$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.
Types and Causes of Premises Liability Accidents
After getting hurt on someone else’s property, you might not even realize that you have a premises liability claim that you can file. You should know the different types of premises liability accidents and what causes them so that you can better identify what happened to you and how a lawyer could help you hold the negligent property owner accountable.
Here are some of the most common types of premises liability accidents that attorneys see and the different scenarios that can cause them:
- Slip and Fall. When a property owner doesn’t properly maintain their premises, there could be hazards that could cause visitors to slip and fall and injure themselves. Hazards like loose carpets, uneven floors, broken stairs, missing handrails, poor lighting, spills, and ice- and snow-covered surfaces could lead to visitors suffering from injuries and would be the fault of a property owner or manager.
- Swimming Pool Accidents. While pools can be a fun way to cool off on hot days, they can also be dangerous if they’re not properly monitored or taken care of. Accidents like falls and drownings can happen when property owners aren’t paying attention to the people in their pool or do not take the proper safety measures.
- Dog Bites. Not only are property owners responsible for the objects that are hazardous on their property, but they’re also responsible for their dogs and keeping them from harming anyone. If a dog is let out and dangerous, they could bite people, which would be the owner’s fault.
- Negligent Security. For some properties, it’s expected that owners have security in place to keep their visitors safe. Places like businesses and parking garages should have security so that their customers are safe from crime and other assault. If a crime happens on the premises and a property owner should have had security, and injuries occur, the property owner could be partially liable for those injuries because of their negligence.
Accidents happen on other people’s property that can lead to you suffering from injuries and other damages. You might not even realize that the accident you were in could be the fault of someone else. Speaking with a Las Cruces, NM premises liability attorney could help you determine who was responsible and if you have a claim for your injuries.
Fault is an essential part of your claim and will rely on proving that the property owner or manager was negligent, and their negligence is what directly caused your damages. There are some other aspects involved in a claim, so let’s take a look at the premises liability laws in New Mexico to fully understand a case.