Little Rock Tanker Truck Accidents
Drivers of large trucks, such as tanker trucks, have an obligation to drive safely and be aware of what all is going on around them at all times. Not only is said obligation imperative for the safety of the driver, but it is important for the safety of other motorists, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, and bystanders. A moment of inattention is all it takes for a truck driver’s tanker truck to collide with another vehicle and cause those involved to sustain critical injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a tanker truck accident, you should contact one of the Little Rock truck accident attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today to discuss your case. With over 30 dedicated attorneys and more than 120 diligent staff members, we are a large regional personal injury law firm that has served trucking collision victims in the South for over 25 years.What to Do After a Tanker Truck Accident
A collision with a tanker truck in Pulaski County can take many forms and occur in most places. For example, assume you are driving on Interstate 30 during heavy rainfall. Nearby, a tanker truck driver in one of the other lanes is fatigued from driving for as long as he has, so he is not checking his tank like he should. The slick road conditions cause the truck’s tank to jackknife, and as a result of the truck driver’s fatigue and the slick road conditions working in tandem, the tanker truck collides with your vehicle as well as two others. You and the other victims suffer critical injuries and are taken to a nearby hospital.
In Arkansas, those involved in an accident should notify police and remain at the scene. If your crash occurred in the downtown area, the Little Rock Police Department may dispatch officers from its 12th Street Station in the Downtown Division. This station’s phone number is 501-918-5130, and its physical location is 3917 W. 12th Street, Little Rock, AR 72204. Upon arrival, officers will interview the parties, call for medical assistance if needed, take photographs, and speak with witnesses. In the context of a tanker truck accident involving the release of chemicals or gasoline, the road may be shut down for a considerable period of time.
In Little Rock, Arkansas, pursuing compensation from the truck driver will likely require you to establish the negligence of the truck driver. This can be done by proving that the truck driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached said duty, and caused you to sustain injuries as a result. In addition to the truck driver, you may also be able to hold the truck driver’s employer liable for the collision as well. Trucking companies, unfortunately, do not usually concede liability; in fact, they often try to make it difficult to prove their liability, especially when the victim suffers serious injuries.
When trying to hold a trucking company liable, it is advantageous to hire a lawyer in the Little Rock area skilled in trucking litigation. An attorney can inform you of different theories of liability and help you prove the trucking company’s liability. For example, a trucking company may be held vicariously liable if the truck driver’s negligence can be proven to have taken place within the course and scope of employment. Direct liability can be established if the trucking company committed negligent training, negligent hiring, or negligent supervision.Contact NST to Discuss Your Case with a Little Rock Attorney Today
It goes without saying that tanker truck accidents can leave victims with devastating injuries that can place them in a bind and permanently alter their ways of life. The personal injury lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can fight for your rights in order to recover fair compensation on your behalf. Our firm serves victims throughout Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky, including in Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, and Meridian. Contact us today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free appointment with a truck crash lawyer. We look forward to showing you why NST is the way to go.