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Minnesota Garbage Truck Accident Attorneys & Lawyers

Garbage trucks obviously serve a very important need in our community. However, what you may not realize is that each and every month a surprising number of accidents occur in the Twin Cities as the result of the negligence of the operators of garbage trucks.

If you or a family member (often children) have had the misfortune of experiencing an accident with a garbage truck and have sustained injuries, you need to consider hiring a reputable Minneapolis garbage truck accident attorney. We are ready to provide you with the representation that you deserve.

NEGLIGENT GARBAGE TRUCK DRIVERS & EMPLOYERS
Most garbage truck accidents are preventable situations that often result from the negligent operation of a garbage truck. Sanitation truck drivers are subject to enhanced safety regulations. Across Minnesota, most garbage trucks are owned by private enterprises. These companies sign contracts with cities to provide collection services. The company, along with the driver, may be held accountable for an accident.

CAUSES OF GARBAGE TRUCK ACCIDENTS
Garbage truck accidents arise in a number of situations that are unique to the trash collection and rubbish industry. Most large trucks don’t find themselves in the midst of suburban neighborhoods, but garbage trucks will make their way through residential areas on a routine schedule. Common causes of garbage truck accidents include:

  • Poor Visibility;
  • Lack of Maneuverability;
  • Failing to Yield;
  • Erratic Driving;
  • Falling Debris;
  • Mechanical Failure; and
  • Driver Fatigue

DAMAGES YOU MAY RECEIVE
If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a garbage truck accident, compensation is available. We typically recover money for our client’s past and future lost wages, past and future medical bills, past and future pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and emotional distress. In some cases, punitive damages may also be recovered if we can demonstrate that a garbage truck driver or company acted with reckless disregard for the rights and safety of others.

WE’RE HERE TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE TREATED FAIRLY
Each garbage truck accident lawsuit involves proving two issues: liability and damages. We represent clients who have sustained serious injuries or lost a loved one as the result of a garbage truck accident in Minnesota. We are here to guide you through the process and protect your rights, as we have done for so many before you. We accept cases on a contingency arrangement, so you only pay a portion of whatever settlement we obtain as a fee. We front all costs associated with your case. If we recover nothing, you owe us nothing.

Minnesota Farm Accident Attorneys & Lawyers

Working on a farm can be a very satisfying and gratifying means of making a living. From generation to generation, hundreds of thousands of hard working Minnesotans have called a farm their home. Too often, however, these same people suffer a serious injury in a farm accident.

FARM ACCIDENT LAWSUITS
Some farm accident cases arise out of the use of piece of farm equipment that has some sort of serious design defect. Because of the defect, the equipment malfunctions, causing the operator to suffer serious injury or even death. These product liability cases are very complex lawsuits that require the retention of the right experts – whether engineers or accident reconstructionists.

Another type of farm accident involves a person who is employed at a farm operation. This can include any type of farm – from a small family farm to a large corporate operation. The employee of the farm may have the right to file a lawsuit against their employer, if the employer failed to maintain a safe work environment. Worksite accidents are too common and if your employer has failed to comply with various regulations, including OSHA standards, they may be accountable to you.

NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN A SETTLEMENT FOR YOU
We are ready to meet with you and provide you with an initial consultation free of charge. We begin by getting to know you and understanding exactly what happened. From there, our farm accident lawyers will get to work on your case. The first step usually involves hiring a qualified expert to assist in the investigative process. We never charge a fee for our services unless and until we obtain a settlement or judgment on your behalf.

DAMAGES YOU MAY RECOVER FOLLOWING A FARM ACCIDENT
Minnesota law entitles you to recover financial compensation for all of your losses, including lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, disfigurement, emotional distress and replacement services. In some cases, an injury victim may also recover punitive damages. In a wrongful death situation, the surviving family members are entitled to compensation for their loss.

HONEST & REPUTABLE FARM ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Our farm accident attorneys will handle you case with conviction, dedication and tenacity. We understand of the underlying importance of dealing with your situation with honesty and integrity. We will always work with you in a straightforward and trustworthy manner. Our reputation depends on it.