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Working in the oil and gas industry is dangerous, but did you know that the highest number of accidents happen not on the drilling site, but while driving oil tankers and trucks? Transporting the fuel, and diving from one site to another is a tough job that requires long shifts and little to no rest; resulting in a high frequency of accidents on the road.
But did you also know that, in most cases, the truck driver is not at fault? Employers and oil companies can be held responsible for a whole list of things that may have caused the truck accident. If you, or those close to you, have suffered severe or even fatal injuries in an oilfield truck accident, you may need to hire an oil tanker accident attorney.
Oil tankers and trucks have a much higher center of gravity than other vehicles, and therefore, are trickier to maneuver, and more difficult to operate. Here are some ways in which the employers can be at fault:
When those in a higher position rush the drivers to finish their job quickly or are inconsiderate of the driver’s exhaustion, they may be liable for the driver’s injuries. If you think you are paying for someone else’s mistake, you are urged to take prompt legal action.
If you are considering filing a lawsuit, you should seek consultation to learn more about your rights, the legitimacy of your claim, and the process of filing a lawsuit. If your consultation yields positive answers, you should proceed to hire someone to represent you in court of law. Do not make the mistake of hiring a lawyer simply because you know him or her personally, or because they seem enthusiastic about winning. The right lawyer will be able to put you at ease, and explain everything to you carefully, making sure you are updated constantly. The right oilfield truck accident lawyer will also have extensive knowledge of cases dealing with oil field truck accidents, as well as experience in handling these.
Winning the case can’t undo the accident, but financial compensation can ensure that you don’t have to carry the medical costs of fixing the damage. No amount of money can erase the trauma and suffering, but it can help you get back on your feet, as well as drastically improve your financial situation. Moreover, your courage to take on big oil companies can inspire others to do the same. It can also help to regulate laws and policies in order to prevent any future accidents. You have suffered enough; you need not undergo any more mental and physical anguish at the hands of big corporations.
Our oilfield truck accident lawyers are located in Dallas, but have experience helping victims all across Texas and nationwide. We understand what’s required to win these cases and have a proven track record of securing multimillion dollar settlements for our clients. While we can’t promise any result, we can promise to do everything we can to fight for the best compensation possible for victims of oil tanker accidents.
Call 972-774-9800 or Contact us online today for your free consultation. We can help you get the medical treatment you need and you will never pay a dime unless we win your case.