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Garbage Truck Accidents

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Sanitation workers are essential to our community. Garbage trucks haul away waste regularly, most of the time efficiently and safely. 

Nonetheless, like any large vehicle, garbage trucks can cause serious injuries to workers, pedestrians, and other vehicles when involved in an accident.

Types of Garbage Truck Accident Injuries

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

Cause of Garbage Truck Accidents

Accidents with a garbage truck 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 is one of the primary ways of avoiding serious accidents.

The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH)  has excellent publications on avoiding injury and death from moving sanitation vehicles.

In every garbage truck accident, it's essential to hire an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible so an adequate investigation can be started before evidence evaporates.

Sacramento Truck Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in an accident involving a garbage truck, please call our experienced Sacramento truck accident lawyers today for free, friendly advice at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400.

We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 8.30.21]

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