While we all know how frustrating and upsetting motor vehicle accidents can already be due to injuries and financial burdens, the frustrations of these accidents can be amplified when hazardous materials are involved with the collision with regards to dangers to victims and hazards to the nearby environment.
According to recent news by TMJ 4, a bus and a truck recently collided requiring extensive clean up. While thankfully no serious injuries resulted from this accident, local authorities had to call for two ambulances and had to send a hazardous material unit to the scene in order to tend to the crash. As a result of the crash, there was a relatively significant oil spill.
Because vehicles run on fuels such as gas and oil, these hazardous materials can spill when vehicles collide in an accident and may even cause explosions.. Thankfully in this accident, authorities quickly tended to the situation and no significant dangers materialized from the spilled oil. However, this is unfortunately not the case in many accidents, where spilled hazardous materials – whether from fuel or the cargo of large trucks – create a dangerous situation along roads for both parties in the accident and bystanders.
With over 20 years of experience, our lawyers understand the common dangers of accidents, like injuries caused by negligence, as well as the intricacies that many people do not often consider, like injuries caused by spilled fuel. With vast experience in truck and motor vehicle accidents, our attorneys are proud of the many successful verdicts and settlements they have achieved and the justice they have brought to victims. Through lawsuits we aim to not only help victims obtain compensation for their injuries, suffering, and financial burdens by holding negligent wrongdoers accountable, but we also wish to use these lawsuits as a legal example to deter future wrongdoers from committing similar acts of negligence and prevent future accidents from occurring.
We understand how traumatic accidents can be for victims, and that after an accident occurs, victims just want their lives to return to normal. Having suffered injuries and incurring financial burdens of medical bills and lost wages, victims understandably want to set things right and finish dealing the stresses of the aftermath of an accident. That is why it is recommended that victims seek the help of a legal professional. With a lawyer on your side, you can trust an experienced professional to help you navigate the legal process and bear some of that burden for you. Our accident attorneys have handled all types of motor vehicle accident cases, and we would be happy to share our experience with you. We offer free consultations in which we can discuss your situation and the legal options available to you. Call us today, and we would be happy to speak with you.