If you are passing an 18-wheeler on an Alabama interstate, your instincts are almost always to tighten up and make sure the massive vehicle isn't coming into your lane.
This is a natural and instinctive reaction to the dangerous nature of these hulking vehicles. However, in many instances, the dangerous materials the 18-wheeler is carrying is just as capable of injuring Alabama motorists.
Hazardous material and cargo injuries from an 18-wheeler could involve any of the following:
- Hazardous Liquids
- Unwieldy Cargo
- Separated Trailers
- Oversized Loads
- Explosives, Gases and/or Flammables
Any of these factors can turn accidents that would have otherwise been non-fatal or less serious into accidents that take lives. Noel B. Leonard will help you determine whether or not your accident was caused in whole or in part by hazardous materials or over-sized loads/cargo issues. And, in the event that hazardous materials were unleashed during the accident and you were exposed to the toxic environment, we can help you determine whether you have any legal avenues to pursue.
These issues are not the sole legal claim against 18-wheelers, however.
Other claims can be brought if 18-wheeler drivers were negligent, and additional claims can be brought if faulty vehicle equipment was involved or federal and state safety regulations were violated. If you live in the city of Foley or Baldwin, Mobile or Escambia Counties and believe you have a legal claim pertaining to 18-wheelers, you need an experienced Alabama trucking accident attorney.
Noel B. Leonard has accumulated years of experience representing clients with a wide range of litigation concerns and legal issues pertaining to 18-wheelers.
Contact Alabama truck accident attorney Noel B. Leonard to schedule a consultation or call (251) 597-0695 if you have been injured in an 18-wheeler accident.