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Hazardous Material Truck Accidents

Truck accidents have the potential to cause serious injury and may even be fatal to the people involved. While trucks tend to be involved in fewer accidents per mile traveled than passenger vehicles, their size and weight make them particularly dangerous to other drivers. When these trucks are carrying hazardous materials, this risk can be even greater.  Trucks that are carrying hazardous materials, or HAZMAT trucks, are highly regulated by state and federal law. When they are involved in accidents that result in injuries, victims may be able to recover through a Georgia personal injury lawsuit.  Anyone who has been involved in a truck accident should contact an experienced Clayton County trucking accident attorney as soon as possible for a free consultation. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping victims of negligence recover, and work hard to get each client we represent the best possible outcome in their cases.

Because HAZMAT trucks can be especially dangerous, they are required to exercise an extremely high degree of care when transporting their cargo from place to place. Some of the kinds of materials that HAZMAT trucks may carry include the following:

  • Petroleum products
  • Hazardous gases
  • Radioactive materials
  • Compressed gases
  • Industrial waste products
  • Fertilizer
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Biological waste

 

HAZMAT truck accidents can affect both people involved in the accident itself as well as people who may be exposed to hazardous materials.  In some cases, hazardous materials may be released into the environment or atmosphere, potentially affecting people even a significant distance from the scene of the accident.

Contact a Clayton County truck accident attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured suffered any sort of loss due to a truck accident, you should contact an experienced Clayton County truck accident attorney as soon as possible for a free consultation. Potential damages in a truck accident case can include compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, or property damage, just to name a few. In order to determine whether you have a claim, you should contact one of the experienced truck accident attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith for a free consultation. In order to schedule your free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia