Glendale Tanker Truck Accident Lawyers
While all large trucks pose a significant hazard to drivers on California roadways, few vehicles are as dangerous as tanker trucks that haul liquids. Not only do these trucks often carry hazardous materials such as gasoline and toxic chemicals, but they also require extra care and skill to drive safely. If you or a loved one has suffered in a collision with a tanker truck, our team of talented Glendale truck accident lawyers at Aghabegian and Associates, PC, can help protect your rights and represent you in a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Transporting liquids and hazardous materials comes with significantly increased risk, and the drivers of these trucks are subject to more stringent rules and regulations. A tanker truck driver must receive special training and additional endorsements to his commercial driving license, especially if he is to transport hazardous materials.
Tanker truck drivers are required to perform regular inspections of the vehicle’s tanks to check for leaks, and they must demonstrate proficiency and knowledge in the driving techniques required to operate tanker trucks with the utmost level of safety.
Many tanker truck accidents are the result of driver negligence, though they have also been known to occur due to equipment malfunction or unexpected poor road conditions. The most common causes of tanker truck accidents include:
- Taking sharp turns
- Driver fatigue
- Texting and driving
- Road damage or lack of road maintenance
- Faulty brakes
- Equipment malfunction
- Lack of required truck maintenance
When a tanker truck is involved in an accident, the potential for catastrophic damage is extreme. These risks include:
- Toxic explosions
- Contamination of ground and property
- Chemical burns
- Radioactive exposure
Because tanker trucks often transport gasoline, waste, toxic materials, and radioactive materials, collisions are much more likely to cause an explosion that affects many innocent people, especially on a busy freeway. Radioactive or toxic chemical spills can expose hundreds of people in the surrounding areas to harmful substances that cause injuries and diseases, and exacerbate existing health problems.
Victims in tanker truck injuries often suffer severe, catastrophic injuries that may include:
- Crush injuries
- Broken bones
- Chemical exposure
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck and spine injuries
- Internal organ damage
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a collision with a tanker truck, you have the legal right to pursue compensation for your injuries and other consequences. Many of our clients have received compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Immediate and future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of financial support
- Funeral and burial costs
- Diminished quality of life
At Aghabegian and Associates, PC, we have over 40 years of combined experience providing first-class legal representation for car accident victims. We understand the trauma of suffering severe injuries through no fault of your own, and we treat our clients with compassion and understanding, providing the support needed throughout your recovery. Our team of veteran trial attorneys gather all required evidence and litigate aggressively, refusing to back down when facing corporate defense lawyers. We go the distance, doing all we can to achieve the best possible outcome for those we represent. If you or a loved one has suffered in a tanker truck accident, call us today at (818) 507-4311 to schedule a free case evaluation.
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