Our Atlanta trucking accidents lawyers realize that many unsuspecting drivers have no idea that they share the road with millions of commercial trucks transporting hazardous waste and other hazardous substances. Although the massive size of big-rigs is what most people worry about in a trucking collision, an Atlanta trucking accident involving a big-rig transporting hazardous substances poses unique dangers and can cause additional injuries or exposure to toxic materials. These dangerous substances may be flammable, corrosive, toxic, radioactive, bio-hazardous or explosive.
While the trucking industry is subject to extensive regulations, big-rigs and commercial drivers who are transporting hazardous materials must comply with special regulations. A driver must take an exam, obtain a special endorsement, provide fingerprints and pass a criminal background check. Hazardous substances must also be transported in special trucking tankers that are clearly marked as transporting hazardous materials. Tankers transporting hazardous substances also may be barred from traveling through certain communities. Because of the substantial danger of a big rig accident involving a vehicle transporting hazardous materials, trucking companies and drivers that take shortcuts or fail to comply with the special safety procedures for the transport of hazardous substances pose a risk to everyone else on the road. If you or a family member is injured or the life of a loved one is taken from you, contact the experienced Atlanta trucking accidents lawyers at Montlick and Associates for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED. Since 1984 we have been fighting hard to protect peoples’ rights and to get the compensation they deserve. Call us today.