Garbage Truck Accidents
The Arizona Department of Transportation reports that there were 132 garbage truck accidents in the state during 2011. Garbage truck accidents differ from other types of truck accidents because they are more likely to involve pedestrians. In these types of accidents, its not uncommon for the injury victims to be bicyclists, garbage truck workers and pedestrians.Oftentimes, garbage truck accidents can result in severe injuries and fatalities.
If you or a family member has been involved in a garbage truck accident, you may be able to seek legal action against the negligent party. Contact a truck accident lawyer at Phillips Law Group to explore your legal options.
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Waste management companies spend the majority of their time collecting trash in residential areas. While garage trucks typically move at slow speeds, their weight, lack of visibility and their handling capabilities make them very dangerous. Several factors can contribute to a garbage truck collision. Some of the most common factors that can result in a garbage truck accident include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted drivers
- Faulty or malfunctioning auto parts
- Oversize loads
- The inability to stop the truck quickly
- Drivers that disregard traffic lights and signs
- Limited visibility in the truck
- Defective back-up alarms
- Trucks that are poorly maintained
- Large blind spots
- Inattentive truckers
If you were injured in a garbage truck accident due to the negligent actions of another, complete the contact form on this page.
Common Injuries Sustained in Garbage Truck Accidents
The force of a garbage truck accident can leave accident victims with critical and sometimes fatal injuries.Garbage trucks are especially dangerous when they rollover, the driver as well any other person in the trucks path could sustain fatal injuries. Some of the most common injuries suffered in a garbage truck crash include:
- Broken bones
- Skull fractures
- Brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
AAA reports that 5,000 people are killed in car/truck accidents ever year. If you lost a loved one in a garbage truck accident, you may have financial and legal recourse.
To speak with an Arizona wrongful death attorney, fill out the contact form on the right-hand side of the page.
Contact a Garbage Truck Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you love was injured from a garbage truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and property damage. Contact an attorney at Phillips Law Group to learn about the legal rights afforded to accident victims.
At Phillips Law Group, a personal injury lawyer from our firm can offer a free, initial legal consultations to all injury victims. During your legal consultation, an attorney will assess your accident and advise you on the best legal remedy to pursue.
Our attorneys have the knowledge and the resources to successfully litigate garbage truck accidents. We have numerous clients receive favorable outcomes from their lawsuits.
To find out if youre eligible to file a truck accident lawsuit, complete the contact form on this page.