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Modesto Truck Accident Attorneys

Holding Negligent Truckers Accountable in Stanislaus County for Over 35 Years

Due to the rich farmland surrounding Modesto, the area is crawling with semi-trucks transporting crops and other goods from in and out of Stanislaus county. Inevitably, the volume of trucks in the area results in a large volume of Modesto truck accidents. Our firm is ready to help investigate any type of truck accident to determine who is at fault and to recover fair compensation, whether you have suffered from a head-on, rear-end accident, T-bone, truck rollover, jackknife, or underride accident.

The Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro works to hold negligent parties responsible for the accidents they cause. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a semi-truck collision, you can contact our firm for help. We can investigate the accident for evidence the truck driver is at fault for causing the crash, with the goal of using this evidence to win compensation for you in a personal injury or wrongful death claim.

Why Choose Our Truck Accident Attorneys?

  • $350+ million won in compensation for clients
  • You don't pay a cent until we win your case
  • Top-rated ethics and legal skill (AV Preeminent® rating)
  • Included in top 5% of Northern CA attorneys (Super Lawyers®)
  • Member of the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Driver fatigue or distraction
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Improper loading or securing of cargo
  • Equipment failure or malfunction
  • Poor weather or road conditions

At the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro, we understand that each truck accident case is unique and requires a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the accident. Our experienced attorneys will work tirelessly to gather evidence and build a strong case on your behalf.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

What Compensation Is Available After a Trucking Accident?

While money can't undo what you've suffered, you may be entitled to receive compensation for all of the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering,
  • Ad emotional distress

See how we can help you achieve justice and financial recovery.

Modesto Truck Accidents: Potential Damages and Injuries

Accidents involving trucks and small vehicles rarely result in the drivers or passengers walking away unscathed. Patients are sometimes left with medical conditions that permanently affect the quality of their lives and their ability to function normally. An accident involving a truck is likely to result in one of the following injuries:

  • Partial paralysis
  • Internal organ damage
  • Burns
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Loss of limb
  • Bone fractures
  • Spinal cord damage

Additionally to physical injuries, trucking accident victims suffer emotional and psychological trauma, and their property is damaged in an expensive way. You deserve compensation if you have been hurt in a truck accident or incurred other expenses.

FMCSA Trucking Regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is responsible for regulating trucking companies and their drivers in order to protect drivers on the road. One of these important regulations is called the hours of service regulations which specifies when and how long truckers can be on the road.

These regulations state:

  • Truck drivers can work up to a 14-hour day, however, in this 14-hour time period they can only drive for 11 of these hours. The remaining three hours must be spent on rest or meal breaks.
  • After the 14-hour workday limit is reached, drivers must rest for at least 10 consecutive hours before returning to work.
  • Truckers also must take days off work at regular intervals. If a trucking company is open seven days a week a driver is only allowed to work 70 hours in an eight-day period before taking at least 34 consecutive hours off. Likewise, if a trucking company is open less than seven days a week than a driver is only allowed to work 60 hours in a seven-day period before taking 34 hours off.

All too often trucking companies are found breaking these regulations. When this happens fatigued overworked truckers on the road pose a greater risk to other drivers on the road. Sometimes these regulations are modified in times of national emergency such as in the recent COVID-19 crisis.

While truckers are not breaking the law by driving beyond the above FMCSA limits when this happens, the risk they pose to other drivers on the road is no less extreme. If you have been injured in an accident by a tired trucker call our office today to get started on your case!

Who Is Liable After a Truck Accident?

Unlike a car accident where there is typically one party responsible for an accident, a truck accident can have many liable parties, depending on the circumstances of the case.

Among others, a liable party in a truck accident can include:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The truck manufacturer

A truck driver is usually held responsible if it is discovered they were engaging in illegal activities that caused the accident, such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, the trucking company a driver works for is most often held liable for damages after an accident.

While there are many reasons for this, the main one is the fact that it is not uncommon for a trucking company to encourage their drivers to break FMCSA regulations in order to help save their company money, resulting in tired drivers on the road.

In some cases an accident could be caused by the fact that a truck was improperly loaded, causing the uneven weight in the trailer to cause an accident. Whatever the cause of your accident, our attorneys have the skill and experience to investigate your truck accident case in order to hold the liable parties accountable for their negligence and recover the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.

What to Do After a Truck Accident

Being involved in a truck accident can be a traumatizing experience, but it's important to stay calm and take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your legal rights.

Here's what you should do after a truck accident:

  1. Check for injuries: If you or anyone else involved in the accident is injured, call 911 immediately.
  2. Exchange information: Get the truck driver's name, contact information, insurance details, and license plate number. Also, collect contact information from any witnesses.
  3. Take photos: Use your phone to take pictures of the accident scene, including damage to both vehicles and any injuries.
  4. File a report: Contact the police and file a report of the accident.
  5. Seek medical attention: Even if you don't think you've been injured, it's important to get checked out by a doctor to ensure there are no underlying injuries.
  6. Contact an attorney: It's important to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible to protect your legal rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Our team of Modesto truck accident attorneys has over 35 years of experience holding negligent truck drivers and trucking companies accountable for their actions. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Depending on the circumstances, your lawsuit may be filed against the trucker, trucking company, or shipper. In any case, we are ready to fight aggressively to recover the monetary damages that you, as well as your family, deserve. Your first step to claiming financial compensation is to contact a trusted Modesto truck accident attorney for your free consultation.

Fill out our free case evaluation form or call (209) 803-5117 now to speak to our Modesto semi truck accident attorney.

Client Testimonials

What Our Past Clients Have to Say About Our Service
  • “Mr. Fabbro was very truthful and honest with all of us.”

    L. Maryland, Wrongful Death of Parent Client

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

    R. Stabile, Medical Device / Product Liability

  • “His professionalism, discretion, and skills made the very difficult situation we experience much more tolerable.”

    H. Smith, Premises Liability Injury Client

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

    M. Morales, Pedestrian, Auto Injury Client

Our Victories

Over $350 Million Recovered On Behalf of Our Clients
  • $8.5 Million Settlement Wrongful Death Case
  • $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


Why Hire the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro?
  • Free Consultations Available to 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)