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Tanker Truck Accident Attorneys in Houston, TX

Billions of Dollars Recovered for the Injured

Tanker trucks are large commercial vehicles designed to transport gases and liquids. They are also called tank trucks, gas trucks, and fuel trucks. Depending on the type of gas or liquid they’re designed to carry, tanker trucks may be insulated, refrigerated, pressurized, or designed for multiple loads. Some are semi-trailer tanker trucks that have the capacity to carry larger, heavier loads.

Because tanker trucks have high centers of gravity, they can be difficult to maneuver. A tanker truck driver must be properly trained and exercise proper care when making turns, accelerating, and braking to keep the vehicle as stable as possible. When tanker truck drivers are careless or inexperienced, and when tank trucks are improperly loaded or maintained, serious truck accidents can result.

Our attorneys are here to help people who have suffered from the negligent and wrongful acts of truck drivers and trucking companies. Call (888) 493-1629 to see how we can help you.

Tanker Truck Crashes: Investigating Cause & Assigning Fault

If you were injured or lost a family member in a collision involving a tanker truck, you deserve the chance to see justice served. That starts with determining the cause of your accident and ends with the assignment of fault to the responsible party or parties.

Our team takes on tanker truck collisions caused by:

  • Fatigued and overworked tanker truck drivers
  • Improperly loaded tank trucks
  • Defective truck and auto parts
  • Dangerous roads and heavy weather
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Unsafe merges and lane changes
  • Inexperienced truck drivers
  • Poorly maintained tanker trucks
  • Traffic violations

Serving Houston and all of Texas and the U.S., we have experience building compelling cases that prove fault and show precisely how much of an impact tanker truck accidents have had on our clients’ lives. This helps us secure the level of compensation that makes it possible for our clients to build stable futures for themselves and their families.

Houston Tanker Truck Accident FAQ

How much weight can a tanker truck carry?

A tank truck can carry anywhere from 5,500 to 11,600 gallons of liquid or gas. This is held in a cylindrical tank that lies horizontally on the trailer of the vehicle. The tanks themselves are usually designed with multiple compartments or other features that prevent the load from shifting during transport and destabilizing the vehicle.

Fully loaded, a tanker truck you encounter on a Houston roadway may weigh about 26,000 lbs.

Who is responsible for my tanker truck accident?

Generally speaking, the parties that can be held liable for a tanker truck accident are the trucking company, the truck driver, another motorist, the manufacturer of a defective truck or car part, the shipping company, or the loading company. Sometimes more than one party can be held accountable. By investigating your accident and determining its cause, we’ll identify which individual and/or company should be responsible for paying your medical bills—and so much more.

Do I need to hire a Houston tanker truck accident lawyer?

If you were injured in a crash with a tanker truck in the Houston area, it’s in your best interests to involve a local firm that has a proven track record in complex truck accident litigation. The insurance company isn’t going to put your needs first. The trucking company will conduct its own investigation and may try to blame you for the accident. Our attorneys can step in and protect your legal right to compensation for the injuries you’ve experienced. We will pursue the level of damages that will actually cover all of your medical bills, plus ongoing care. We will seek compensation for all of your lost earnings, including loss of potential income. We will even seek damages for emotional trauma, which can be extensive after a serious tanker truck crash.

Act Quickly After a Houston Tank Truck Accident

Tanker truck accidents can be particularly catastrophic due to the immense size of the truck and the fact that it may be carrying hazardous and/or flammable substances. A tanker truck crash can cause a powerful explosion that puts everyone in the area at risk of serious injury. Other vehicles may be literally crushed from the force of impact.

After accidents of this magnitude, victims and their families can turn to Arnold & Itkin for the legal counsel they need. When we take on a tanker truck accident case, we give it the time and attention it deserves. We treat our clients with compassion and put all of our considerable resources to work as we fight for the outcome they need.

Call (888) 493-1629 today to speak with a team member at our Houston office. We’re ready to stand up for your rights and interests.

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $12Million Massive Settlement Obtained for Truck Driver Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce that our firm has secured a $12 million settlement on behalf a truck driver who was crushed by his own cargo—which then led directly to a stroke. The driver, who was 56 years old at the time, now requires costly around-the-clock care to carry out basic tasks. The defendants argued that the stroke was his fault—but Cory Itkin was able to counter their arguments enough to compel them to settle. Our client has received everything he needs for a stable future.
  • $10Million Settlement Won for Family Against Negligent Trucking Company Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Ces Tavares represented a family who had lost their father in a tragic 18-wheeler accident. He was driving home when a trucker made a dangerous maneuver and caused a massive collision. The trucking company ultimately settled for $10 million.
  • $10Million Settlement Obtained for Family Affected by Fatal Vehicle Accident Our firm represented the family of two people who were killed after their vehicle was hit by an 18-wheeler running a red light. We were successful in reaching an eight figure settlement on their behalf.
  • $3.2Million Settlement Reached for Injured Husband & Wife Attorney Cory Itkin represented a husband and wife who were injured after being hit by two semi-trucks. The wife sustained back injures while the husband was knocked unconscious; he needed several surgeries. Our firm was successful in reaching a settlement of $3.2 million for the couple.
  • $2.1Million Settlement Obtained for Truck Accident Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a multimillion-dollar settlement for a man who suffered severe neck and back injuries in a truck accident. Our firm aggressively pursued the case until the defendant settled with our client days before trial.
  • $2Million Large Settlement Obtained for Grieving Family Arnold & Itkin is proud to have secured a massive settlement for a family who lost their loved one due to the negligence and reckless action of a commercial vehicle driver. Our work will allow our clients to live in financial stability while they grieve and heal from this tragedy.
  • $1.6Million Large Settlement Reached for Victim of Severe Truck Accident Truck accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin secured a sizable settlement for a client who was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler on the highway. Her injuries required multiple surgeries, but the defendants refused to take responsibility. Her $1.6 million settlement will get her the medical care and financial support she needs.
  • $1.5Million Big Rig Accident Victim Received Jury Verdict Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a $1.5 million verdict on behalf of a client who suffered a torn meniscus when he was bumped by a tractor trailer. We are especially pleased with this result because the defendants accepted no responsibility for the injury and only offered to settle for $5000.
  • $1.5Million Jury Verdict Ruled in Favor of Longshoreman Arnold & Itkin obtained a $1.55 million verdict on behalf of a client who was seriously injured when a yard mule driver collided with the pickup truck in which he was standing. The defendants only offered to settle for $35,000 while denying the existence of an injury at all.
  • $1.49Million Settlement for Man Struck by a Truck Our firm helped represent a client who was severely injured after he was struck by a truck. We helped recover $1.49 million on his behalf.
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