Expert Tanker Truck Accident Lawyers
Munley Law has more than 55 years of experience in dealing with tanker truck accidents. Our attorneys have dealt with the trucking companies and their insurance companies in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. We are the leaders in trucking law nationally and we have been ranked as by our peers as among the Best Lawyers in America. We have had some of the largest settlements and verdicts in the country for trucking accidents and have helped hundreds of trucking accident victims, just like you. Please call us today for a FREE case evaluation of your tanker Truck accident case at (855) 866-5529. We can help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You can also fill out our online contact form or click on our Chat button to chat with a representative right now.
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. 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 life for the victim as well as their spouse, children and other loved ones.
Tanker Truck Accident Lawsuits Require Trucking Law Experts
Tanker trucks are used to transport hazardous materials, including:
- Industrial Chemical
- Household petroleum-based products
Trucking insurance rarely covers all of the losses and expenses that result from a truck accident. Trucking, along with their hauling and leasing companies will seek to reduce payments by and they will dispute victims’ insurance claims. Trucking firms and insurance companies often use tactics that can add to the trauma and expense of being in a Tanker Truck crash. You will need an experienced trucking law 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. Also, see our Most Frequently Asked Questions about Truck accidents or read our blog on the latest news involving trucking accidents.
Tanker Trucks Pose Unique Dangers on the Roads
There are many reasons why Tanker Trucks and all large trucks cause wrecks. Often the reason is negligence or recklessness on the part of the truck driver or trucking company, such as:
- Aggressive driving or tailgating
- Speeding and ignoring reduced truck speed limits
- Long work shifts / unrealistic travel schedules
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving, such as cell phone use
- Impaired driving (i.e., alcohol and drug abuse)
- Failure to inspect tires, brakes and lights
- Failure to install blind-spot mirrors
Contributing factors to rollovers include:
- An improperly filled tank
- High center of gravity for the truck
- Speeding around a curve
- Improperly trained drivers
- Stopping short
If the tank is not filled properly, the liquid will move freely inside of the Tanker Truck and cause its weight to shift and making the truck very difficult to control. The driver may also lose causing the rollover Tanker Truck to roll.
Tanker Trucks must adhere to a specific set of regulations different from other tractor- trailer trucks. Because of the hazardous nature of the loads, Tanker Trucks must meet strict engineering guidelines mechanics for these vehicles must be specially trained.
Negligence on the part of the driver or the people responsible for filling 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.
Our Trucking Accident Lawyers Can Help You With Your Tanker Truck Lawsuit
The Tanker Truck accident attorneys of Munley Law have dealt with trucking firms and their insurance companies in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey for more than 50 years and we want to help you.
Insurance rarely covers all of 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.
When negotiations fail to achieve adequate funds for victims, the pursuit of a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the representatives of the Tanker Truck is the proper course of action.
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 Pennsylvania, New York and New jersey truck accident lawyers of Munley Law would welcome the opportunity to represent you and your family. Call us today at 844-686-5397 or use on online contact form. We provide FREE consultations and we only collect a fee if we win for you.