Our Williams Attorneys North Dakota oil field trucking injury attorneys will help you secure the highest financial compensation available for injured oil and gas truck drivers, including pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and more.
Licensed in Texas and North Dakota, our Williams Attorneys oil driver injury lawyers have 30+ years of experience maximizing compensation for injured gas truck drivers, CDL drivers, fracking sand haulers, oil field drivers, equipment movers, and water haulers working in and around the Bakken shale play.
Truck driving is a vital part of the oil and gas industry. Unfortunately, oil tanker drivers and oil field vehicle operators have some of the most dangerous jobs, with over 18% of all oil field fatalities.
In many cases, tanker and oil field truck accidents aren’t the fault of the driver. Inadequate driver training, poor truck maintenance, shoddy oil, and gas vehicle repair, driver overscheduling, and lax truck safety practices on the part of contractors or oil and gas companies cause thousands of oil truck driver accidents, injuries, and deaths every year.
At Williams Attorneys, our experienced Bakken oilfield trucking injury lawyers are renowned for achieving the maximum financial recovery in oil field trucking injury lawsuits. Our oil and gas vehicle injury lawyers work on contingency, no costs or fees apply until we win your case.
Our North Dakota oil and gas trucking injury lawyers represent clients located in Watford City, Williston, Washburn, Surrey, Underwood, Stanton, Sheridan, Stanley, New Salem, Missoula, Moorhead, Minot, Mandaree, Manning, Mandan, Beulah, Kalispell, Kenmare, Helena, Hazen, Hebron, Grand Forks, Garrison, Glen Ullin, Fargo, Crosby, Dickinson, Center, Cheyenne, Butte, Casper, Burlington, Bismarck, Bozeman, Billings, and across North Dakota.
How Much Can I Collect from an Oil Field Trucking Injury Lawsuit?
Whenever possible, big oil companies will deny any liability for your injuries. Workers compensation hardly pays enough to cover the medical bills and lost wages resulting from a trucking accident. With missed work, expenses add up fast.
For this reason, most injured Bakken truck drivers and petroleum vehicle operators elect to file an oil field truck driver injury lawsuit. Successful oil and gas trucking injury lawsuits pay more than workers’ comp, providing financial recovery for:
- Disfigurement, disability
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages, back pay, lost future earnings
- Other special damages
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future medical costs
- Punitive damages
Families who have tragically lost a loved one in an oil truck collision or tanker accident can seek financial compensation via a North Dakota wrongful death lawsuit. Our North Dakota wrongful death lawyers help family members and dependents of deceased oil and gas drivers and other industrial truck operators collect financial compensation for:
- Decrease in quality of life
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of companionship, consortium
- Loss of income, financial support
- Pain and suffering of decease
No amount of money can remove the pain that comes with a severe injury or death of a family member. But a financially secure future can speed the healing process and rebuild your life after an oil and gas truck driver accident. Importantly, suing an oil and gas company and winning your lawsuit impacts the entire industry – improving safety for oil field truckers in North Dakota and nationwide.
Our North Dakota crude oil driver lawyers seek the absolute highest payout in oil field trucking injury lawsuits. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed driving for an oil and gas company, contact Williams Attorneys immediately for a free, confidential discussion of your case.
Which North Dakota Oil Field Driver Injuries Qualify for Financial Compensation?
Oil and gas companies have a duty to keep their truck drivers safe. Federal and state motor carrier safety regulations are in place to keep oil and gas trucking jobs safe.
Bakken drivers and vehicle operators of service trucks, equipment haulers, service vehicles, sand trucks, hot oil trucks, oil tankers, swab rigs, frac water haulers, vacuum trucks, and winch trucks have the right to trust their employer is doing all they can to ensure safety.
When an oil and gas employer or contractor negligence causes an accident that leads to driver injury or death, is negligent in its duty to keep truck drivers safe, that company owes financial compensation. Negligence includes ignoring safety regulations, skimping on vehicle maintenance, putting off truck repairs, and other acts that can cause serious accidents.
Oil and gas drivers can slip and fall while loading, unloading, repairing, or maintaining trucks. Imbalanced loads cause hazardous truck turnovers. Many tanker and oil truck accidents result from driver fatigue. Flammable chemical leaks can cause fires and explosions.
Examples of oil and gas company negligence include:
- Asking truck drivers to skip breaks
- Failing to fully train oil field drivers
- Failing to perform regular oil vehicle maintenance
- Ignoring oil and gas vehicle safety regulations
- Letting inexperienced or underqualified drivers operate vehicles
- Performing substandard petrochemical truck repairs
- Scheduling driving shifts over 14 hours
- Supplying damaged, inferior, or outdated equipment
At Williams Attorneys, we investigate these cases thoroughly, gathering evidence to prove that oil and gas company negligence caused devastating oil and gas tanker and truck driver injuries, including:
- Arm and leg amputation
- Permanent neurological damage
- Permanent paralysis
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Severe bone fractures
- Severe, disfiguring burns
- Spinal cord injuries
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
To collect the maximum payout in an oilfield driving lawsuit, oil and gas company drivers need an aggressive oil and gas trucking injury lawyer with expert investigative resources, extensive experience in oil and gas company litigation, and a demonstrated legal strategy. If you have been injured in a Bakken oilfield trucking accident, let us help rebuild your future.