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Hazardous Cargo Spill Attorneys in San Antonio

Assisting Victims of Chemical Spills & Other Hazardous Cargo Spills

Shipping and hauling "hazmat" (hazardous materials) is tightly regulated and controlled. In order to haul hazardous cargo, truck drivers must be specially trained and licensed. Since certain kinds of chemicals and gases must be refrigerated, truck drivers must pay particular attention to the functioning of their truck, in addition to following certain routes and observing specific kinds of driving regulations. When spills and accidents happen involving hazardous materials, driver error, improperly loaded cargo, and poor vehicle maintenance are often involved.

At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, our San Antonio hazardous cargo spill lawyers consult hazmat experts, accident investigators, and trucking professionals in determining what happened and how a spill could have been avoided. If you have been seriously injured due to a truck accident carrying hazardous cargo, contact our legal team today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case.

Call (210) 774-6445 or fill out and submit an online contact form to request a complimentary case evaluation with our team.

Injuries Associated with Hazardous Cargo & Spills

The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery represents clients suffering from the following kinds of injuries due to spills or exposure to hazardous cargo after a truck accident:

  • Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Lung damage
  • Exposure to carcinogens
  • Head trauma
  • Amputations
  • Neuropathy
  • Gastrointestinal damage
  • Loss of eyesight

Transporting Hazardous Materials

The Department of Transportation has adopted the same requirements as determined by the United Nations for transporting hazmat. Accordingly, hazardous materials must be properly identified with a placard, labeled, and transported within the proper packaging. Tractor trailers must use a four-digit United Nations number which can be identified by firefighters, police, or ambulances responding to the scene of an accident. This four digit number allows emergency response personnel to identify the hazardous materials carried in a tanker or truck.

Failure to adhere to any one of these requirements constitutes negligence for which a trucking company and its driver can be held liable. When investigating accidents involving hazardous cargo, our San Antonio hazardous cargo spill attorneys identify state and federal safety violations that play a role in causing accidents or making the response to them more difficult and dangerous.

Contact Our Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys

The long-term health effects of exposure to hazardous materials can be significant. Everything from cancer to brain damage to chronic health problems are a possibility. At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, we consult health experts who explain the problems and risks our clients face as a result of exposure to hazardous cargo. We serve clients in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Waco, Corpus Christi, and throughout all of Texas.

To schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you, contact the San Antonio truck accident attorneys at our firm today. Call (210) 774-6445.

Industry Recognized
  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2017, Top 100 Verdicts recognized Dennis C. Peery, John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Four of our attorneys are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a testament to our dedication and extensive personal injury experience.

  • Super Lawyers

    Founding partner Dennis Peery was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® in 2014 and has been reselected every year since 2016. No more than 5% of attorneys in Texas are selected to receive this honor.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Dennis C. Peery, a founding partner at our firm, is a proud member and officer of the American Board of Trial Advocates. This organization is dedicated to improving the ethical and technical standards of practice in trial advocacy.

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are proud members of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, which was founded in 1949 to empower trial attorneys throughout the state and help them provide outstanding representation to their clients.

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

    Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ recognize attorneys for their legal services, experience, knowledge, and high ethical standards. This rating is based on client reviews and peer nominations.

  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are members – and some serve in leadership positions – of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that connects fellow trial lawyers and promotes the public’s right to our courts and jury system.

  • The National Trial Lawyers

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.

  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2018, Top 100 Verdicts recognized John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, R. Craig Bettis, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

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  • "Mr. Bettis truly cares about you not only as a client but as a person."

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  • "In the end everything came out better than I anticipated."

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