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Truck Accidents

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Modesto Truck Accident Lawyer

Highway 99, Highway 5 and Highway 155 crisscrossing the Central Valley carry thousands of trucks every day, delivering products, materials and equipment to communities throughout Northern California. The large 18-wheeler semi-tractor trailers are a vital part of our economy and are part of our daily traffic patterns.

Because of the massive size and weight of these large trucks, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates virtually every aspect of their activities, from maintenance requirements to management policies to driver training and behavior behind the wheel.

Truck Accident Law Firm

In a typical year in California, more than 3,500 people are injured or killed in crashes involving large commercial trucks. Many of the accidents are the result of truck drivers pushing the limits of their endurance and skills, as they work to meet tight deadlines imposed upon them by their employers. If you were injured in a crash involving a large commercial truck in the Central Valley or Northern California, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident, talk to a Modesto truck accident attorney at Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger right away. For nearly 35 years, we have been the personal injury litigation firm people in the Central Valley turn to when they need serious legal representation.

Our personal injury lawyers represent truck accident cases on a contingency-fee-basis. You will not pay attorneys’ fees if we do not help you recover money in a settlement or jury verdict.

Truck Accident Attorney in Modesto

Truck accident injury and wrongful death cases generally turn on the physical evidence at the scene. Many truck companies have contracts with local investigators, who rush to the scene to begin collecting evidence in the truck company’s favor. It is very important to have an experienced personal injury attorney working on your side of the accident case as quickly as possible following the accident.

If you have already been contacted by a truck company representative or an insurance adjuster, don’t rush to accept a settlement. Talk to a truck accident lawyer in Modesto first. Our attorneys have decades of experience negotiating full settlements and winning jury trials on behalf of truck accident victims. We are the firm to call for straight answers about what you are entitled to for your injuries or loss. 

Experience With Truck Accident Claims

We have experience handling all types of California truck accident injury and wrongful death claims, including:

  • Truck driver speeding and reckless driving
  • Truck driver fatigue, truck driver asleep at the wheel
  • Truck driver DUI and drug abuse
  • FMCSA violations
  • Overloaded trailer, unsafe loads
  • Commercial delivery truck accidents
  • Bus and public transportation accidents

Call a Truck Accident Lawyer Today. Our Modesto truck accident attorneys provide legal advice and representation for clients throughout the Central Valley region and Northern California. Call us at (209) 340-1110 or contact us by e-mail to arrange an initial consultation.


“This firm exemplifies how a multi-faceted group of attorneys can work together to achieve positive results.”

- James M.
Case Results

We fight tirelessly to make sure we gain the best possible results for our clients.

  • Financial Elder Abuse and Trust Litigation Action

    Recovered assets of approximately $11,000,000 in financial elder abuse and trust litigation action.

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  • Single Car Accident

    Client, a passenger in a car when the driver fell asleep, received policy limits including med-pay after suffering injuries.

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  • Business Dispute

    Recovered $3,300,000 in buy-out and settlement of minority business owners in breach of fiduciary duty obligations of entity management action.

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  • Motor Vehicle Accident

    Client received policy limits for side swipe accident.

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  • Business Dispute

    Recovered $1,200,000 in income producing property in family business dispute action alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary against majority owner family members wherein all income payments and distributions to client had ceased for multiple years.

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