Accidents involving large commercial trucks are serious incidents, especially when the accident involves a smaller passenger vehicle. However, when the truck is carrying a hazardous material, the accident can create an even more complicated circumstance.
In some cases people may survive the actual truck accident but may have injuries due to fires caused by the cargo or from chemical spills.
In this situation, the shipper of the goods, as well as the truck driver, may be liable. [Read more…]