While most people know that the oil and gas industry is an incredibly dangerous profession to work in, not many people know that it is actually truck accidents that account for a bulk of fatalities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that vehicle incidents accounted for 29 fatalities (42 percent) in the oil and gas extraction industry. Any person who suffers injuries or loses a loved one in a truck accident should contact an Austin personal injury lawyer.
Oil tankers and other large trucks are exceptionally common sights in most oilfield work areas, and these vehicles can easily be involved in numerous collisions simply on the basis of their large size. An accident involving an oilfield truck often has the potential to cause potentially catastrophic or fatal injuries.
Oilfield truck accidents can stem from a number of possible causes. Some of the most common reasons generally include, but are not limited to:
Oilfield truck accidents often lead to many kinds of severe injuries. Some of the most common injuries include, but are not limited to:
In the most serious cases, oilfield truck accidents can cause the death of other motorists or passengers. The families of the deceased can often be entitled to file wrongful death actions in these cases.
Did you suffer severe injuries, or was your loved one killed in an oilfield truck accident in Texas? You are going to want to retain legal counsel without delay, and TK Injury Lawyers can be your voice in the courtroom. Our firm knows how to properly investigate these crashes and secure the evidence to support any injury claims. You can call us at (512) 582-2398 or contact us online to take advantage of a free consultation so we can sit down with you and go over all of the details of your case while outlining what we might be able to do to help you.
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