Accidents Caused by Tractor-Trailer Oil Spills
Tractor-trailer accidents are often catastrophic because of the difficulty controlling the massive commercial vehicles. The harms associated with these types of accidents are magnified when the truck involved is an oil tanker, or if some other oil spill occurs because of a collision. If you or a loved one have been injured as the result of an oil spill from a truck accident, the team at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. is here to fight for you.
Oil is a highly flammable substance, and when spilled over a large area because of a collision, the risk of burning to individuals becomes an unavoidable reality. In addition to devastating burns, victims may suffer injuries from exposure to toxic substances found in the oil. The spilled oil may also create a slippery highway, which could cause other drivers to lose control of their vehicles and suffer injuries in resulting accidents.
It is important to remember that oil spills are not only caused by forceful truck collisions. The truck driver or the trucking company may have been negligent in the operation or maintenance of the truck. The safety equipment responsible for holding the oil in the truck may have failed. Also, these types of oil spill cases are not limited to oil tankers. All tractor-trailers require large amounts of gasoline and oil to operate, and these flammable and explosive substance can spill in any number of accidents. Even though oil spill accidents are less common than normal tractor-trailer accidents, they still present a very dangerous threat. If you have been injured in an oil spill, the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. will fight for you to obtain just compensation for the injuries you suffered. Call us at (401) 751-8855, or fill out a contact form on our site to schedule a consultation today.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
Oil spills, while less common than other types of truck accidents, can lead to terrible injuries. In addition to the injuries sustained because of the collision with a tractor-trailer, spilled oil can lead to permanent disfigurement from serious burns. Even when there is no collision with a tractor-trailer, you can sustain injuries because you lost control of your vehicle on a slippery roadway coated with oil.
If you have been injured in any type of accident that was caused by an oil spill, it is important that you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. We can perform an investigation on the roadway to determine if there was improper cleaning or maintenance of the road following a previous oil spill. The unique feature of oil spills is that the injuries caused by the spill may occur at a much later time than the actual spill. There are complex and tricky issues surrounding an oil spill accident, and choosing an attorney can be the most important step in your recovery process.
Why Should I Choose the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd.?
With the right attorney, you will get compensation for the injuries you sustained because of the oil spill. At the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. our experienced attorneys have handled all types of truck accident injury litigation. Our founder, Ronald J. Resmini, was classified as a “Super Lawyer” every year from 2011 to 2020. In 2015, Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. was voted among the Top 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firms in Massachusetts. We have also served clients nationwide. Along with our standard practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, we have helped clients in Connecticut, Florida, New York, and Washington, D.C. If you or a loved one faces the complex task of dealing with oil spill injuries sustained because of a tractor-trailer accident, please contact us today for a free consultation. You will not be charged unless your lawsuit is successful.
Injuries and Accidents Caused by Oil Spills
In addition to the injuries sustained because of physical collisions with tractor-trailers, any resulting oil spills caused by the accident can lead to a wide range of serious injuries. We have encountered the following injuries and accidents related to truck oil spills:
- Burns and Explosion Wounds: After a collision, a tractor-trailer may release various amounts of oil, depending on the cargo and amount of oil remaining in the vehicle. As a highly flammable substance, the sudden ignition of the oil can create an explosion and open flame that could cause any number of painful injuries.
- Toxic Chemical Exposure: If an accident or negligent conduct causes the discharge of highly toxic oil from a tractor-trailer, any exposed bystanders can suffer serious health issues. Exposure to oil can cause irritation to the eyes, skin, and respiratory system. Moreover, it may cause headaches, dizziness, and rapid heart rate. Contact with the skin can also create a burning sensation. The toxic effects are not only caused by the substance in its liquid form. When burned, oil releases particulate matter that may harm nasal, lung, and airway passages. Whether you are exposed to oil in its liquid or burning form, you may suffer grave injuries.
- Slippery Road Accidents: If an oil tanker or another type of tractor-trailer releases oil and gasoline onto the roadway after an accident, it creates a safety hazard for other drivers. These innocent drivers may be unaware of the slippery conditions and may proceed under the reasonable belief that the roadway is secure. Unfortunately, oil on the road can cause an individual to lose control of their vehicle. Whether it’s the truck driver’s negligence, the trucking company’s failure to secure the oil, or the negligence of the party responsible for cleaning up the roadway following an oil spill, our attorneys will get you compensation from the accountable entities for the injuries you have suffered.
The injuries sustained because of oil spoils come in a wide variety of forms. It is important that you contact us as soon as you can so we can properly assess and evaluate the injuries you sustained because of the oil spill.
The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. is a family-run firm that provides the best services for unfortunate victims who have been injured as the result of an oil spill. We understand that recovering from your injuries can be a daunting task, and the stress is amplified when dealing with legal issues. With us, you can count on our six experienced and compassionate attorneys to achieve the best results for you and your loved ones for the suffering you have endured. Please call us at (401) 751-8855 so we can get you the compensation you deserve and help you along the path to recovery.