Car accidents are devastating, but unfortunately, they happen virtually every single day here in New York City. One of the most devastating types of car accidents is those that involve garbage trucks, thanks to their sheer size and weight. If you were recently injured in an accident caused by a garbage truck, you’re most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Manhattan car accident attorney to learn more about these accidents and how our legal team can help if you’ve been hurt in one.
What are some of the most common causes of car accidents involving garbage trucks?
There is a wide range of potential causes of auto accidents involving garbage trucks. Just some of the most common causes and types of accidents are as follows:
- Garbage truck operators dumping trash incorrectly
- Trash falling out of garbage trucks and into the road/onto other vehicles
- Operating garbage trucks while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Operating garbage trucks while looking at a GPS or while texting
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Failing to check blind spots before changing lanes
- Failing to allow enough time to hit the brakes
If you were hurt in a garbage truck accident due to no fault of your own, there’s a strong chance you’ll qualify for compensation. Our firm can help you fight for that compensation.
How long will I have to file a lawsuit for an injury in New York City?
Typically, you’ll have three years to file a lawsuit for an injury here in New York State, however, if you were injured by a garbage truck owned by the city or state, you may have even less time to file a Notice of Claim. For this reason, after an accident, it’s simply best to retain the services of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney as soon as you can. Our legal team is on your side, and we will be, every step of the way.
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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.