While being involved in an accident with any commercial truck such as a tractor-trailer, semi-truck or 18-wheeler can lead to serious injuries or even fatalities, an accident with a tanker truck is particularly catastrophic.
Tanker truck accidents can leave both the truck driver and the occupants of the passenger vehicle dealing with serious injuries, but it is oftentimes the driver and passengers of the small vehicle that deal with majority of the damages. Tanker trucks often transport dangerous, hazardous or even flammable materials - which will likely result in numerous burns that cause severe long-term personal injuries and possibly death. In such instances, the chances of accident victims walking away unscathed are very slim.
In order to determine the cause of a tanker truck accident, numerous factors must be taken into consideration. Many possible causes include driver fatigue, truck driver inexperience or lack of training, improper balancing or overloading, equipment failure, poorly maintained vehicle, road hazards, and poor weather conditions.
Tanker truck accidents are typically a result of negligence on the part of the driver or the trucking company that owns the vehicle. In some cases, both parties can be deemed responsible. If you are involved in a crash, it is important that you consult with an experienced attorney who can review your case and properly identify the party or parties you should file a legal claim against.
Consult With a Skilled Truck Accident Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been involved in a tanker truck accident in the state of Florida, time is off the essence and you should consult with an experienced truck attorney as soon as possible.
At the Law Offices of Philip DeBerard, Injury attorney we have more than 30 years of experience dealing with commercial vehicle accidents.
Call us today at 1-800-299-8878 for a free no obligation consultation.