18 Wheeler Accidents and Hazardous Materials

an 18 wheeler carrying hazardous materials on the freeway going towards a sunset on the horizon18 wheeler accidents are always dangers. This is because 18 wheelers are the larges vehicles on the streets. Victims could be badly hurt if a crash happens. This is mostly because the size of the 18 wheeler means the collision will have significant force. However, some El Paso accidents involving 18 wheelers can be more high-risk than others. If a truck is carrying any hazardous material, for example, the accident’s danger can increase significantly. Here at Aranda Law Firm, we can provide help in even the most serious of collisions, including in situations where a truck was carrying hazardous material.

18 Wheeler Accidents and Hazardous Material

Often times, 18 wheelers carry many different kinds of hazardous material, from chemical products to gasoline. In many cases, these hazardous materials can cause a fire to occur. Other cars, which are around the truck when an accident happens, could be at risk of catching on fire if the truck cargo starts on fire. In other situations, a truck will be carrying dangerous chemical products which could spill in an accident and which could make people sick if they breathe them in.

When an 18 wheeler accident occurs and the semi-truck’s hazardous materials spew out into the street, many more people can potentially become victims. When fighting these cases, they deserve the most care. It’s the victim’s rights to come out on top after they have suffered from their 18 wheeler accident. In these instances, it’s important to speak to a lawyer to defend your rights.

What are Your Rights After 18 Wheeler Accidents?

If you are involved in 18 wheeler accidents, regardless of whether there is hazardous material or not, you can pursue a claim for compensation if the trucker was responsible for the accident. If there is hazardous material and your damages are greater, it becomes even more essential to pursue a claim for appropriate compensation. One big reason why it matters if there is hazmat material or not is the insurance requirements for trucking companies. Federal regulations require a minimum of $750,000 in liability coverage for most truck companies. A minimum of $5 million in coverage if a truck is transporting hazardous materials.an front end automobile accident between an 18 wheeler and a small silver sedan

Getting Help After 18 Wheeler Accidents

18 wheeler accidents are some of the most dangerous accidents that can take place on the road. If you or a loved one have sustained debilitating injuries or passed away due to an 18 wheeler accident, the Aranda Law Firm can help. We can assist in making your claim for damages after an 18 wheeler accident. We have the experience necessary to help you pursue compensation even in serious accident cases with hazardous material. Give us a call today to learn more.