A Truck Driver's Negligence Shouldn't End Up As Your Problem

California is the top agricultural state in the nation, generating approximately $31.8 billion in agricultural products per year. In 2005, California's agricultural exports surpassed the $9 billion mark for the first time. Because this essential part of the state's economy continues to flourish, the need for freight (commercial) traffic will only continue to increase.

While this is undoubtedly good for the economy, it does increase the risk of collisions for California drivers sharing the roads with large and dangerous trucks. Many big rigs, semis and other large trucks travel the roads throughout the Central Valley, including Stockton, Modesto and Manteca.

The lawyers at Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC, are committed to representing clients who have been in serious collisions with large commercial vehicles. Our firm can help you obtain compensation for a wrongful death or a serious personal injury, such as a spinal cord injury or a burn injury that resulted from negligence on the part of a truck driver, trucking company or parts manufacturer. To learn more, visit our trucking accidents FAQ page.

Truck Accident Frequency

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that approximately 170,000 people suffer injuries in truck accidents every year. In addition, 5,000 people per year are killed in trucking-related crashes. California is consistently among the top three states in the nation for the number of truck accident fatalities.

Our lawyers understand that California's highways are dangerous for passenger vehicles, if only because of the sheer number of large trucks on the road. Add to that several other risk factors, such as irresponsible behavior on the part of truck drivers and their employers, and it isn't difficult to see why California ranks so high in national truck accident statistics.

Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

Many factors can contribute to a truck accident, including:

Because the demand for freight delivery is so high, many truck drivers are pressured to work longer hours than are legally permitted, resulting in severe driver fatigue and, often, the use of amphetamines to stay awake. Such driver impairment can lead to disastrous collisions, resulting in the death or injury of the driver and others on the road.

At Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC, our accident lawyers extensively investigate each case and help determine if the accident involved negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company. We make sure our clients are being treated fairly by the insurance company and that they are getting the compensation they deserve.

Contact A Truck Accident Lawyer

Please contact Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC, today for a free evaluation of your case. We have more than 40 years of experience in civil litigation only defending accident victims and their families. We have never worked for insurers because we care about helping people in need.

To schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer from our firm, call 209-800-8971 or send us an email to make a no-obligation appointment today.