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Modesto Truck Accident Attorneys

Modesto Truck Accident Attorneys

Truck accidents are some of the most harmful motor vehicle accidents, often resulting in traumatic brain injuries and other physical and emotional damages. If you were the victim of a truck accident in Modesto, our legal team is here to help. Our attorneys can assist you in every step of the process, from investigating the details of the truck accident, to filing a lawsuit against one or more of the potentially liable parties, to pursuing compensation for your injuries. Our Modesto attorneys are experienced in every type of truck accident and are available for a free, no-risk consultation to discuss the details of your case. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to set up a free case assessment.

What Causes Truck Accidents in Modesto?

Our Modesto attorneys handle truck accidents caused by the following types of hazards, among others:
  • Spilled cargo
  • Tire blowouts
  • Driver fatigue
  • Drive impairment
  • Brake failure
  • Other mechanical failures
  • Improperly trained truck drivers
  • Truck overload or imbalance
  • Accidents stemming from any other type of driver error, recklessness or negligence
Because we have such extensive experience in the field, we know how to tailor our strategy to fit the facts of your case and deliver the best possible outcome. From reckless driving to negligence on the part of the trucking company, our attorneys will investigate and prepare the best possible claim for the facts of your particular accident.

Identifying the Liable Parties

While there are some similarities between car accidents and truck accidents, if you have been involved in a serious trucking accident in Modesto, it is important to seek legal help right away. The legal and liability issues involved in trucking accidents are particularly complex and much more involved than a basic auto accident. Trucks are commercial vehicles and are regulated by federal law. As such, there are many laws at play when it comes to filing a claim against potentially liable parties for a trucking accident. In auto accidents, it is often the negligence of the driver that causes the accident and therefore the driver is the only party who is liable for the accident. Conversely, in trucking accidents, there may be additional potentially liable parties – even if the truck driver was at fault. Our lawyers are experienced in identifying the liable parties in truck accidents. In addition to the driver, our Modesto attorneys have successfully brought claims on behalf of our clients against a number of parties, including:
  • Trucking companies (for a faulty vehicle or improper driver training);
  • Truck maintenance companies (for failure to properly maintain the vehicle);
  • Vehicle manufacturers (for manufacturing faulty parts); and
  • Cargo loading parties (for improper loading of the cargo).
You may have grounds to file a claim against any or all of the above parties for your accident.  Our Modesto truck accident attorneys have the best resources available to investigate your accident and identify all potentially liable parties, allowing you to rest assured that all parties responsible for your accident will be held accountable.

Gathering Concrete Evidence

Even if you did not contribute to your accident, an insurance carrier might still dispute your claim. Strong evidence is vital to rebutting any pushback you receive from an insurer. Our Modesto truck accident lawyers will gather factual evidence by launching a thorough investigation. In many cases, we hire expert witnesses to testify in court as to what likely caused the accident and who was responsible. In addition, our attorneys may seek out the following forms of evidence:
  • The accident report
  • Vehicle maintenance records
  • Dashcam footage
  • Photographs of the accident scene
  • GPS data
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Black box data
  • The truck driver’s cell phone records
Our lawyers will ensure your claim is as strong as possible before entering settlement negotiations.

Discuss Your Claim with a Modesto Truck Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury from a truck accident, we encourage you to reach out to us. Our attorneys offer decades of collective experience representing accident victims in negotiations with large motor carriers and their insurance companies. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to set up a free case assessment.