Top-Rated Gas Truck Accident Attorneys
Holding Companies Accountable in America’s Oilfields
In remote oilfields, drilling companies transport their product by truck. Gas trucks—popularly referred to as tanker trucks—are enormous commercial vehicles holding thousands of gallons of flammable and toxic material. This reason alone is enough to demand that oil companies maintain their trucks efficiently and frequently. When these trucks are not properly maintained, they cause serious accidents.
Whether these accidents are due to a faulty part or due to poorly-maintained roads, any type of gas truck accident is severe and has the potential to injure the driver and bystanders. When a gas truck collides with an object, the gas can ignite or explode, causing burn injuries and killing workers.
If you or a loved one was hurt in a gas truck accident, you’re likely wondering what you can do to get life back to normal. We’ve helped thousands of workers take their lives back, helping them provide for their families, pay the bills, and make up for lost wages. Whether you were a driver or another worker who was injured by a gas truck, contact our firm. We can help you figure out the next step in one free phone call.
Gas Truck Accident Attorneys Helping the Injured in Texas & Nationwide
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our gas truck accident lawyers help those injured in oilfield accidents throughout all of Texas. Much of our practice is focused on helping those injured in the West Texas area, including Abilene, Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, and San Angelo.
In addition, we also provide representation throughout Texas counties such as the following:
- Bee County
- DeWitt County
- Dimmit County
- Frio County
- Gonzales County
- Gregg County
- Harrison County
- La Salle County
- Lavaca County
- Live Oak County
- Maverick County
- McMullen County
- Nacogdoches County
- Panola County
- Rusk County
- San Augustine County
- Shelby County
- Webb County
- Wheeler County
- Wilson County
- Zavala County
Our team is not just limited to Texas. From our offices in Houston, TX and Baton Rouge, LA, we are proud to extend our services to clients throughout New Mexico, Louisiana, and the entire nation. In fact, we've won cases for clients from all 50 states.
Notably, areas such as the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale have seen a dramatic increase in accidents involving vehicles from the oilfield. Companies shouldn't be allowed to put the lives of workers and residents at risk as the rush to make profits on an area's natural resources.
Gas Truck Accidents Pose More Than an Environmental Concern
One impact of oil and gas drilling that has not gone unnoticed is the way that operations affect the county road system. When drilling companies began to swarm various areas of New Mexico, Texas, and North Dakota, new roads had to be built to provide companies with better access to the well sites. Some of these roads just aren't up to par. They can be made of mere gravel and dirt on only be as wide as two lanes.
These roads are not built to sustain large oil trucks, which is why accidents have resulted. Each new well requires an estimated 2,000 more trips by trucks and rigs. The addition of so much traffic has had significant wear and tear on each state's road systems.
The current road system is not only dangerous and a nuisance to the residents of the area, but life-threatening for those in the oil and gas industry. These types of accidents are dangerous because not only are these trucks large but they are carrying hundreds of gallons of combustible material. In the event of a crash, these trucks can explode. Fuel truck drivers may have a case if they were injured in an accident caused by a poorly maintained road, just as anyone else could have a claim if they were injured by the negligence of a gas truck driver.
Gas Truck Accident FAQ
Are Tanker Trucks More Dangerous Than Other Vehicles?
Like semis, tanker trucks are more dangerous during accidents because of their large size and excessive weight. However, they also have the added risk of highly flammable materials and toxic substances. When these vehicles are in an accident, they’re dangerous in a unique way because of their purpose in the oilfields.
What Injuries Do Tanker Truck Accidents Cause?
Tanker truck accidents often cause serious injuries such as burns, broken bones, blunt force trauma, brain injuries, amputations, and much more. These injuries are usually caused by the impact of the truck or the materials a truck is hauling during an accident. Often, these accidents are life-altering and survivors and the families of victims deserve the help of an attorney to find a way to move forward after them.
Why Do Gas Truck Accidents Happen?
Unfortunately, most gas truck accidents happen because of negligence. Companies often hire unqualified drivers, fail to train them, or work them to a point of exhaustion. All tanker accidents are different and speaking to an attorney will help you determine who could have prevented your accident.
Aggressive Advocacy to Get You Compensated
Our firm will do whatever it takes to get our workers the resources they need. We are not afraid to take your case to court if that’s what it takes to help you. We won't accept quick settlements just to get your case over with. We won’t settle for a cent less than what it takes to rebuild your life. Our approach helped us to win billions in relief for people in the same situation as you—and it’s how we’ll fight to get your life back on track.
Contact the gas truck accident lawyers at Arnold & Itkin today. Call (888) 493-1629 or use our online form.