HAZMAT trucks are vehicles that transport materials that may be hazardous to life or the environment. The term “HAZMAT” refers to the hazardous materials that are transported by these vehicles, which often include extremely toxic chemical or gases. When HAZMAT trucks are involved in accidents, the results can be catastrophic. Fortunately, in many cases, victims may be able to recover for their injuries by filing a personal injury lawsuit. When hazardous materials are involved, truckers and trucking companies are often required to use an extraordinary degree of care, often making it easier for victims to recover. Anyone injured in a HAZMAT truck accident should discuss their situation with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible to ensure that they get the compensation to which they are entitled.
Common injuries associated with HAZMAT truck accidents
HAZMAT truck accidents can cause a variety of injuries, including those caused by the hazardous cargo it is carrying. The injuries that victims sustain will depend largely on the kinds of hazardous materials, if any, to which they were exposed. Some of the potential injuries that victims of HAZMAT truck accidents can sustain include:
These kinds of injuries have the potential of being extremely serious and result in similarly serious medical complications. Anyone who has been involved in a HAZMAT truck accident should seek immediate medical attention.
Contact a truck accident attorney for a free consultation
If you have been injured in an accident with a HAZMAT truck or any other type of commercial vehicle, you should discuss your options with a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. You may be eligible for compensation for any losses you may have sustained, included medical expenses, lost income, property damage, or pain and suffering. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are committed to helping people injured by truck driver negligence recover and work hard to ensure that each client we represent get the full value of their claim. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.