Texas Lawyers Representing Those Injured Due to Chemical Spills From a Truck
Shipping and hauling "hazmat" - hazardous materials - is tightly regulated and controlled. In order to haul hazardous cargo, truck drivers must be specially trained and licensed. Since certain kinds of chemicals and gases must be refrigerated, truck drivers must pay particular attention to the functioning of their truck, in addition to following certain routes and observing specific kinds of driving regulations. When spills and accidents happen involving hazardous materials, driver error, improperly loaded cargo, and poor vehicle maintenance are often involved. At the law office of Tyler & Peery, our lawyers consult hazmat experts, accident investigators, and trucking professionals in determining what happened and how a spill could have been avoided.
If you have been seriously injured due to a truck accident carrying hazardous cargo, contact truck accident lawyers at the law office of Tyler & Peery today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case.
Injuries Associated with Hazardous Cargo and Spills
The law office of Tyler & Peery represents clients suffering from the following kinds of injuries due to spills or exposure to hazardous cargo after a truck accident:
- Lung damage
- Exposure to carcinogens
- Head trauma
- Gastro-intestinal damage
- Loss of eyesight
Transporting Hazardous Materials
The Department of Transportation has adopted the same requirements as determined by the United Nations for transporting hazmat. Accordingly, hazardous materials must be properly identified with a placard, labeled, and transported within proper packaging. Tractor trailers must use a four digit United Nations number which can be identified by fire fighters, police, or ambulances responding to the scene of an accident. This four digit number allows emergency response personnel to identify the hazardous materials carried in a tanker or truck.
Failure to adhere to any one of these requirements constitutes negligence for which a trucking company and its driver can be held liable. When investigating accidents involving hazardous cargo, our attorneys identify state and federal safety violations that play a role in causing accidents or making the response to them more difficult and dangerous.
Contact The Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys at Tyler & Peery
The long-term health effects of exposure to hazardous materials can be significant. Everything from cancer, to brain damage, to chronic health problems are a possibility. At Tyler & Peery, we consult health experts who explain the health problems and risks our clients face as a result of exposure to hazardous cargo.
To schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you, contact truck accident attorneys at the law office of Tyler & Peery today. Serving San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Waco, Corpus Christi and all of Texas