Contact Drivon, Turner & Waters, serving Stockton, Manteca, and Modesto, to speak with our truck accident lawyers.
Drivon, Turner & Waters
215 N San Joaquin St.
Stockton, California 95202
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 for California drivers sharing the roads with large and dangerous trucks. There are a large number of big rigs, semi-trucks, and other large trucks on the road throughout the Central Valley, including Stockton, Modesto, and Manteca. The truck accident lawyers at Drivon, Turner & Waters are committed to representing clients who have been involved 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 has resulted from negligence on the part of the truck driver, trucking company, or parts manufacturer.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that approximately 170,000 people sustain injuries in trucking 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 that are on the road. Add to that a number of 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 highly in national truck accident statistics.
There are a number of factors that can contribute to a truck accident. At Drivon, Turner & Waters in Stockton, our truck accident lawyers exhaust every resource to define the root causes of our clients' claims. Poor weather conditions, vehicle defects, and aggressive driving on the part of passenger vehicles can all lead to a major truck accident. Likewise, the truck accident may be the fault of the truck driver and/or his or her employer.
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, serving Stockton, Manteca, and Modesto, our truck accident lawyers conduct extensive investigation into each case, and help determine if the accident involved negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company.
Please contact Drivon, Turner & Waters today for an evaluation of your case. Serving the entirety of Northern California, including Stockton, Manteca, and Modesto, our truck accident lawyers have over 30 years of experience in civil litigation.