Accidents Involving Garbage Trucks

| January 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

Garbage Truck Accident Attorney

Whether you live in suburbia or one of Texas’s major metropolitan areas, you have to contend with garbage trucks on the roads at least a few times a week. These are menacing vehicles due to their sheer size, and the accidents they cause can put you out of commission for months, requiring hospitalization, surgery, car replacement, reimbursement for lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.

Garbage trucks are commercial vehicles which can often weigh in at over 30 tons. They can block whole roads and cause problems when backing out of sidewalks, as well as during early hours of the morning when commuters are rushing to work. In addition, garbage truck drivers have a huge blind spots due to the height of the cab and length of the truck.

It is important to note that garbage trucks don’t only hit cars. Due to them operating in neighborhoods, children, bicyclists, and adults walking by are all at risk of being struck. Garbage trucks may rarely cause serious car accidents, but when they do, victims are oftentimes faced with serious roadblocks when it comes to liability.

Negligence plays a big role in Texas garbage truck accidents. Here are some common negligence-related scenarios:

  1. Waste or falling objects from the back of a truck.
  2. Overworked and fatigued drivers
  3. Distracted driving
  4. Failing to indicate when backing out near a sidewalk
  5. Failure to stop at red lights
  6. Overloaded trucks making maneuverability difficult
  7. Using the wrong lane
  8. Making frequent stops without letting other road users aware
  9. Failure to maintain the different parts of the vehicle

Due to the facts of your case, you may need to file a claim against several different parties such as the truck driver, the vehicle manufacturer, the waste company, and/or even a government entity if it’s determined that the Texas Tort Claims Act applies to your case.

To have the best chance at a successful claim, you need to discuss the facts of your case with an experienced truck accident law firm in your state. To discuss your case with the Dallas attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm, please call (214) 651-6100 or 1-800-ATTORNEY.


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