Truck Driver Negligence in Modesto

Contact a Hard-Hitting Modesto Truck Accident Attorney

While a truck accident can be caused by a myriad of different factors, collisions involving 18-wheelers often involve a certain level of truck driver negligence. Whether it is in the form of driving under extreme exhaustion, distracted driving, or violating federal trucking regulations, truck driver negligence can have deadly consequences and can be used to hold commercial drivers liable for any damages they may cause.

If a truck driver's careless actions have caused you harm, a knowledgeable Modesto truck accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro can advocate for your rights and help you seek compensation for your injuries.

Countless clients have trusted our firm's attorneys for the following reasons:

  • More than $300 million recovered in verdicts and settlements
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  • Ranked among top 5% of attorneys in Northern CA (Super Lawyers®)
  • 30+ years' of dedicated legal experience

Contact our office today to get started towards filing a claim.

What are the Different Types of Truck Driver Negligence?

According to studies conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), truck driver negligence plays a part in approximately 88% of truck accidents. This lack of care can turn an 80,000-pound vehicle into an unstoppable wrecking ball, causing horrific devastation to anything within its path. When considering how difficult it can be to control an 18-wheeler under normal conditions, adding carelessness into the mix can create a recipe for disaster.

Negligence can be manifested in the following forms:

  • Driving too long without rest
  • Insufficiently maintaining a vehicle
  • Improperly loading cargo
  • Failing to check blind spots
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding

Proving Truck Driver Negligence

Any of these actions can potentially hold a truck driver and their employer liable for damages caused in the event of an accident. If it can be proven that a collision was caused by a truck driver's violation of federal safety guidelines established by the Department of Transportation, this can act as compelling evidence in a truck accident victim's favor.

The following evidence can be used to prove negligence:

  • Accident reconstruction
  • Witness testimonies
  • Police reports of the incident
  • Photographs of the damage
  • The driver's hours of service logbook
  • The driver's training and driving record

In addition to proving negligence, being able to show the resulting damages is a vital aspect of a solid personal injury claim. Collecting medical bills, pay stubs, and car repair invoices can help show the resulting damages of this negligence and maximize a truck accident victim's compensation.

Injured? Call (209) 803-5117 to Seek Justice

If you have been hurt in a truck accident caused by truck driver negligence, it is crucial that you contact a high-caliber Modesto truck accident attorney from the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro as soon as possible to begin building your case. We understand the immense personal anguish you must be experiencing, and we are fully prepared to go the distance on your behalf in the pursuit of a fair settlement for your suffering. Protecting your rights is our top priority, and we are willing to do everything within our power to ensure the proper parties are held accountable for their wrongdoing.

Request a free consultation today to take the first step towards retaining the advocacy you need.

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