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Truck Cargo Spill Cases – Your Right to Compensation

Cargo spills can be dangerous for everyone on the roadway. Tanker truck accidents can be particularly hazardous, because of the flammable cargo they transport. When hazardous materials spill out onto the road, other motorists are at risk of breathing toxic fumes or becoming involved in a multi-car pileup caused by drivers trying to avoid the spill. On hot asphalt, a gasoline leak from a tanker can cause the truck to catch on fire or explode, risking the lives of everyone in the vicinity.

Cargo falling off trucks can place obstacles in the road, creating serious hazards for other drivers. Logs that spill off logging trucks can roll across the road, crushing vehicles, pedestrians, and anything in their paths. Improperly secured objects, such as furniture or appliances, that fall off a truck can hit other vehicles, causing accidents and injuries.

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How Do Cargo Spill Accidents Occur?

Cargo spills occur when cargo is improperly loaded or secured, or when a truck accident causes cargo to spill. Many of these accidents are caused by some type of negligence. Factors that can contribute to cargo spills include:

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Who Can Be Found Liable for Trucking Cargo Spill Accidents?

Truck drivers can often be held liable for injuries caused by cargo spill accidents. Commercial truck drivers have a responsibility to ensure the truck is safe for the trip, including the load the driver is hauling. A cargo loading company, responsible for securing the load, may be liable if it failed to do the job properly. The trucking company is likely to be at least partially liable for the accident, due to negligence in some area.

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Why You Need a Lawyer

Truck accidents are complex cases, involving multiple potentially liable parties, state and federal regulations, and often in the case of cargo spill accidents, multiple injured victims. The process of determining liability in these cases can be complicated, and made even more so when trucking companies attempt to shift the blame for the accident elsewhere.

Our experienced Atlanta truck accident attorneys can thoroughly research and investigate your cargo spill accident, working with various experts to determine exactly how it occurred. We can obtain and examine records, such as bills of lading, cargo inspections, and police reports, along with other evidence to support your claim. Our husband and wife team can build a strong claim based on the facts of your case, negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf, and fight for your rights before a jury if necessary.

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Why Choose Us?

Wayne Grant has been listed among Georgia SuperLawyers®, rated Superb on Avvo, named among the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®. Grant Law Office has been providing excellent representation to injured people in Georgia for more than 30 years. Our husband and wife team strongly believes in aggressively pursuing significant compensation for our clients who have suffered personal, emotional, and financial damages through the negligence of others.

If you have been injured in a cargo spill accident, call us at (404) 995-3955 to schedule a free consultation with no time limit. We can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.

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