Garbage trucks are dangerous vehicles because of their size and unique driving habits. Garbage trucks work in urban areas and on crowded streets. They are bulky and drive slowly. They make frequent stops and work close to sidewalks and residences. Because of these factors garbage trucks are involved in a many accidents with children, stationary vehicles, and bicycles. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a garbage truck you should call Ingerman & Horowitz for a consultation of your rights. We understand the complex laws around truck accidents, and can give you a fair, honest assessment of your situation.
Garbage Truck Attorney
Hiring an experienced garbage truck accident attorney will help you to understand your rights and pursue fair compensation in the event of an injury. Because of the large size and sudden starts and stops of a garbage truck there are special rules that apply to these vehicles. Improper maintenance and careless operators can make them exceedingly dangerous. It can be difficult to pursue a case against a garbage truck because they are often owned by large conglomerate corporations or city agencies. You need an experienced attorney that can show negligence and represent you in court.
Children are at particular risk to garbage truck accidents because they are excited by the size of the machine and fascinated by sounds of their alarms and motors. Children will often play on the street near a garbage truck and are not always easy to see. When a garbage truck driver is careless they can hit smaller children and cyclists that drift into the truck’s blind spots. Sometimes garbage trucks will back up suddenly to collect garbage bins and if lights or warning sounds fail due to poor maintenance cars can be smashed.
If you’ve been involved in an accident with a garbage truck, you owe it to yourself to call us today. There’s a limited amount of time in which you can act on injuries related to your accident, so be sure to call now.
Contact Ingerman & Horowitz today and let them guide you through the legal process to get you compensation for your garbage truck accident injuries. (800) 776-4529