Garbage Truck Accidents
Sanitation workers are essential to our community. Garbage trucks haul away waste on a regular basis, most of the time in an efficient and safe manner. Nonetheless, like any large vehicle, garbage trucks when involved in an accident can cause serious injuries to workers, pedestrians and other vehicles.
Garbage truck accidents often involve serious burns, brain injuries, crush injuries and wrongful death.
Garbage truck accidents can result from driver negligence, defective equipment, falling objects or poor maintenance.
The US Department of Labor chronicles the many types of garbage truck injuries that occur in the United States.
An experienced garbage truck attorney can assist either injured sanitation workers or other individuals injured by operation of a garbage truck.
One of the first things to check on, is whether the garbage truck has been properly inspected every day. Garbage truck inspection in one of the primary ways of avoiding serious accidents.
The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) has excellent publications on Ways to Avoid Injury and Death from Moving Sanitation Vehicles.
In every garbage truck accident, its essential to hire an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible so an adaquate investigation can be started before evidence evoperates.
I’m Ed Smith, an experienced Sacramento Truck Accident lawyer. Feel free to call me anytime for free, friedly advice. My telephone number in Sacramento is 916.921.6400.