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If you are injured in a water truck accident, you need an expert water truck accident lawyer. Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys’s legal team has decades of experience dealing with big trucking companies and their insurance carriers throughout Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. We are the national leaders in trucking law and have been ranked among the Best Lawyers in America by our peers.

These tanker trucks can carry thousands of gallons of water at a time. That’s why getting into a crash with one can cause serious injuries. If you are in a crash with a tanker truck, make sure you have a water truck accident lawyer that will fight for what you deserve.

We have helped hundreds of trucking accident victims and can help you. We are experienced in personal injury cases. The proof is in our results: Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys lawyers have had some of the largest settlements and verdicts in the country for trucking accidents.

Call Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys today for a FREE consultation at (844) 510-7643. You can also fill out our online contact form or click on our Chat button to chat with a representative right now. We can help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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Lawsuits Involving Water Truck Accidents Require Trucking Law Experts

An accident involving a tanker truck carring water can lead to catastrophic injuries and death for people in other vehicles. These injuries can be extremely expensive to treat, including long-term pain and suffering. Recovery can be painful, long, and expensive for victims of tanker truck accidents. For example, a broken or bruised limb can leave a victim unable to work for weeks or months. Or, if injuries are more severe, like paralysis or traumatic brain injury, that can result in a lifetime of medical bills and physical therapy. Water truck accidents affect not only the other motorists involved in the crash, but can also alter the lives of those victims’ spouse, children, and other loved ones.

Because of the complexity of tanker truck accidents, victims need experienced lawyers who know how to handle a lawsuit seeking money to compensate victims for their injuries. It is also important to have a lawyer experienced with these kinds of crashes so the responsible party can be held liable.

Call Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys today for a FREE consultation at (844) 510-7643.

Water Trucks Pose Unique Dangers on the Roads

There are many reasons why water 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 or other kinds of negligent driving
  • Speeding and ignoring reduced speed limits
  • Long work shifts and unrealistic travel schedules resulting in long hours for truck drivers
  • Driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving, such as cell phone use
  • Impaired driving (i.e., alcohol and drug abuse)
  • Failure to inspect tires, brakes and lights
  • Vehicle wear and tear

Increased Risk of Vehicle Rollovers

Vehicles that carry hazardous materials in liquid form or water are at an increased risk for rolling over. There are various factors that contribute to rollovers, including:

An improperly filled tank: If the tank isn’t filled correctly, water moves freely inside, causing the truck’s weight to shift. This makes it very difficult for drivers to control water trucks.

High speeds around a curve: Water trucks have a high center of balance. They can tip or rollover easily when a driver speeds around a sharp highway curve.

Poorly trained drivers and mechanics: Water trucks have a specific set of regulations that are different from other trucks. For this reason, engineering guidelines require specially trained drivers and mechanics.

Stopping short: Water trucks require a lot more time and distance to safely come to a complete stop. If a trucker stops short, the quick shift of the water can cause dangerous weight and energy imbalances.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a water truck?

A water tanker truck is a large water tank vehicle, often a semi-truck. It is used to transport water for help with everything from farming to firefighting. The reasons a water truck may be on the road transporting water include:

  • Helping farmers irrigate their crops through a drought
  • Assisting firefighters to control a large fire
  • Dampening fire-prone areas for prevention
  • Clearing construction worksites of dust and more
  • Delivering water used in hydraulic fracturing in the oil and gas industry

Q: Who can be held responsible for injuries caused by a crash?

Drivers: This one is obvious since the truck driver may have most directly been at fault for causing the crash between the water truck and cars.

Trucking Company: If the vehicle is owned by a trucking company, they could be held liable. They are responsible for ensuring the operators of their vehicles are trained properly. They also must conduct background checks, limit scheduling for rest periods, and more. For example, if the company did not routinely get the vehicle inspected and repaired, they could be held liable.

Third-party brokers: Many commercial transportation companies hire a third-party broker to connect them to operators and trucks to transport their cargo. This means, if you have been in a crash with a vehicle hired by one of these brokers, you want to ensure the broker did their due diligence in hiring. Your lawyer will also investigate how much control the broker had over the driver’s schedule and more.

Manufacturers: If the crash was caused by a mechanical failure, faulty part, or some other issue with the truck, you may be able to hold the truck manufacturer liable.

Large truck accidents can be complicated, and if one or more of the above parties can be held liable, you’ll want to know. Truck drivers, their employers, and even brokers, all have a policy with an insurance company. This means you could be owed money from more than one source. The best way to ensure you receive all the funds you need to compensate you for your injuries is to hire an experienced truck accident lawyer at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys.

Q: What compensation can victims with serious injuries get in a lawsuit?

Victims may be able to seek a financial award for:

  • Current medical expenses, including expenses for hospital stays
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and lost income
  • Inability to work now and in the future
  • Damage to your automobile
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological therapy for emotional trauma
  • Loss of consortium

When you or a loved one are victims, your pain is more than physical. At Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys, our truck accident attorneysunderstand that your injuries, losses, emotional distress, severe pain, and more take a toll on you and your family.

It’s difficult to put a dollar amount on your pain and suffering, but we can help put you back on the road to healing. We will work to make you whole again.

Q: What happens if someone dies in a crash?

When a family member or someone you love dies in a crash, you may be too preoccupied with the arrangements and the loss to deal with what happens next. If the crash was caused by negligence from another party, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death claim allows you to seek money from someone whose wrongful and negligent actions caused your loved one to die. A wrongful death lawsuit can provide funds to cover some or all of the following:

  • funeral expenses
  • medical expenses
  • lost earnings and benefits of the deceased
  • loss of care and companionship
  • pain and suffering
  • loss of security for those dependent on the deceased
  • in cases involving gross negligence, punitive damages

Q: How do I deal with the trucking insurance companies? 

Many insurance companies will try to downplay the extent of the harm you have suffered. Worse still, you may be up against different insurance companies if there are multiple defendants involved. Your opponents will most likely have an attorney who is well-versed in personal injury cases. That’s why you need an experienced attorney fighting for you.

One mistake by you can cost you untold amounts of financial damages — money you need to pay your bills and live your life now that you may not be able to work.

That’s why it is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer, like the lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys.

Q: What is a personal injury lawsuit?

A personal injury lawsuit is the kind of claim filed in court when someone is a victim of someone else’s negligence. When you file a personal injury lawsuit, you seek money that is called “damages.” These damages are money paid to you to pay for any physical or mental injury you suffered.

Q: How much is my personal injury claim worth?

No one can tell you exactly how much your claim is worth without first investigatingthe crash, reviewing evidence, obtaining medical records, and considering future medical costs.

There is no “average settlement.” Instead, each case is different. There are common factors that must be considered in determining how much your claim may be worth. Some of the factors that affect the settlement value of crash claims include:

  • ambulance fees
  • the severity of the harm you suffered
  • cost of current and future medical treatment
  • property damage to your car
  • damage to any property in your car
  • non-economic damages, like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and the like

Q: How much does it cost to hire a top Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer?

At Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys, we understand that the financial burdens following a serious injury can be overwhelming. That’s why our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not collect a fee unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you. You pay nothing upfront. Furthermore, it costs nothing to have a personal injury lawyer review your case because all of our initial consultations are FREE.

If you think you may have a case, or if you have questions about filing a personal injury lawsuit, we will evaluate the details of your situation at no charge and let you know what legal options are available for you.

Why Do Victims of Truck Accidents Need a Lawyer?

Insurance rarely covers all of the losses and expenses that result from a water truck accident. Especially because trucking, hauling, and leasing companies often seek to minimize a victim’s insurance payments by disputing victims’ claims. They may use tactics that can add to the trauma and expense of being in a water truck accident.

If these negotiations fail to get the justice and compensation you deserve, a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is the proper course of action. Victims need to make sure they have an expert water truck accident lawyer to represent them.

When choosing a water truck accident lawyer to protect you and your family, consider the following truck accident settlements and verdicts Munley law lawyers have won for our clients:

  • $26 Million: Settlement for crash resulting in a traumatic brain injury
  • $8 Million: Settlement for truck accident
  • $6.9 Million: Settlement when a garbage truck rammed a car
  • $6.5 Million: Settlement to a man brain injured by a garbage truck
  • $3.5 Million: Jury verdict for pedestrian hit by truck
  • $2.8 Million: Settlement for trucking crash
  • $2.8 Million: Settlement for a boy killed by a truck
  • $2.25Million: Settlement for driver of a van
  • $1.85 Million: Settlement for fuel tank operator killed in crash with dump truck
  • $1.8 Million: Settlement for tractor trailer accident that caused a woman’s death
  • $1.5 Million: Settlement for woman injured by fatigued truck driver
  • $1.5 Million: Settlement for crash involving newspaper delivery truck
  • $1.3 Million: Jury verdict for Clarks Summit woman in tractor-trailer accident
  • $1 Million: Settlement when a 69 year old man was killed by a tractor trailer.

Our Water Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help You With Your Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a water truck, you may have a right to recover money for your medical costs and other losses. Let the Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey truck accident lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys represent you and your family.

Call us today at 844-510-7643 or use on online contact form. We provide FREE consultations and we only collect a fee if we win for you.

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