Hundreds of tractor-trailers deliver chemicals to Marcellus Shale worksites every day. More often than not, these trucks are filled beyond capacity and can pose a serious threat to other drivers. Most fracking sites are in rural locations. The roads these trucks regularly use were never designed for heavy industrial traffic. This causes road deterioration and can put you in serious danger as a driver.
If you've been injured by an industrial tractor-trailer near a Marcellus Shale fracking site, call our attorneys immediately. We're available at 1-866-943-3427 or simply fill out our free online legal consultation located in the top right corner of the page. Our legal professionals will determine if you have a case for compensation.
The road planning for rural areas never took into account the amount of truck traffic that Marcellus Shale fracking companies would bring. Because of this, these roads are not designed with the safety measures required by law.
You are put in a dangerous driving situation for a number of reasons, including:
Stopping sight distance is the distance between your car and a potentially hazardous object. Roadways are constructed so that you are given ample time to stop once you've recognize a hazardous object.
However, with the addition of tractor-trailers on rural roads, this stopping distance isn't the same as with regular passenger vehicles. It takes industrial trucks longer to complete turns and other road maneuvers than cars. This reduces stopping sight distance and can lead to serious accidents.
Because these roads aren't designed for large tractor-trailers, many safety guidelines used for planning roads have become outdated. The layout of the roads can be dangerous with fracking trucks, causing serious accidents and injuries.
Our experienced attorneys have recovered successful settlements for our clients injured in industrial related accidents. We can help you too. Check out the verdicts and settlements we've won for our injured clients:
We'll help you plan for future medical care, lost wages and income, and rehabilitation costs. You can put the pieces of your life back together, and we'll help you.