Tanker trucks are a specific type of large commercial vehicle that is designed to haul liquids or gases from place to place on our highways and interstates. While generally safe, they are capable of causing serious injury and widespread damage when they are involved in accidents.  They can transport materials as disparate as milk, water, gasoline, and industrial chemicals. Because of the particularly serious risks these vehicles can pose, they are subject to strict federal and state regulation. Accidents continue to occur in spite of these regulations, however, and each year people are injured in accidents involving tanker trucks. Anyone injured in a tanker truck accident should be certain to discuss your case with one of the experienced attorneys of Shane Smith Law as soon as possible.

 

Common Causes of Tanker Truck Accidents

Tanker truck accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common include the following:

 

  • Speeding
  • Overloaded cargo
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Vehicle malfunctions
  • Coupling failure
  • Inadequate training
  • Brake failure
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Driver error
  • Distracted driving

 

The injuries a person can sustain in a tanker truck accident can potentially result in significant medical expenses and lost income. In addition, victims can sustain other losses as well, including property damage, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and loss of consortium. Fortunately, these and other losses may be compensable through a Georgia personal injury claim. The best way to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve is retaining an attorney as soon as possible after an injury occurs.

Contact a Brooks personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a tanker truck accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call Shane Smith Law today at (770) 487-8999

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