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Tampa Tanker Truck Accident Lawyer

Tanker trucks are the ones that have a large cylindrical rear container to carry fuel and other liquids on the road. Much of the cargo carried by tanker trucks is considered hazardous. When a tanker truck is involved in a traffic collision, there is a likelihood that these hazardous materials will be spilled on to the roadways. In addition to causing environmental damage that could take years to clean up, there is the immediate danger that other individuals in the vicinity may be injured. At Matassini Law Firm, we help tanker truck accident victims seek compensation. Compensation helps cover the financial costs such as medical bills and lost wages during recovery as well as taking into account non-economic damages such as emotional distress and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured in a tanker truck accident, our Tampa tanker truck accident lawyers can help.

Common Tanker Truck Injuries

  • Traumatic brain injury;
  • Internal bleeding or organ damage;
  • Lacerations;
  • Fractured bones;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Burns from chemicals or fires;
  • Smoke inhalation;
  • Radiation; and
  • More.

The Dangers of a Tanker Truck

In addition to the potential hazardous chemicals being transported in the tanker truck, there are many other aspects that make these crashes more dangerous. The additional weight can make them extremely heavy. The size of the vehicle also makes it harder for a driver to see others on the road or brake. Tanker truck accidents are more likely to occur when:

  • The driver is fatigued because they are pushing to get cargo to its destination in time;
  • A driver is distracted and not focusing on traffic around them;
  • A driver is exposed to some of the toxic chemicals they are transporting;
  • The tanker is exceeding its weight limits;
  • The tanker is still being driven despite failing safety inspections;
  • The trucking company failed to properly train the drivers; and
  • More.

How a Lawyer Can Help with Compensation

If you have been injured in a tanker truck accident, you may not have even been conscious or you may have been immediately taken away in an ambulance. A lawyer can return to evidence such as police reports, crash scene photos, witness statements, traffic cameras, property damage, and driving logs to determine who should be held liable for your injuries. It may be just the tanker truck driver or the trucking company may also share in the liability. Once we understand who is responsible, we will determine what your case is worth and negotiate for the best compensation possible with the insurance companies.

Call A Tampa Tanker Truck Accident Lawyer

If you have been hurt in a tanker truck accident, it is time to be in touch with the Tampa personal injury lawyers at Matassini Law Firm. We understand how to handle complex trucking claims and understand that they are accompanied by serious injuries with high dollar compensation amounts on the line. As you focus on recovering, we will work hard to collect evidence and begin the legal process. Call us at  813-217-5715 to schedule a free consultation.

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The greatest distinguishing feature among attorneys is their level of experience. Our firm has more than 60 years of legal experience, much of it spent in the courtroom at trial. As a result, our Tampa personal injury lawyers rarely encounter an unfamiliar situation and can thoroughly answer your urgent questions. Our criminal defense practice features a board certified criminal trial lawyer and two former prosecutors with impressive knowledge of trial tactics and procedures.

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Whether your case involves medical malpractice, an auto accident or a wrongful death, your attorney must be prepared to take the case all the way through trial to verdict. Many personal injury attorneys advance the cost of litigation, so they can only last so long before financial pressures start to mount. As a client, you have to wonder whether an attorney's advice to settle your case reflects the quality of the offer or your attorneys need to get paid. Fortunately, The Matassini Law Firm has the resources to pursue civil verdicts and settlements that reflect the actual value of your case.

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A crisis in your life calls for capable and compassionate assistance. The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. addresses your needs all the way through the legal process. For your free initial confidential conference with one of our Tampa car accident attorneys, call us today at 813-217-5715 or contact us online.

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