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Tank trucks, also known as tanker trucks, play a crucial role in the transportation industry by carrying and delivering large quantities of liquids or gasses. These specialized commercial vehicles are designed to transport various substances such as fuel, water, chemicals, or hazardous materials. However, due to their unique characteristics and the nature of their cargo, tank trucks are prone to accidents.
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    What Types of Vehicle collisions Are Tanker trucks Involved in?

    A tank truck, also known as a tanker truck, is a specialized commercial vehicle designed for transporting liquids or gasses in large quantities. These trucks feature cylindrical tanks mounted on their chassis and are commonly used for transporting various substances such as fuel, water, chemicals, or hazardous materials. While tank trucks play a vital role in the transportation industry, they are also prone to accidents due to their unique characteristics and the nature of their cargo.

    Tank trucks have a higher center of gravity due to the weight and positioning of their liquid cargo. This makes them more susceptible to rollover accidents, especially when navigating sharp turns or encountering uneven road surfaces. Rollover accidents can result in the spillage of hazardous materials, causing environmental damage, fires, or injuries to the driver, other motorists, or nearby pedestrians.

    What Often Causes Tank car Collisions?

    Like with any type of motor vehicle accident, tank truck accidents often occur due to driver negligence. However, full negligence is not always placed on the truck driver.
    These types of accidents can also occur due to:

    Cargo shift and surge

    Liquid cargo carried by tank trucks can experience movement known as cargo shift or surge. Sudden braking, acceleration, or turning can cause the liquid to slosh within the tank, affecting the vehicle's stability and potentially leading to loss of control. Cargo shift can be particularly dangerous if the liquid is hazardous or flammable, as it can increase the risk of accidents, spills, and subsequent fires or explosions.

    Improper loading or securement

    Proper loading and securement of cargo is crucial to maintaining the stability and safety of tank trucks. Errors or negligence in the loading process, such as overloading, uneven distribution of weight, or inadequate securing of the tank's contents, can lead to accidents. When cargo shifts or spills due to improper loading, it can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, damage to the tank, and potential harm to others on the road.

    Equipment failure

    Tank trucks rely on various components and systems to operate safely, including pumps, valves, hoses, and seals. Equipment failures, such as malfunctioning valves or pump systems, can result in leaks, spills, or the release of hazardous materials. Poor maintenance, manufacturing defects, or inadequate inspections can contribute to equipment failures and increase the risk of accidents.


    How Can An Attorney Help After a Motor vehicle collision?

    If you are involved in an auto accident with a tank truck, you must contact a truck accident lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys as soon as possible. Our experienced attorneys will review your case, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies. Our skilled truck accident lawyers will advocate for your rights and pursue full compensation for your accident-related damages. We will explore every avenue of compensation to ensure that all liable parties are held accountable for their negligence.

    Contact Us Today!

    At MVP Accident Attorneys, we offer free consultations to discuss the details of your case and provide you with an understanding of your legal options. Our dedicated team of truck accident lawyers is committed to providing personalized and aggressive representation to ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process.

    Contact us today for a free consultation and let us fight for the compensation you deserve.


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    Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.

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