Contact Drivon, Turner & Waters, serving Stockton, Lodi, and Modesto, to speak with one of our car accident attorneys.
Drivon, Turner & Waters
215 N San Joaquin St,
Stockton, CA 95202
Whether it’s a minor fender-bender or a major collision, being involved in a car accident is invariably a stressful experience. When a car accident involves a serious personal injury or the death of a loved one, however, the effects can be devastating. At Drivon, Turner & Waters, serving the northern Central Valley including Stockton, Modesto, and Lodi, our car accident attorneys are committed to seeking justice for victims who have sustained serious financial, physical, and emotional stress as a result of another party’s negligence. With a history of achieving record verdicts and settlements, our firm holds a reputation for compassionate, aggressive legal counsel.
A major car accident can result in serious injuries, the repercussions of which often last a lifetime. The impact of a car accident can cause sever trauma to all parts of the body, including the skeletal and nervous systems. Car accident victims often suffer broken bones, sprains, abrasions, burn injury, brain injury, and spinal cord injury, the latter of which can lead to temporary or permanent paralysis. The medical expenses associated with car accident injuries can be extremely high, and the emotional anguish resulting from a permanent disability or disfigurement can never be measured. If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury in a car accident, our attorneys can help you obtain damages for your financial losses, pain, and suffering.
Even the best drivers are prone to occasional distraction and inattention. Many auto accidents, however, are caused by the blatant negligence of drivers who chose to engage in risky and irresponsible behavior on the road. Speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, and overly aggressive driving are all common factors in vehicle collisions.
Drunk driving also continues to be a major problem in California and throughout the United States. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 1,719 of the 4,329 traffic deaths that occurred in California in 2005 were alcohol related – this represents 40 percent of the state’s total car accident fatalities for the year. Unfortunately, our local communities have had their share of these tragedies; according to the California Highway Patrol, there were 49 alcohol-related fatalities in San Joaquin County in 2004, affecting residents of Stockton, Lodi, and Modesto. Our car accident attorneys are committed to pursuing justice on behalf of drunk driving victims and their families.
Other factors in traffic injuries and fatalities include defective auto parts and faulty design. Even a seemingly minor vehicle defect can have major consequences when compounded by the circumstances of the car accident and the speed at which the vehicle was traveling. One highly publicized and common vehicle defect is the lack of structural integrity in certain sports utility vehicles. In fact, our firm achieved a record verdict against the Ford Motor Company in a wrongful death suit involving the defective design of a Ford Bronco. Other common vehicle defects include seat belt and air bag failure, tire defects, and faulty brakes.
If you or a family member has been the victim of a serious collision, contact Drivon, Turner & Waters, serving the greater San Joaquin Valley, including Stockton, Lodi and Modesto. Our car accident attorneys will evaluate your case and help determine if you are eligible for punitive and/or compensatory damages.