Hazardous Materials and Illinois Truck Accidents

Trucking companies and truckers know that the transportation of hazardous materials involves great risks. Significant regulations also apply, and hazardous material accidents most often involve a failure to obey state and federal rules and regulations.

The dangers of transporting hazardous materials are also reflected in insurance requirements. Ordinarily truck drivers and trucking companies are required to carry $750,000 in insurance. When 18-wheelers carry hazardous materials, though, these same parties are required to carry $5 million in insurance.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a truck accident involving hazardous materials, The Jasmer Law Firm can provide experienced legal help. Since 1996 firm lawyer David Jasmer has built a reputation as a leading and skilled truck accident attorney and has recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for clients injured in truck accidents.

For caring and skilled truck accident legal help in Chicago, contact The Jasmer Law Firm. Call 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021. We stand ready to protect your rights when a tanker truck carrying gasoline, ammonia or another dangerous liquid crashes into your car.


Truck accidents involving dangerous materials can involve not just the common auto-related injuries of crushing and trauma but injuries resulting from:

  • Fire and burns
  • Explosions
  • Toxic contamination from spills and chemicals

In addition to negligence caused by driver fatigue, driver health, driver distraction, truck maintenance issues and other common causes of truck accidents, trucker negligence in truck accidents involving hazardous materials can involve:

  • Failure to properly set up the tanker's baffles
  • Failure to keep the chemicals properly separated/failure to properly load materials
  • Failure to properly contain a spill and prevent a fire

Often, injuries and death result, ultimately, from the failure to properly train drivers in the hauling of hazardous material. At The Jasmer Law Firm, we have handled numerous truck accidents and can provide the supportive and results-driven legal help you need. To learn more about truck accident litigation and our firm, contact our office for a no-charge consultation.

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Discuss a hazardous materials truck accident for free. All cases handled on a contingency fee basis. To contact our firm, call 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021.

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