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United States of America
A tractor-trailor carrying lead-acid batteries crashed at highway speed, resulting in the death of the driver, the truck catching fire, and the discharge of its cargo. Many of the batteries were damaged or destroyed, and battery (sulfuric) acid was released to the environment. The plaintiff, a wrecker operator, was not made aware of the hazard and was exposed to the acid while moving the wreckage. As a result, he suffered severe, debilitating burns to his lower legs and required years of treatment. Client required expert services to support a personal injury lawsuit with a $5M negligence and strict liability claim against the trucking company.