Gas & Fuel Truck Accidents

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Traffic collisions involving gas trucks (also referred to as oil trucks or fuel trucks) are some of the most dangerous motor vehicle accidents, as these vehicles:

  • Are extremely heavy and can devastate other cars upon impact
  • Carry fuel, which is highly flammable and, upon impact, can spill from the tank and result in uncontrollable fires (Although there is a chance of a gas tank fire in any truck accident, they are far more likely to occur when the truck is carrying gasoline, rather than wood, food or some other commodity)

If you or a loved one is involved in a fuel trailer truck crash, you will likely need immediate medical attention to save your life. Once your health is stable, it will then be crucial that you take the time to learn more about your legal rights, as you may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, property damage, lost wages and pain and suffering. Injured parties are invited to attend a free consultation with a skilled truck accident attorney to get a thorough, expert evaluation of their case.

Causes of Oil Truck Accidents

Certain circumstances can significantly increase the chances that a fuel truck accident will occur. Some of these may include:

  • Driver distraction
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver intoxication
  • Driver inexperience
  • Excessive vehicle weight
  • Failure to properly maintain the vehicle
  • Failure to obey traffic laws
  • Poor weather and/or road conditions
  • Poorly secured loads
  • Vehicle equipment failure (which can be caused by errors made by vehicle manufacturers, mechanics or the drivers themselves who don't properly maintain their vehicle)

The faster vehicles are going at the time of the collision, the more likely that severe injuries or wrongful death will be sustained. Some of the most serious truck accident injuries associated with gas truck crashes include:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of limb
  • Loss of vision, hearing or sensation
  • Neck or spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Permanent disability
  • Severe bruising and lacerations
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Wrongful death

How to Seek Compensation

Victims of oil truck accidents can find out if they have a legitimate case during a consultation with one of our national truck accident attorneys. Once we determine whether you have a legitimate case, we will collect all necessary evidence, highlight flaws in the opposing arguments and secure expert testimony to support your claims. Ultimately, the goal of our distinguished accident lawyers is to reach a maximum recovery for injured clients.