Every day, hundreds of garbage trucks head out to suburban areas to collect trash left by the sidewalk by the general public. Sanitation services are essential for any well-functioning and healthy community, so these drivers and their companies play an important role in our lives. That being said, garbage truck accidents are happening with increasing frequency in our state and cities, and many people are looking to the law for assistance when it comes to recovering money damages.
Garbage trucks weigh tens of thousands of pounds. This makes them veritable death and catastrophic injury machines should they get into an accident with your typical American family car. In addition, these trucks tend to have massive blind spots due to their design, making it hard for a driver who isn’t focused on the road to see other drivers and avert an accident in good time.
Garbage truck accidents aren’t really accidents; in almost all cases, someone else’s negligence is to blame for your injuries.
Here are some of the most common causes of Indiana garbage truck accidents:
- Driver inattention leading to distracted driving.
- Driving garbage trucks while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Fatigue brought on by working unreasonably wrong hours.
- Careless, defensive and aggressive driving
- Mechanical issues brought on by lack of vehicle maintenance
- Lack of adequate driving training
- Overloading garbage trucks leading to debris falling on other cars or pedestrians
It’s important to note that other drivers aren’t the only would-be victims when it comes to garbage truck accidents; since these vehicles operate in busy suburban neighborhoods, people walking by may end up getting hit by improperly secured debris, leading to serious injuries.
Garbage Accident Attorney Help
When it comes to these kinds of accidents, it is important to liaise with a good and experienced truck accident attorney so we can establish the liability of a government sanitation agency. We will also prove negligence on your behalf as well as engage any and all insurance agencies on your behalf so you can get maximum compensation for all your bills, pain and suffering. Please call NWIIA today on (773) 906-4159 for your free consultation. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.