Garbage Truck Accidents

 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.

Types of Garbage Truck Accident Injuries

The US Department of Labor chronicles the many types of garbage truck injuries that occur in the United States. Garbage truck accidents often involve:

  • serious burns
  • brain injuries
  • crush injuries
  • wrongful death
Cause of Garbage Truck Accidents

Garbage truck accidents can result from:

  • driver negligence
  • defective equipment
  • falling objects
  • poor maintenance

The news clips below show several accidents involving garbage trucks.

How an Experienced Truck Accident Attorney Can Help

A truck accident attorney can assist either injured sanitation workers or other individuals injured by the 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, it's essential to hire an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible so an adequate investigation can be started before evidence evaporates.

Sacramento Truck Accident Lawyers

I’m Ed Smith, a truck accident lawyer in Sacramento. If you or a loved one has been involved in a garbage truck accident, call me today for free, friendly advice at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400.

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Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [cha 12.21.18]

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