Scott Co., MS – Tractor-trailer collision results in chemical spill, fire on I-20 at MM 70
Scott Co., MS (May 14, 2022) – An accident involving a tractor-trailer caused both a fuel spill and a fire on Thursday, May 12 in Scott County.
The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 near mile marker 70. Mississippi Department of Transportation officials said the fuel spill and fire that started followed forced them to close the highway.
The cause of the accident and the number of vehicles involved remain undetermined, however, eyewitness accounts indicate that one person was taken by ambulance.
Traffic was diverted onto US-89 out of Morton by police as they waited for cleanup crews and other MDOT officials to arrive.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Toxic tort claims in Mississippi
A toxic tort is a civil action filed by a victim who has suffered physical and/or financial harm due to exposure to a hazardous substance. Typically, these are pesticides, unsafe or defective pharmaceutical drugs, and other hazardous chemicals or materials.
Toxic exposure can occur during a victim’s work, as a result of leaks or spills that impact the environment, or when a victim ingests a hazardous substance believing it to be harmless. when used as intended.
Toxic torts are complicated cases that involve multiple areas of law. It’s one of the reasons to work with an attorney who has the versatility and experience to handle this kind of challenge and produce a successful resolution to your case.
The most common causes of toxic misdemeanors in Mississippi are those involving:
- Occupational exposure and disease
- Asbestos exposure leading to mesothelioma, asbestosis and other respiratory problems
- Faulty or dangerous drugs
- Spilled fuel and other chemicals
- Gas and oil leaks
- Polychlorinated biphenyls
- polluted water
- Insecticides, rodenticides and pesticides
If you or a loved one has suffered an illness or injury caused by exposure to a toxic substance, you may have the right to file a toxic tort claim against the negligent party.
Toxic crimes often involve:
- Work exposure: Workers exposed to hazardous materials or chemicals in the course of their jobs are at a much higher risk of developing occupational illnesses, including fatal and debilitating illnesses. For example, workers who are exposed to asbestos which causes mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer.
- Home show: People can be exposed to hazardous substances in their communities and homes, especially when there are spills or leaks that contaminate their food, water or air. In a fire involving a toxic substance, the smoke can cause widespread illness.
- Pharmaceutical drugs: The pharmaceutical industry has a duty to ensure that its medicines are safe for the consumer. Unfortunately, they tend to prioritize profits and allow knowledge of toxic drugs into the retail market. There are many pharmaceutical drugs that have caused serious and unintentional illnesses in patients.
If you were injured due to the negligence, negligence or default of another person or entity, our attorneys are ready to investigate your potential personal injury claim. Contact Our Toxic Liability Lawyers in Mississippi by calling (601) 487-0555 to schedule a case evaluation.
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