If you were hit by a tanker truck in Monroe County, contact the Stroudsburg tanker truck accident lawyers at Munley Law for a free legal consultation
If you are in the Stroudsburg area, and have been injured in a tanker truck accident, Munley Law is here for you. A crash involving a fuel truck, water truck, or other large commercial vehicle should only be handled by a law firm with extensive experience and a strong record of success with these types of cases. Our attorneys have dealt with trucking companies and their insurance companies for decades; let us put our experience to work for you.
Get started with a free, no-obligation consultation. First and foremost, we will answer your questions and help you navigate this difficult time. If you choose to hire our firm, we will get to work immediately to investigate your accident, preserve crucial evidence, and hold all negligent parties responsible. Call, chat live, or fill out our contact form today. There is never a fee for our services or advice unless we win your case.
Tanker trucks can cause deadly accidents
Tanker truck accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries and death. Tanker trucks are often used to haul hazardous, highly flammable liquid, which can erupt into flames and may cause an explosion in the event of a crash. Many people involved in car accidents with tanker trucks suffer severe burns and smoke inhalation injuries. Injuries resulting from an accident with a tanker truck can be extremely expensive to treat and cause long-term pain and suffering. Injured tanker truck victims can face painful and expensive recovery. Broken limbs can leave a tanker truck accident victim unable to work for weeks or months. More severe injuries, such as paralysis or traumatic brain injury, can mean a lifetime of medical bills and physical therapy. The tanker truck accident may completely change daily life for the victim as well as their spouse, children and other loved ones.
What causes tanker truck accidents?
There are many reasons why tanker trucks and all large trucks cause wrecks. The most common reasons are driver or motor carrier negligence that result in driver error or vehicle malfunction. Negligence or recklessness on the part of the truck driver or trucking company can include:
• Aggressive driving or tailgating
• Speeding and ignoring reduced truck speed limits
• Long work shifts / unrealistic travel schedule
• Driver fatigue
• Distracted driving, such as cell phone use
• Impaired driving (i.e., alcohol or drug abuse)
• Failure to inspect tires, brakes, and lights
• Failure to install blind-spot mirrors
Other contributing factors may include:
• An improperly filled tank
• High center of gravity for the truck
• Speeding around a curve
• Improperly trained drivers
If the tank is not filled properly, the liquid will move freely inside the tanker truck, and cause its weight to shift, which makes the truck very difficult to control. Tanker trucks must adhere to a specific set of regulations different from other tractor-trailers. Because of the hazardous nature of their loads, tanker trucks must meet strict engineering guidelines, and mechanics for these vehicles must be specially trained. Negligence on the part of the driver or the people responsible for filling or maintaining the tanker truck tank and can result in a tragic accident. Owners who hire the drivers or enforce training protocols can also be responsible for a tanker truck accident.
Tanker truck accident lawsuits require experienced truck accident lawyers
Tanker trucks are used to transport hazardous materials, including:
• Industrial Chemicals
• Household petroleum-based products
You will need an experienced trucking law firm to help you to recover what you deserve. We know how to preserve and protect the evidence in your Tank Truck accident case. We have handled so many trucking accident cases, that we know the ins and out of the trucking companies and understand the complicated nature of these cases. Let us help you and let’s get to work today to protect your rights.
A Stroudsburg tanker truck accident lawyer at Munley Law can help you
The tanker truck accident attorneys of Munley Law have dealt with trucking firms and their insurance companies in Pennsylvania and nationwide for more than 50 years. We want to make sure you get the help you need. Insurance rarely covers all the losses and expenses that result from a tanker truck wreck. Trucking, hauling and leasing companies often seek to minimize a victim’s compensation payments by disputing victims’ claims. Trucking firms and insurance companies often use tactics that can add to the trauma and expense of being in a tanker truck accident or crash.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a tanker truck, you may have a right to recover money for your medical costs and other losses. The Stroudsburg truck accident lawyers of Munley Law would welcome the opportunity to represent you and your family. We encourage you to Call us today or use our online contact form. We provide FREE consultations and we only collect a fee if we win your case.