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HAZMAT Trucks are Subject to Strict Federal Regulations

Semis and other large commercial vehicles are a commonplace sight on any given day in Georgia. An essential part of our economy, semi-trucks are responsible for moving a variety of consumer products and materials from coast to coast every day, ranging from foodstuffs to hazardous materials (HAZMATs) This latter category poses a particularly high risk to the general public, as if the hazardous materials escape the results can be catastrophic. As a result, they are highly regulated by both state and federal law. Any noncompliance with these regulations may be sufficient to establish legal liability in the event of an accident.  Anyone injured in a HAZMAT truck accident should discuss their case with one of the experienced truck accident attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible.

 

Types of Materials Carried by HAZMAT Trucks

HAZMAT trucks can carry a wide variety of materials including the following:

  • Radioactive materials
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Flammable gases
  • Gasoline
  • Petroleum
  • Chlorine
  • Explosives
  • Asbestos
  • Fertilizers
  • Corrosive materials

 

When HAZMAT trucks are involved in accidents, the damage can be widespread and affect people miles from the site of the accident. In addition, the environmental damage can affect land for years may render a person’s property unusable or uninhabitable after an accident. As a result, it is extremely important for anyone affected by a HAZMAT truck accident to discuss their case with an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after an incident occurs.

Contact a Coweta truck accident attorney for a free consultation

People affected by HAZMAT truck accidents may be entitled to significant financial compensation. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping people injured by preventable accidents recover, and work hard to obtain the best possible outcome in each case we handle. We have the experience and skill required to bring your case to a favorable outcome. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia