MODESTO PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

  • Super Lawyers Selected in 2018
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • 2018 ITLG - Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
  • AV Preeminent 2017 - Steven A. Fabbro
  • San Francisco Top Rated Lawyers

Modesto Personal Injury Attorney

35+ Years of Experience. More than $350 million Recovered.

When you come to the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro, you can have confidence in our ability to get results on your behalf. Our firm has more than 30 years of experience assisting accident victims and their families with the process of claiming compensation for wrongful injuries. We have a proven track record of success. We have a history of taking on large corporations including insurance companies and product manufacturers, and winning.

If you have been hurt or have lost a loved one in an accident that was caused by another party's careless, reckless or otherwise negligent actions, you simply should not be forced to pay the price. By hiring a Modesto personal injury lawyer from our firm, you can level the playing field in your case and dramatically improve the chances that you will win the compensation you deserve. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Fabbro Difference

  • Free Consultations Available to Potential Clients
  • Over $350 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • You Don't Pay Us Anything Unless We Win For You
  • Northern CA Super Lawyers® (Top 5% of Attorneys)
  • More Than 35 Years of Proven Legal Experience
  • Top-Rated Ethics & Skill (AV Preeminent® Rating)

A Reputation of Success & Dedication

Steven Fabbro has earned the Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Rating, an honor that is given to fewer than five percent of attorneys throughout the nation. The AV® Rating is among the most sought-after peer review rankings in the legal profession, and it is reserved for lawyers who are recognized for excellence. Our firm has also received additional recognitions, such as being included in San Francisco's Top Rated Lawyers®. We are known for achieving substantial verdicts on behalf of our clients, with insurance settlements and jury verdicts ranging into the tens and even hundreds of millions.

While we have the resources and the results that you can expect to find at large firms, we also maintain the personal attention and one-on-one service that you can only find at a boutique law office. Rather than leaving you to work only with paralegals and assistants, we provide ongoing guidance throughout every stage of the process.

We recognize that this may be a time of great stress and uncertainty for you and your family, so we do everything we can to help you find your way to a successful conclusion. Our goal is to help you obtain justice and recover the compensation you need to offset the considerable economic burden.

Client Testimonials

What Our Past Clients Have to Say About Our Service
  • “His professionalism, discretion, and skills made the very difficult situation we experience much more tolerable.”

    H. Smith, Premises Liability Injury Client

  • “Mr. Fabbro was very truthful and honest with all of us.”

    L. Maryland, Wrongful Death of Parent Client

  • “I would recommend him to any person who has serious problems.”

    M. Morales, Pedestrian, Auto Injury Client

  • “His professionalism, hard work and nurturing character helped me and my husband succeed in our lawsuit.”

    R. Stabile, Medical Device / Product Liability

Over $350 Million Recovered On Behalf of Our Clients

  • $8.5 Million Settlement Wrongful Death Case
    In November of 2013, Attorney Steven A. Fabbro made history in Stanislaus County when he helped the widow and child of an Oakdale police officer secure an $8.5 million settlement from Gold Star Foods Inc.—which is one of, if not the largest, settlements in the history of the county for a single wrongful death case. The victim, Paul Katuszonek, had been driving to work when he was struck from behind at 55 mph. He was killed upon impact, as the other driver made no attempt to stop until he was approximately 100 feet away from Paul's car. According to Fabbro, "It was a clear case of driver fatigue." In fact, the truck driver had violated federal trucking regulations by driving for nearly 23 hours with only 4.5 hours of rest.
  • $140,000,000 Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • $26,000,000 Toxic Exposure Class Action
  • $13,500,000 Drunk Driving / Wrongful Death
  • $8,750,000 Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • $8,750,000 Pedestrian
  • $7,000,000 Defective Medical Device
  • $5,000,000 Wrongful Death
  • $2,250,000 Premises Liability
  • $2,200,000 Burn Victim

Get Started on Your Case Today

Take the first step now by contacting our office for a free case evaluation. You should not speak about your case with anyone but your Modesto personal injury lawyer since the statements you make to an insurance adjuster or claims representative may end up being used against you later to reduce or even deny your claim. Instead, let us review the situation to determine how much your claim for damages is worth.

We work on a contingency-fee basis, so you would have nothing to lose by hiring our firm. Contingent fees mean that you do not have to pay us unless we win your case, and it makes it possible for you to hire legal representation without worrying about the costs of paying a retainer fee up front. We take an aggressive approach and are ready to fight to get the results you deserve.

What Are the Statute of Limitations in California?

Everyone who has suffered a personal injury due to the actions of another has the right to pursue financial compensation from the liable party. They cannot, however, wait an unreasonable amount of time to make their claim. To this end, California has created a set of statutes of limitations – or time limits – for personal injury lawsuits. If no case is filed before the statute expires, any filed in the future for that same injury can be immediately thrown out by the court.

Nearly every personal injury case in the state has a statute of limitations of two years from when the injury occurred, however, not every ailment is noticeable at first glance. For injuries that are discovered some time after the accident or incident occurred, the statute of limitations is only one year. For example, you might have been prescribed dangerous drugs unknowingly five years ago but you only started to suffer symptoms from longtime use this year; you would still have a year to file a claim, starting from when your symptoms began.

Injury cases do not need to mean harm to your body, as they can pertain to damage to your property. You will have three years to file a case seeking compensation after your property has been wrongfully destroyed by others. If your injury claim must be filed against a California city, county, or government agency, you will only have six months to create your suit. Additionally, there are numerous other rules in place that you must follow. Claims against the government are notoriously complicated, and it is widely advised that you retain a lawyer as soon as possible in such scenarios.

A statute of limitation may actually be suspended – or tolled – for a limited duration based on unique circumstances, and then resumed again later. If you were placed in prison, for instance, where you had no access to legal counsel, your statute would pause until you were released.

What Damages Can I Recover?

Generally, the compensation, or damages, that an injury victim can recover are divided into three broad categories, economic, non-economic and punitive damages. Like most states California imposes limits on how much certain damages can be recovered in certain situations, for example, an uninsured driver injured in an accident may not recover for pain and suffering. An attorney can help you understand if any of these limitations apply to your case.

As the name suggests, economic damages compensate for financial losses an injury victim suffers such as medical bills, the cost of any future medical expenses, and missed days at work. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate for more abstract losses, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish and emotional distress. Economic damages are usually easy to quantify while non-economic damages are not, as such non-economic damages are sometimes called “general damages.”

The last category of damages, punitive, differs from the first two in that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party. Punitive damages are not often awarded since they are usually reserved for cases where the negligent party knew their actions would cause harm but did so anyway.