Tucson Toxic Truck Spill Lawsuit

Now Offering Free, No Obligation Consultations for Individuals Who Suffered Losses or Injury Because of the I-10 Tucson Toxic Truck Spill 

Lawsuits are currently being evaluated for those injured and adversely impacted by the fiery toxic truck wreck that shut down Interstate 10 between Kolb and Rita Roads in Tucson.  

When such a catastrophic incident occurs involving a large tanker truck, the parent company should be held liable for any found negligence of safety protocols. Especially, when hauling hazardous chemicals.  

Get your free, no obligation Tucson toxic truck spill lawsuit claim evaluation with our award-winning Tucson attorneys to help determine if you may be entitled to compensation for losses or injuries related to this toxic truck crash.

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How Toxic Is Liquid Nitric Acid?

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The Interstate 10 spill in Tucson involved nitric acid. The orange and red fumes seen billowing off the overturned tractor trailer were a form of concentrated nitric acid–nitrogen dioxide. 

Prolonged exposure of 15 minutes or more outdoors or in a confined space to nitrogen dioxide can cause delayed skin irritation, as well as lung complications up to 24 hours after exposure. 

Health exposure risk to the toxic fumes are highest for those who were:

  • Outdoors within the 1-mile dangerous zone radius for 15 minutes or more.
  • Sheltering in place indoors where air was pulled from the outside via an HVAC unit within one mile of the dangerous zone for 15 minutes or more.

What Are Signs of Exposure to Nitrogen Dioxide?

The Pima County Health Department and Poison Control recommend that individuals who may have been in contact with the gas should assess themselves for potential exposure risk. 

Respiratory symptoms following exposure can take up to 12-24 hours to appear and can include: 

  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Exacerbations of COPD or asthma

If you or a loved one is suffering from any respiratory difficulties or symptoms, it is recommended that you seek prompt medical attention to be evaluated for toxic exposure.

Then, contact our Tucson attorneys for help to learn more about your legal recourse and potential compensation.

Who Is Entitled to Compensation After the Tucson Toxic Truck Spill? 

Do you own, rent, and/or reside within property that was subject to the Tucson, Arizona shelter-in-place order after the Interstate 10 toxic truck spill? 

Were you outside for more than 15 minutes within the 1-mile radius of the danger zone? 

Were you diagnosed with respiratory difficulty by a medical professional from exposure related to the toxic fumes associated with this hazardous materials spill in Arizona? 

If so, you are strongly encouraged to contact a qualified Tucson personal injury attorney to claim your FREE case evaluation to learn more about your legal rights and if you may be entitled to recover compensation.

Compensation for damages may include:

  • Past, present, and future medical costs 
  • Lost wages
  • Mental anguish
  • Personal injuries 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss and contamination of property

Free Lawsuit Case Evaluation for Arizona Toxic Spill Victims

At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, our Tucson legal team dedicates our time and resources to fighting for the legal rights of individuals adversely impacted by the negligent actions of others.

Please contact us for a free, no obligation initial Tucson toxic truck spill lawsuit case review. You may be entitled to a financial settlement by filing a lawsuit for related losses and injuries.

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