Hazardous Materials on the Roadway

There are enough other factors for you to worry about on the roadway that it hardly seems fair that you should have to pay heed to the contents of the commercial trucks that you encounter during your daily travels. But the presence of hazardous materials onboard many of those vehicles makes it absolutely essential that you remain observant to detect whether a commercial truck has a hazmat placard displayed.

When the negligent or reckless operation of those trucks causes an accident or the improper storage of hazardous cargo results in preventable injury or property damage, then it might be appropriate to file a civil lawsuit against the offending party.

They are dubbed hazardous materials for a reason. I you have been involved in a collision with a truck carrying hazardous materials, then you are likely faced with substantial medical bills and other direct adverse financial effects of your crash. For help seeking the compensation that you are due, contact the Des Moines truck accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at (515) 225-2600.

Commonly Transported Hazards

Any cargo that spills into the flow of traffic due to improper handling or storage can trigger an accident. Hazardous materials, however, due to their very nature pose a more immediate threat to the safety of any unwitting motorists who encounter them in the midst of a truck accident. To put into perspective the severity of the danger, consider the following hazardous materials which are commonly transported:

  • Explosives
  • Compressed Gases
  • Flammable Solids
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Oxidizers
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Poisons

Contact Us

Let us help you fight for the financial compensation that you are due for your medical bills, car repairs, and other damages inflicted by the negligence of a truck driver hauling hazardous materials. Contact the Des Moines personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600 for more information.

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