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Accidents involving tanker trucks can lead to devastating losses

If you have been injured or lost a loved one, our law firm can help you recover.

Tanker trucks are everywhere on the roads in California. These trucks, which deliver water, fuel, and other liquid cargo to all different types of businesses, serve an essential function in our economy. Still, they can also be extremely dangerous for other motorists. The dangers associated with tanker trucks relate to issues with the trucks themselves and the drivers’ ability to operate these trucks safely. If a driver lacks experience, has spent too many hours driving, or simply makes a mistake behind the wheel, the consequences can be devastating for other motorists in the truck’s vicinity. After a such a serious accident, victims should consult with a truck accident attorney to discuss their legal options. 

Tanker truck riding down highway 1 in Calfornia

Are You Entitled to Financial Compensation for a California Tanker Truck Accident?

If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a tanker truck accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Just as many factors can lead to these dangerous accidents, there are also many grounds on which accident victims and families can seek to recover compensation for their losses. For example, some of the most common factors involved in tanker truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver inexperience
  • Driver reckless or negligence (i.e., driving under the influence or while distracted)
  • Failure to pressurize liquid cargo
  • Tanker truck defects and maintenance issues

All of these are issues for which financial compensation can be awarded under California law. At Banafshe Law Firm, P.C., our lawyers have decades of experience representing accident victims and families in insurance settlement negotiations and the courtroom. We have secured millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, and, in every case, we fight to recover maximum compensation based upon our client’s specific losses and personal circumstances.

How Our Lawyers Prove Fault and Liability for Tanker Truck Accidents

Regardless of the specific issue that leads to a truck accident, recovering just compensation requires evidence of the cause of the collision. It is essential to collect this evidence as soon as possible. Not only can some types of evidence (i.e., skid marks) disappear, but determining the cause of the accident is essential to deciding which company is liable for your injuries or your loved one’s death.

When our attorneys investigate your tanker truck accident case, we will seek to collect all available evidence to prove liability and establish your claim for damages. Depending on what our investigation reveals, we may be able to pursue one or more claims against:

  • The trucking company (i.e., in cases involving truck driver negligence)
  • The tanker truck manufacturer (i.e., in cases involving truck defects)
  • A dealership or shop  (i.e., in cases involving negligent truck maintenance or repairs)
  • An auto insurance company, state agency or other parties (i.e., in cases involving other negligent drivers or issues with the road)

Discuss Your Tanker Truck Accident Claim With a Truck Accident Attorney for Free

If you need to speak with a lawyer about recovering your losses after a tanker truck accident, we encourage you to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. To discuss your legal rights in confidence, call 800-789-8840 or tell us how we can help online now.