We Hold Negligent Drivers Accountable After Crashes

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 injury or the death of a loved one, however, the effects can be devastating.

At Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC, our experienced attorneys are committed to seeking justice for victims who have suffered 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. We are also well known for our commitment to our clients and our ability to answer any legal question related to their case.

Car Accident Injuries

A major car accident can result in serious or catastrophic injuries, the repercussions of which often last a lifetime. The impact of a car accident can cause severe trauma to all parts of the body, including the skeletal and nervous systems. Some of the more common – and devastating – injuries we see include:

The medical expenses associated with these types of 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 suffered a serious injury in a car accident, our attorneys can help you obtain damages for your financial losses, pain and suffering.

Common Causes Of Car Accidents

Even the best drivers are prone to occasional distraction and inattention. Many auto accidents, however, are caused by the blatant negligence of drivers who choose to engage in risky and irresponsible behavior on the road. Speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, overly aggressive driving and being distracted behind the wheel 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 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 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 a 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 sport utility vehicles. In fact, our firm achieved a record verdict against Ford Motor Co. 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.

Contact Our Law Firm Today

If you or a family member has been the victim of a serious collision, contact Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC, to take advantage of a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer at our firm. We will evaluate your case and help determine if you are eligible for punitive and/or compensatory damages. Call 209-800-8971 or send us an email to get started.