Michael Damaso / 10-31-2023 / Truck Accident

What to Do if You’ve Been in a Car Accident With a Tanker Truck

Thousands of tanker trucks traverse Florida’s roads and highways daily, transporting hazardous materials that power our economy and fuel our daily lives. While these trucks are undoubtedly essential, they also pose significant risks to others on the road. Accidents with tanker trucks can be more damaging than those with standard motor vehicles, leaving victims with substantial, long-term injuries. If you’ve been injured in a tanker truck accident, collecting evidence, seeking medical attention, and contacting an experienced attorney to protect your rights and safety is essential. 

At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, our highly qualified attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience helping tanker truck accident victims recover compensation for their tangible and intangible losses. We understand how a severe accident can impact virtually every area of your life, so we can handle every detail of your claim on your behalf. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you hold the negligent party accountable as we fight for the best possible outcome for your claim.


Protecting Your Rights Following a Tanker Truck Accident in Florida

After a tanker truck accident, it can be challenging to determine your next steps amidst the chaos. However, the actions you take after your accident can significantly impact your safety and the total value of your claim. To ensure you are able to pursue compensation for the full extent of your losses, consider taking the following steps:

Be Careful When Speaking to the Insurance Company

Following a tanker truck accident, exercising caution when speaking to the insurance adjuster is essential. While many individuals assume insurance companies have your best interests in mind, this is often not the case. Unfortunately, the insurance company may use any details you provide against you to deny or devalue your claim. A skilled attorney can speak to the insurance company on your behalf to ensure your rights and interests are protected. 

Preserve Any Evidence From the Scene

To successfully recover compensation for your injuries, you must present a strong claim supported by evidence. Photos of your accident, witness statements, and the police report can all serve to support your claim. An attorney can collect additional evidence, such as the truck’s black box data and traffic cam footage, to increase your chances of a favorable outcome. 

Focus on Your Healing and Recovery

Although seeking medical care is critical immediately after your tanker truck accident, it is also important to follow your doctor’s instructions and attend every follow-up appointment. Attending your appointments consistently can strengthen your claim for compensation and give you and your attorney detailed medical documentation about your injuries and symptoms. 

Contact an Experienced Attorney

Navigating Florida’s legal system following a tanker truck accident may seem incredibly daunting. Having an experienced attorney in your corner can help you protect your rights, interests, and the maximum value of your claim. The skilled legal team at Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis know the ins and outs of the law and will apply their extensive expertise to your unique case.


Partner With a Seasoned Tanker Truck Accident Attorney at Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis

If you have suffered injuries at the hands of a negligent trucker or trucking company, you deserve to recover compensation for your injuries and the impact they have on your life. At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, our compassionate attorneys can support and guide you through the legal process in the wake of an accident. We have an established history of success and are ready to help you secure the compensation you deserve. 

To schedule a free consultation, call us today at (407) 843-7060 or complete our online contact form.

Disclaimer: All verdicts and settlements listed here are gross amounts before deductions for attorney fees and costs. Past results do not guarantee similar results in the future. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result. Before choosing a lawyer, ask for written information about the lawyer's legal qualifications and experience.