturing Dangers Associated With Tractor-Trailer Accidents

An 18-wheeler accident can be especially dangerous for everyone involved because the trucks are so much larger and heavier than smaller automobiles.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), commercial trucks with loaded trailers can weigh up to 30 times more than passenger vehicles. This is why truck accidents between two inequitably-sized vehicles cause such devastating damages and even lead to fatalities more often.

Of the fatalities that happen in large truck crashes across the country, passenger vehicle occupants are more likely to die in the crashes compared to the occupants of the truck.

For the victims of these truck accidents, passengers in smaller vehicles make up 67% of the people who die. Motorists occupying large trucks make up 16% of the people who die. This shows that truck accidents are far more dangerous and deadly for drivers and passengers of regular cars than they are for truck occupants.

When you’re sharing the road with a large truck in Laredo, TX, you should always do your best to stay as safe as possible. When you’ve done all you can and still get into a truck accident because of the truck driver or a third party’s negligence (such as that of the trucking company or an auto part manufacturer), you need the help of the Laredo truck accident attorney like ours at Buckingham & Vega Law Firm. We’ll guide you through your truck accident claim and get you justice for your injuries.

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