Injuries sustained in an accident that wasn’t your fault can change your life. Car accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls, and other types of incidents caused by negligence often leave behind steep bills, severe injuries, and loss of the ability to earn income.
If someone else’s negligence left you with an enormous financial burden, the law can step in to make sure an unfair situation is made right. As personal injury lawyers serving clients nationwide, we know how difficult it can be to get your life back on track.
That’s why your personal injury lawyer from Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm will devote the time and effort needed to give your case the best chance of success. Using decades of experience and knowledge at the front of the field, your personal injury lawyer will fight for your right to compensation after an injury.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Law Firm Handles
When clients come to us for help, it’s because they have been injured through no fault of their own. Our clients seek justice after they were hurt or lost a loved one through another party’s negligent actions. Some of the personal injury cases our lawyers take on include:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
- Product Liability
- Oil Field Accidents
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Lawsuits
- Philips CPAP Lawsuits
- Mass Tort Litigation
Damages in a Personal Injury Case
A personal injury lawyer will work to help you recover what you’ve lost because of a personal injury. These losses are calculated in terms of “damages.” This is the amount of financial compensation you deserve to be awarded.
After evaluating your case, your personal injury lawyer will be able to determine the amount and type of damages you are entitled to seek through your personal injury claim. Damages are not always easy to calculate. An attorney who doesn’t devote the time needed to fully understand how an injury has impacted your life may undervalue your claim.
At Buckingham Barrera Vega, we put our decades of experience to work, making sure you obtain maximum compensation for all of your losses. Depending on the circumstances of your personal injury case, you may be entitled to:
These types of damages refer to the tangible, calculable costs associated with your injury, usually in the form of bills. This may include:
- Hospital and physician bills
- Cost of ongoing medical treatments, including medications and physical therapy
- Medical devices like wheelchairs or prosthetics
- Cost of therapy to address mental health injuries
- Home health care aide expenses
- Home or vehicle accommodations after permanent disability
- Cost of repairing or replacing a vehicle or other property
- Lost wages and benefits
- Loss of future income if you’re no longer able to continue your previous employment
Noneconomic damages are the very real but less tangible losses associated with a personal injury. These may come in the form of:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Damage to one’s reputation
- Worsening of a prior injury
- Loss of consortium or loss of companionship
Economic and noneconomic damages are compensatory, as they serve to compensate you for losses. Punitive damages, on the other hand, are intended to punish the other party for their actions. Punitive damages only apply in cases in which your lawyer can prove that the defendant’s actions were grossly negligent or intentionally harmful—for example, in the case of drunk driving or egregious medical malpractice.
While punitive damages are rare compared to compensatory damages, we have the experience to know when they apply. We will seek all damages to the full extent that they are appropriate in your personal injury case. It is our goal to win maximum compensation and secure your financial future after loss.
Buckingham Barrera Vega Is the Personal Injury Firm That Cares
At our law office, we see clients every day whose lives were shattered by negligence. Many of our clients come to us after they’ve lost a close family member or have been permanently injured at the hands of someone who didn’t stop to think about how their actions might affect others. Through every client we help, we hope to make the Southwest a better and safer place for everyone.
A personal injury accident doesn’t have to rob you of your rights, your dignity, and your financial stability. When we are in your corner, we work tirelessly to see that justice is given back to you. While we can never change what you suffered, we can set you on a path to optimum recovery and ensure that what you endured doesn’t happen to anyone else.
Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm has brick-and-mortar offices in multiple locations throughout the Southwest. Our office addresses include:
4110 Cutler Ave. NE Ste 100
Albuquerque, NM 87110
1707 W Wall St.
Midland, TX 79701
3033 Chimney Rock Suite 307
Houston, TX 77056
If you don’t live in these cities, don’t hesitate to contact us regardless. Help is only a phone call away.