Tanker Truck Accidents
The Cape Cod truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III represent people in many Massachusetts communities who have been injured in tractor-trailer crashes, as well as other motor vehicle collisions. With over 146 years of combined legal experience, we offer clients comprehensive and personalized legal services. Our lawyers understand how to vigorously assert a victim’s right to the appropriate amount of compensation that they are entitled to receive under the law. We also realize how stressful the aftermath of a crash can be, and we make every effort to resolve these cases seamlessly. Moreover, if your case does not reach a favorable settlement, we have the determination and diligence to advocate for you at trial.Taking Legal Action after a Tanker Truck Accident
Truck accidents are often severe collisions that may cause significant property damage and serious injuries. The risk for devastating harm and even death increases when the big rig involved in the crash is a tanker truck. These vehicles may be carrying gases and other explosive liquids that can turn a seemingly insignificant fender bender into a fiery crash.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a tanker truck accident, you have a legal right to seek damages from any person or entity that may have been responsible. This usually includes the truck’s driver, whom the law requires to operate his or her vehicle in a reasonably safe manner. Truckers owe others on the road a “duty of care” to refrain from dangerous behavior like speeding, changing lanes without signaling, disregarding traffic signs, or drinking and driving. A trucker who does not live up to this duty is likely to be found negligent and liable for any injuries and costs that result.
The trucker’s employer may also be responsible for a crash, based on a legal theory called respondeat superior. Generally, an employer is responsible for the actions of its employees while they are operating within the scope of their jobs. This theory would apply when a trucker causes a crash while transporting a load from one warehouse to another, for example, as instructed by his or her employer. A trucking company may also be found liable for a collision if it fails to properly train its drivers or pushes truckers to violate federal and state regulations, such as the limits on the hours that they can log behind the wheel each day and week.Discuss Your Truck Accident Case with a Cape Cod Attorney
Our motor vehicle collision attorneys have been fighting for injured individuals since 1994. The team at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III knows how to build compelling cases for our clients, and we have a long history of helping them maximize the damages to which they may be entitled. Our Cape Cod truck accident lawyers provide free consultations to victims and their families at our offices in Hyannis and Plymouth. If you cannot leave your home or the hospital, we are happy to visit you there as well. We do not charge a fee in many cases unless we recover compensation for you. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.