Truck Load Spill Accident Attorneys in Florida & Georgia
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Trucks transporting hazardous materials on America’s roadways present significant dangers. Whether due to driver negligence or other factors, major spills involving fuel, oil, water, industrial chemicals, or other dangerous liquids can cause devastating accidents and destruction of property.
According to the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics, tens of thousands of incidents involving hazardous material spills occur every year. Major spills can cause serious injuries, and even death. Hiring a truck accident attorney for crashes caused by spillage of contents can help you on your path to justice.
Our chemical spill attorneys have helped many victims find their best path forward. If you or a loved one has been affected by a truck load spill, trust Farah & Farah to get you the justice you deserve.
As with other truck accidents, many factors may contribute to a truck load spill accident. These include:
Whatever the cause, a major truck spill can be catastrophic for other drivers and the surrounding communities.
Transporting hazardous materials is heavily regulated at the state and federal levels. Truck drivers must follow regulations governing hazardous materials. These regulations even include rules that specify which highways they can drive on and what time of day hazardous materials can be transported.
Furthermore, the PATRIOT Act requires drivers who transport hazardous materials to undergo a background check and fingerprinting. Further HAZMAT regulations from The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) have established protocols for transporting certain chemicals and substances, training drivers, and packaging cargo.
In the event of an accident involving a major spill, several parties may be held liable. These parties include
The Department of Transportation states that the maximum civil penalty for knowingly violating federal HAZMAT transportation laws is $75,000. However, that penalty can be as high as $175,000 for accidents resulting in injury, death, or property damage. Every accident is different, and these figures may vary for your unique case.
Establishing the chain of liability in a trucking accident involving a major spill can be challenging. It pays to have a knowledgeable truck spill lawyer guiding your claim through this process.
Major spill accidents are complex, and to have the best possible outcome, you need to have the best legal minds on your side. At Farah & Farah, our team of experienced major spill attorneys has the resources and expertise to handle your case every step of the way.
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When you are involved in a major spill accident, your life can change instantly. On top of the shock and injury of the initial accident, you may be dealing with mounting debt and missing work. At the same time, the insurance companies may try to manipulate you into settling for less than you deserve.
You don’t have to go through this ordeal alone.
Don’t let deep-pocketed trucking and insurance companies dismiss your claim or offer you a lowball settlement. For over 40 years, we have helped victims of truck accidents get answers for their pain.