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Atlanta Attorney Fights for Maximum Recovery in Transport Accidents with Hazardous Materials

When trucking accidents involve carrier neglect

Commercial trucks transporting hazardous materials pose a serious danger to other drivers and passengers on Atlanta roads and highways. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), trucks deliver more than 800,000 shipments of hazardous materials daily, ranging from hair products and perfumes to bulk shipments of gasoline and explosive radioactive materials. With a good percentage of those hazardous hauls ending in accidents, victims suffering severe injuries or death require a highly skilled attorney to fight for their maximum compensation. At McMenamy Law, we focus solely on complex personal injury and wrongful death cases.

What types of hazardous materials do commercial trucks transport?

U.S. and Georgia laws regulate the transportation of hazardous materials on federal and state roads and highways. Commercial trucks transporting the following hazardous materials are subject to federal and state regulations:

  • Explosives
  • Gases
  • Flammable liquids
  • Flammable solids
  • Oxidizing substances
  • Poisonous substances
  • Infectious substances
  • Radioactive materials
  • Corrosive substances
  • Environmentally hazardous substances
  • Marine pollutants
  • High-temperature materials

The dangers of a tanker spill and crash

When 18-wheelers transporting dangerous and life-threatening substances jackknife and spill their load, and the spill causes an accident, the results can be disastrous. Not only can these trucking accidents cause injury or wrongful death to individuals, but big rig crashes involving hazardous materials can also cause catastrophic property damage. Because of the dangerous nature of hazardous materials, drivers transporting these substances must have a hazardous materials endorsement on their commercial driver’s license and receive special training. The tractor-trailer must also be properly marked, and special safety procedures have to be followed when loading and unloading the freight.

At McMenamy Law, our truck accident attorney helps recover damages for people who have been injured as a result of a tanker spill involving hazardous materials.

Contact our Atlanta truck accident law firm today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation

To learn more about your rights as a victim of a trucking accident involving hazardous materials, contact McMenamy Law at 404-846-2828 and 866-957-3928 or online for a free initial consultation. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will also meet with you at your home or hospital if you are unable to come to our office. All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis.

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McMenamy Law is located in Atlanta, GA and serves clients in and around Atlanta, Decatur, Scottdale, Clarkston, Tucker, Avondale Estates, Pine Lake, Stone Mountain, Smyrna, Marietta, Mableton, Roswell, Conley, Austell, Lawrenceville, Forest Park, Dekalb County, Gwinnett County, Fulton County, Cobb County, Rockdale County, Cherokee County, Douglas County, Clayton County and Henry County.

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