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Garbage Truck Accidents

Essential to many a community, sanitation workers can make our lives safer and healthier. On a regular basis, garbage trucks hall many items of waste. This is typically done in a manner that is not only safe, but efficient. Like any large vehicle, nonetheless, garbage trucks can become involved in an automobile collision, and can cause severe injuries to pedestrians, workers, and other vehicles.

Accidents involving garbage trucks often entail brain injuries, serious burns, wrongful death, and even crush injuries.

Accidents involving garbage trucks can result from defective equipment, negligence of drivers, poor maintenance or falling objects.

The United States Department of Labor reports many of these types of injuries with garbage trucks that happen across the nation.

A garbage truck personal injury attorney that is experienced can assist you, other individuals, or sanitation workers injured by operation of any of these garbage trucks.

In every accident involving a garbage truck, it is essential to employ an experienced truck collision attorney immediately, for an adequate investigation to get started prior to evidence that may evaporate.

Causes of Accidents with Garbage Trucks

Renowned to be slow moving and colossal, garbage trucks may not appear to pose much threat. However, cyclists and pedestrians can be in grave danger. In an automobile, anything from a fender bender to an automobile fire could result from an accident with a garbage truck.

If you or a family member has sustained personal injury resulting from a vehicle accident with a garbage truck, there may be grounds for you to seek legal assistance.

Vehicles of waste removal spend plenty of time and pick-up in our neighborhoods.

Garbage trucks may move quite slowly, but the ability to maneuver is usually hindered by shortage of visibility, not to mention shape, weight, and size of the vehicle.

A number of factors which can contribute to an accident with a waste removal truck entail the following:

Driver fatigue, overweight loads, poor maintenance, failing parts or malfunctioning, distraction or inattention of driver, lack of following traffic laws, limited visibility and blind spots, failing reverse alarms or malfunctioning, and improper braking.

There are many possible causes of a crash involving a garbage truck, as is the case with any other motor vehicle.

Waste removal workers, pedestrians, and cyclists are usually the victims in many of these conditions. Both key and minor injuries in a waste removal truck collision can be sustained.


Among the leading causes of all injuries, vehicle accidents result in 6 million collisions reported here in the United States. Approximately 30,000, among these, would be referred to as fatal.

About 2 million crashes involved additional injuries. They result in damage, which can be severe.

Economically, the cost of vehicle collisions can estimate to billions of dollars per year. This is about $1000 for every living individual in America.

If you or a loved one suffer an injury in a vehicle collision, you should immediately contact an experienced automobile injury attorney.

A lawyer can evaluate your case, and provide assistance to discover if funds are owed to you to cover vehicle injury expenses. Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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