Category: Personal Injury Posted on Mar 04, 2020

Tanker Rollover on I-91 in Holyoke, MA

Tanker Rollover on I-91 in Holyoke, MA

On February 24, 2020, a tractor-trailer hauling propane rolled over as it was entering I-91 in Holyoke MA. 

Although no injuries were reported, the nearby area was evacuated while police and safety crews flipped the truck over. Although this incident seems harmless, and potential disaster was avoided, it highlights very real concerns that everyday motorists have when sharing the roadway with these types of commercial vehicles.

Source: WWLP

In case you did not notice we sometimes don’t call it an accident, we call it a crash.

But why is that?

It’s because an accident suggests no one is at fault. What we do as Connecticut truck crash lawyers is determine the fault for the crash, and that is who we sue.

 When crashes occur, you must ask why this truck overturned in the first place.  It could have been due to driver error, the vehicle being overweight, or a combination of factors. 

Given that this truck was hauling propane, this driver would have been required to obtain a special license to carry this type of load.  This driver may not have been qualified to operate this vehicle in the first place.

Luckily no one was injured.  However, when individuals are injured in accidents involving tractor-trailers or trucks, and especially ones carrying hazardous chemicals, it is important to hire an attorney who is experienced in handling these types of cases.

Contact our Connecticut Trucking Crash Lawyers

At Stanger Stanfield Law, our attorneys have the experience necessary to handle crashes involving tractor-trailers and other commercial motor vehicles. 

What sets us apart from other lawyers is the fact that we have experience handling cases for the trucking companies. This gives us a unique perspective when handling a case for an injured party.

We have in-depth knowledge of the trucking industry regulations and how trucking companies prepare to defend these cases.  We also know how trucking companies value these claims. 

If you are injured in a crash involving a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle, our knowledge and experience can help you maximize the value of your case.  Call or send us an online message today!

Bruce Stanger

My litigation experience includes family law, divorce, product liability, construction law, professional negligence, shareholder disputes, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and general commercial litigation.