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.