$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.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is typically the result of a violent blow or jolt to the head. A TBI can range from a mild concussion to a severe, catastrophic brain injury. It can disrupt the normal functioning of the brain, leading to temporary or even permanent physical or mental health issues. Minor injuries may cause temporary confusion and headaches, while more serious forms of TBI can lead to prolonged unconsciousness or amnesia.
The physical consequences of a TBI can include headaches, fatigue, and vertigo as well as more severe issues like seizures, motor impairment, and speech and vision difficulties. Cognitive impacts include memory loss, difficulty with concentration, and reduced problem-solving abilities. Furthermore, victims often experience marked changes in their personality or behavior, such as mood swings, depression, anxiety, or aggression.
The long-term effects of TBI can be also devastating, often requiring extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. Some victims may need assistance with daily activities, while others may no longer be able to work or live independently. The impact of a TBI extends beyond the individual, affecting family members and loved ones who must adapt to their new circumstances.
You should not have to worry about how you will cover the costs that inevitably come with these consequences, but the financial burden associated with medical treatment, rehabilitation, and loss of income only adds to the stress and trauma of the injury itself. Our Las Cruces brain injury attorneys are here for you during this unimaginably difficult time and can help you explore options for recovering compensation.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries in Las Cruces, NM
Negligence and occupational risks can both lead to brain injuries. Your rights and legal options will depend on how you suffered your brain injury.
Common causes of brain injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents. Accidents involving cars, motorcycles, trucks, bicycles, and pedestrians can all lead to severe injuries, especially if the individuals involved were not wearing a seatbelt or helmet (if applicable) at the time of the collision.
- Falls. Falls from any height can result in brain injuries if someone’s head hits a sharp or hard surface with enough force. This includes falls from bed, a ladder, down the stairs, or in the bath. Some falls are the result of safety issues that should have been sufficiently addressed. In these scenarios, you may be able to file a premises liability claim against the negligent property owner.
- Workplace accidents. Certain industries such as construction, oil, or any job involving heights or heavy machinery pose a higher risk of traumatic brain injuries.
- Violence. Incidents of violence, including gunshot wounds, domestic violence, or physical assault, can cause brain injuries. If you suffered a brain injury in a violent incident enabled by a lack of basic security features, you may have a negligent security claim.
- Medical malpractice. Brain injuries can also occur as a result of medical negligence. This could include surgical errors, misdiagnosis, delayed treatment, or complications during childbirth.