What Should I Know About Garbage Truck Accidents in NYC?

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What Should I Know About Garbage Truck Accidents in NYC?

Our city’s sanitation workers are seldom given a second thought, but they truly do deserve a great amount of appreciation. They are the backbone of this city, and without them, we simply wouldn’t be able to function. That said, garbage truck drivers are guilty of negligence from time to time, just as all of us are. However, unfortunately, garbage trucks weigh several more tons than standard passenger vehicles, and when they’re involved in accidents, either with other vehicles or unsuspecting pedestrians, serious injuries can occur. If you were injured by a garbage truck, read this blog and reach out to our seasoned Manhattan car accident attorney to learn more about garbage truck accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of garbage truck accidents?

Garbage truck accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, though some of the most common causes and types of garbage truck accidents that our firm sees are as follows:

  • Carelessly dumping waste
  • Spilling hazardous or toxic waste
  • Insufficiently trained garbage truck operators or employees
  • Disregarding large bling spots
  • Unsafely merging or changing lanes
  • Driving the wrong way on a one-way street
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Distracted driving

If you were hurt due to any of the aforementioned, there’s a strong chance you’ll have a valid personal injury claim, however, you and your lawyer will have to first satisfy the burden of proof.

How can an attorney help if I’ve been hurt in one?

If you’ve been injured in a garbage truck accident due to no fault of your own, an attorney can help you obtain the evidence you need to prove your claim and negotiate with insurance companies to get you your rightful compensation. If you have any further questions or you think you may have a valid personal injury claim, simply give our legal team a call today. We are here to help you in any way we can.

CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED NEW YORK CITY FIRM

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.

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