Garbage Truck Accidents

Garbage Truck Accident Representation

Sanitation workers hit the roads early in the morning throughout New York City, collecting garbage and recycling materials on a massive scale. Garbage trucks typically crawl the city at relatively slow speeds, but their size, weight and sight lines pose significant dangers for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists. A completely empty truck carries significant weight — when fully loaded, the increased mass is astounding. When a sanitation vehicle is involved in an accident, victims often suffer serious or catastrophic injuries.

Experienced Garbage Truck Accident Attorneys Serving New York And New Jersey

The legal issues that can arise after a garbage truck accident can be complex. You need to work with a lawyer who knows the distinctions between filing a claim against a private carting company and a city sanitation service. The experienced lawyers at Liakas Law, P.C., in Manhattan and Chatham, New Jersey, are highly skilled in addressing every detail to obtain the best possible results when a private or municipal sanitation vehicle is involved in an injury-producing or fatal garbage truck accident.

When you put your trust in our legal team, we immediately launch an investigation to gather evidence to prove fault, damages and the full picture of the accident to build a strong case.

Municipal and private carting companies fight hard to eliminate or reduce their financial exposure. We have earned a reputation for our skill in countering the efforts of the opposition to maximizing compensation for our clients. Other law firms often turn to us to take cases to trial. As aggressive trial lawyers, we start preparing for trial on Day One to ensure we are in a position of strength at every stage. Often, our strength can produce optimal results during negotiations, however, if discussions break down, we are ready, willing and able to go the distance.

We have the resources, technology and energy to investigate the full-range of factors to show fault. Negligence in a sanitation truck accident may involve:

  • Inattentive driving, including the failure to properly use rearview mirrors to detect pedestrians or other vehicles in the zone of danger
  • Faulty maintenance, including the failure to keep braking systems in proper working order
  • Distracted driving, including use of communication devices and cellphones while on the job
  • Drowsy driving and overly fatigued truck drivers
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances
  • Failure to stop, or following another vehicle to closely
  • Unstable loads, often due to overloading

Call 24/7 To Get In Touch With Our Experienced Lawyers

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury in a garbage truck accident, you likely have many concerns about how to cover medical expenses and other bills. We can review your unique circumstances and give you straightforward answers concerning your legal options. We invite you to contact us online or call 212-937-7765 to arrange a no-obligation, free case evaluation with our aggressive personal injury lawyers.

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