Toxic Exposure in Truck Accidents
HAZMAT Accidents May Result in Serious Injuries
With more than 700 chemical and plastics manufacturing establishments in the Houston area, many trucks on the roads may be transporting hazardous materials (HAZMAT). In light of this, it is not unusual for the victims of such truck accidents to be at risk, not only of suffering injury from the violence of impact, but also as a result of exposure to toxic chemicals being transported.
If you have been injured because of toxic exposure or other factors in an accident with a large commercial vehicle, Daspit Law Firm is here to help. Our Houston truck accident lawyers have recovered millions in damages on behalf of clients who sought compensation for their injuries. When it comes to securing your entitlements and protecting your future, trust a firm that has the skills needed to obtain a positive resolution.
How Did the Toxic Exposure Occur?
If a tank containing hazardous chemicals is punctured and sprouts a leak, liquids, vapors or powders may spill out onto the roadway. People in the vicinity of a spill may suffer harmful chemical exposure and extremely painful chemical burns that can lead to severe scarring and disfigurement. In some cases, combustible or flammable material may even ignite, causing a fire or an explosion with tragic results.
In light of these dangers, truck drivers are required to receive special training in order to obtain a hazardous material endorsement on their license before transporting such loads, and the trucks must carry a diamond-shaped warning placard. Even with the greatest precautions, however, accidents still happen. When they do, the victims may have a right to sue for monetary damages.
Fight for a Full Financial and Medical Recovery!
Toxic exposure and other injuries suffered in a truck accident can leave individuals unable to work and facing heavy financial expenses and losses. This is especially true with catastrophic injuries, which may leave people struggling with financial burdens for years after an incident. Even if time has passed since you suffered injury, don't worry—the statute of limitations in Texas allows individuals to file a claim for compensation up to two years after the date of the injury.
Our Houston truck accident attorneys may help you pursue compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of wages/earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Physical/mental pain and suffering
Get the Dedicated, Personalized Legal Defense You Deserve
If you have suffered injuries in an accident with a truck or other large commercial vehicle, it is important for you to get the compensation you need to deal with the losses and expenses incurred by the incident. A personal injury claim may restore you to the state you were in before the accident occurred. However, personal injury law can be get complicated, and many times, too complicated for individuals to handle on their own. At Daspit Law Firm, our legal team has decades of experience and a record of success in helping clients who face complex legal troubles of all kinds. When it comes to your financial security and your future, our truck accident attorney in Houston may help you protect your entitlements in a personal injury claim and get you the compensation you deserve.
Learn more about how we can help. Schedule a free case consultation with Daspit Law Firm!