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Las Cruces, NM Car Accident Lawyer

A careless driver may cause an accident that involves you or a loved one. When you’ve been in an auto wreck, you may not realize the extent of your injuries and other damages. Your physical recovery could involve medical treatment for the upcoming weeks or months. While you’re working on treating your injuries, you may wonder about your legal options. Since your accident occurred because another party acted negligently, you may be eligible to take legal action. A Las Cruces, NM car accident lawyer from Buckingham & Vega Law Firm is here to help you.

When we’re on your side, we’re going to fight for you to receive the full and fair compensation that you deserve. Our experienced attorneys know the important elements of a car accident case. We need to show that the other party owed you a duty of care, they failed to do this through their negligent actions, they caused the accident, and this caused your injuries and other losses. During our investigation, we’ll gather evidence to prove those points so you’re able to get the recovery you deserve.

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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 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.

How Does Negligence Cause Car Accidents in Las Cruces?

Drivers need to have their eyes on the road, hands on the wheel, and their minds focused on driving. When drivers are near other cars on the road, they usually expect them to do the same. If someone needs to change lanes, they’ll use their signal and check their blind spots. If a driver is slowing down, they trust that those behind them will notice their brake lights and do the same. However, when drivers aren’t prioritizing safety, they can cause accidents with severe injuries.

Our law firm is aware of the many reasons that can cause a collision. Common examples of negligence include:

  • Distracted Driving. The biggest distraction for drivers is the cell phone. Nearly everyone has one and depends on it for GPS and communication. If the driver is more attentive to their phone than the road, they could collide with someone before they even knew they were going to hit them.
  • Drunk Driving. When an impaired driver is behind the wheel, they’re unable to drive safely. Controlling speed, staying in their lane, and tracking objects are all affected. Drunk drivers can cause serious car accidents, especially in situations where they don’t know they’re going the wrong way on the road and cause a head-on collision.
  • Aggressive/Reckless Driving. There are many examples of how a driver can put others in danger. Speeding, weaving through traffic, following too closely, and having road rage can all cause a collision.

When a negligent driver has exhibited one of the behaviors above, it may explain why your collision happened. Your Las Cruces, NM car accident lawyer will also investigate any other factors that contributed to the crash and the severity of your injuries. These factors include:

We’ll find all the facts surrounding your case so we know what happened and why. Once your car accident lawyer has the full story, we can investigate the scope of your injuries. 

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