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Fracking Truck Driver Accidents

With the increase in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, of Marcellus Shale over the past few years, fracking truck driver accidents have been on the rise in Pennsylvania.

If you were injured or a loved one was killed by a fracking vehicle collision, we can help. Ostroff Injury Law is a leading injury law firm based in Pennsylvania. We represent those who were hurt or killed in fracking truck accidents throughout the Marcellus Shale Region. Our lawyers know how to investigate these incidents, and we’ll aggressively protect your rights against the companies that hurt you.

Why Fracking Trucks Are Particularly Dangerous

Because of the nature of the industry, fracking vehicles tend to be massive and particularly dangerous in a traffic crash. These trucks may make hundreds of trips to transport supplies, chemicals, water, and heavy machinery to job sites. More time on the road means a higher chance of crashing.

On top of the risks, time constraints on fracking job sites mean drivers sometimes work long hours, overload their trucks, and drive in bad weather. Without proper caution, these conditions can lead to poor decisions and catastrophic truck accidents.

What’s worse are the chemicals and/or wastewater fracking trucks often transport. A bad accident can mean a spill of highly toxic materials.

Fracking Companies Ignoring the Rules

Federal and state laws are in place to protect workers in all industries and those around them. All workplaces are required to meet certain mandatory safety standards. Tragically, some employers ignore the rules to simplify their process and save money. These decisions are illegal and can threaten the safety of workers and those around them.

Specifically in the fracking industry, ignoring the laws can cause drivers to work unsafely while battling fatigue or hauling an overloaded vehicle.

We Represent Victims of Fracking Truck Driver Accidents

The truck accident lawyers at Ostroff Injury Law are nationally known for recovering tens of millions of dollars for injury victims and their families. We have negotiated some of the largest personal injury settlements in Pennsylvania, and we’re dedicated to providing fracking accident victims with the best possible representation.

If you or a loved one was harmed in a fracking truck accident, call Ostroff Injury Law to schedule a free consultation. One of our lawyers will meet you in person or at another location of your choosing. Contact us today to get started.