The natural gas industry relies on tanker trucks to transport a large amount of gas between drilling sites, refineries, and customers. These tankers carry tons of pressurized gas each year driving thousands of miles across Texas and throughout the country. The drivers of these trucks and other drivers who must share the road with these vehicles are often at risk for serious trucking accidents.
The Dallas natural gas trucking accident lawyers at The Queenan Law Firm represent injury victims in trucking accidents involving natural gas tanker trucks and 18-wheelers. Our attorneys may be able to take your case to court against the responsible parties, such as the natural gas company or the trucking company that caused your injuries. To schedule a free legal consultation on your injury case, contact our law offices today at (817) 476-1797.
Lawyer for Natural Gas Truck Drivers
Driving in the transportation industry means that you are consistently at risk for injury from a truck accident. Truck drivers are held to high standards of fitness to drive, and your accident may not be caused by your own negligence. In many cases, your employer, whether that be a trucking company or a natural gas company, might be at fault for the injuries you face in an accident.
The trucking company that owns your rig is typically responsible for its upkeep and maintenance. If you were given a rig with tires that were retreaded, malfunctioning lighting equipment, leaking or damaged tanker parts, or other unsafe equipment, you could be injured in a serious trucking accident. Maintaining control of a vehicle during a crash is exceedingly difficult if the equipment malfunctions, which may contribute directly to an accident.
The injuries you face after a truck accident could lead to expensive medical bills and make it impossible to get back to work. In a lawsuit against your employer for the injuries you faced on the job, you may be able to claim full compensation for the medical expenses and lost wages you faced. In addition, you can typically claim damages for pain and suffering, which includes the physical pain and mental or emotional suffering you faced because of your injuries. More severe injuries typically result in higher damages, but prolonged or ongoing injuries, such as back or neck injuries, could also result in high damages.
Texas workers are given the choice of whether to accept workers’ compensation coverage in their job. If you reject workers’ compensation within 5 days of starting your new job as a truck driver, you may be entitled to take your later injury case to court. However, if you do not refuse workers’ comp., your right to sue might be limited to instances of intentional harm and cases where your employer does not carry workers’ comp. insurance. Talk to a lawyer about how to preserve your right to sue in the event of an accident.
Attorney for Natural Gas Truck Accident Victims
Drivers behind the wheel of a passenger vehicle or SUV often fear driving on the same road as large trucks. Tanker trucks seem especially dangerous since they carry potentially flammable and dangerous liquids and gases. Victims of accidents involving natural gas tanker trucks could face serious injuries after an accident, which could entitle them to substantial compensation.
It is vital in any car accident or truck accident case to talk to an attorney about your claim. Your attorney can help you understand what your case might be worth and how you can maximize the damages you are entitled to. In many cases, your insurance company the trucking company’s insurance company might encourage you to file your claim through them, but this may limit the damages you can receive. Similarly, the trucking company or a representative for the driver may contact you in an attempt to settle the case early for a lower amount.
It is vital not to talk to the other parties involved in an accident without your lawyer. Immediately after the crash, you should get the names, contact info, insurance information, and employer contact info for any vehicles involved in the crash, but after that, you should discuss any communications with your lawyer. Trucking companies and their insurance companies may try to convince you to settle a case for far lower than you might be entitled to, and having an attorney represent you on your claim can help stop these settlement offers.
Our lawyers offer free legal consultations to help you understand what your case might be worth, including how much you might be entitled to in financial compensation for medical expenses, car repairs, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages.
Call Our Dallas Natural Gas Trucking Accident Lawyers for a Free Legal Consultation
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident involving a natural gas tanker truck, or if a member of your family was killed in one of these accidents, call The Queenan Law Firm today. Our Dallas natural gas truck accident lawyers offer free consultations to help natural gas truck accident victims and truckers understand the case they can file against the trucking company to receive compensation for their injuries. To schedule your free legal consultation, call our law offices today at (817) 476-1797.