Tanker Truck Accident Lawyer
A tanker truck is a highly specialized vehicle that’s designed to safely transport gasoline and other fuels and chemicals across the country. No matter what they carry, tanker trucks can be highly dangerous. They can come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 5,500 to 11,600 gallons. This means they can weigh many tons.
The largest tanker trucks have five axles. In most states, this means the weight limits of these trucks is around 80,000 pounds if the trucks travel on the highway. If a gas tanker truck or a similar vehicle crashes into a passenger vehicle, which weighs about 3,000 pounds on average, the results can be devastating.
A tanker truck crash can result in severe, and sometimes fatal, injuries, property damage, and more. This is especially true if the wreck results in a tanker truck explosion. Because tankers often carry fuel and other dangerous liquids, the chance of a spill or explosion after an accident is high.
If you have been involved in a tanker truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. At Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyers, we have the skills and experience to represent you in court. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a truck accident attorney by calling (855) 969-5624 or contacting us online today.