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Tank Truck Accidents

Austin Tank Truck Accident Attorneys

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Tanker trucks are tractor-trailer trucks that carry liquids or gases, which may be flammable or toxic—for example, petroleum, propane, and various hazardous chemicals or waste products. This creates additional dangers to people in the surrounding area if a fire or release of toxic chemicals should occur. If a tank containing a liquid cargo is under-filled (less than three-quarters full) the sloshing of the liquid can cause an imbalance that has the potential to cause the driver to lose control, making the tanker roll over, especially if the driver must apply the brakes abruptly in an emergency.

If you or your loved one was involved in a tank truck accident, Briggle & Polan, PLLC can help. Our Austin tank truck accident attorneys know how to navigate these types of complex cases; we understand how to determine liability and what it takes to hold the responsible parties accountable.

For a free, no-obligation consultation, call our office at (512) 400-3278 or contact us online today. We are available 24/7 and can come to you if your injuries prevent you from coming to our office.

What Makes Tank Truck Accidents So Dangerous?

As previously mentioned, tank trucks typically transport various liquids and gases. Often, these substances are flammable and may ignite in a collision. These materials are also typically hazardous and can cause victims to suffer chemical burns, toxic exposure, and similar injuries, the results of which can be life-altering or life-ending.

Tank trucks are often used to transport the following:

  • Gasoline
  • Ethanol
  • Diesel fuel
  • Pesticides
  • Industrial chemicals
  • Petroleum products
  • Radioactive substances

Contact with any of these or other hazardous materials can result in catastrophic injuries on top of the injuries sustained as a result of the collision itself. This makes tank truck accidents incredibly dangerous and, sadly, often fatal.

Get Help from a Reliable Legal Team

Calculating the full cost of your damages from a tank truck accident can be difficult. Not only do you need to take into account the cost of immediate emergency medical treatment, but you also need to consider the ongoing care that will likely be required on the road to recovery. Victims typically need multiple surgeries, physical and cognitive rehabilitation therapy, medications, and personalized pain management programs. In some cases, victims will be confined to wheelchairs and will, therefore, need to make modifications to their homes and vehicles to accommodate their new disabilities. And, of course, there is the emotional cost of such an accident. Victims typically experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we understand the immense impact that tank truck accidents have—not only on victims but on their families and loved ones as well. Our Austin tank truck accident lawyers work to secure the full, fair compensation our clients are owed. Our goal is to help you secure a recovery that can cover the full amount of damages you have suffered. Our aggressive, uncompromising approach to trial has allowed us to successfully secure millions of dollars on behalf of injured individuals throughout the area.

Call us today at (512) 400-3278 for a no-cost consultation with a member of our team. Se habla español.

Hear From Our Clients

  • I very much appreciate all their hard work and will be happy to refer to them should the need come up for friends.

    “This is the one company that would take on my case after being rejected by two other law firms. After pursuing the insurance company, they were able to get the full amount.”

    - Sandi
  • I couldn’t be happier with the services they provided.

    “They were very patient and thorough when explaining the process of settling my car accident claim, and worked with all the medical providers and insurance companies involved to ensure I got the care that I deserved.”

    - Emily
  • I felt really taken care of, have and will continue to refer to my friends.

    “I was privileged to have Hayden Briggle and Parker Polan as representation. They took the time to get to know me and cared about more than just my dollars.”

    - Patrick
  • They got me the help I? needed within a few days of hiring them.

    “My settlement was awesome and I got everything I needed to get back on my feet”

    - Karina
  • Briggle and Polan were phenomenal.

    “They took care of it all and let me worry about recovering and getting back on my feet. Grateful for their hard work!”

    - Tiffany
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We've Recovered Millions

  • $1.5 Million Work Accident Caused Brain Injury

    Our client was thrown off the back of a work truck, which fractured his skull and caused him to suffer a traumatic brain injury. *Net proceeds to the client were $900,052.11.

  • $1.3 Million Hit By Drunk Driver

    Our client was run over by a drunk driver operating a company truck late at night which required multiple surgeries and months of rehabilitation. *Net proceeds to our client were $571,000.00.

  • $1 Million Rear-End Collision Resolved

    Our client was rear-ended by an insurance adjuster in a commercial vehicle causing severe back and neck injuries. *Net to the client was $346,766.03.

  • $450 Thousand DWI Wreck Resolved

    Our client was rear-ended by a drunk driver, which injured his back and neck. *Net proceeds to the client were $229,040.12.

  • $450 Thousand 18 Wheeler Rollover Resolved

    Our client was an employee working for a company in Montana when he was injured in a rollover collision with an 18-wheeler. *Net to the client was $214,573.81.

  • $400 Thousand Defective Tire Case With Co-Counsel

    A man driving a cement truck was injured when his tire blew out and the cement truck rolled over. *Net to the client was $123,916.22.

  • $350 Thousand Distracted Driver Accident

    Our client suffered a ruptured abdomen after being violently rear-ended by a distracted driver. *Net proceeds to the client was $134,418.06.

  • $295 Thousand 18-Wheeler Accident

    Our client was sideswiped by the driver of an 18-wheeler, causing his vehicle to fly off the road and strike a telephone pole. *The net proceeds to the client were $127,018.03.

  • $285 Thousand 18-Wheeler Accident

    Our client was hit by an 18-wheeler when it made an unsafe lane change, suffering a low-back injury. *Attorney fees & expenses were $126,436.47

  • $283.7 Thousand T-Boned in Intersection

    Our client was involved in a car accident in Las Cruces, New Mexico and severely injured her arm in the crash. *Net proceeds to our client were $123,133.07.

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