Garbage trucks are an extremely common sight for American families. People generally see large garbage or recycle trucks passing through their neighborhoods on a weekly basis. However, while many people appreciate the services that garbage trucks provide, they do not consider the risks that may come with the weekly garbage pick-up. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), thousands of people are injured in accidents involving garbage trucks every year. While some collisions involve other motor vehicles, many of these accidents involve pedestrians or bicyclists. This is because garbage trucks largely travel through residential neighborhoods. If you have been injured in an accident with a garbage truck, you should contact a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible for assistance with a possible case.
Because garbage trucks are commonly traveling through neighborhoods and alleyways, it is unfortunately common for young children to be playing in the vicinity. This puts these children at risk of injury in garbage truck accidents. Furthermore, garbage trucks often have to reverse, and may not be able to see if a pedestrian or bicyclist is passing behind them. This is another common cause of collision. Because pedestrians and bicyclists have little to no protection in such collisions, they often suffer serious injuries that require extensive recovery time and treatment.
Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
Garbage truck accidents can happen when you least expect it. If you or a loved has been injured in a garbage truck accident, you deserve to be fully compensated for all medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and other losses. An experienced truck accident attorney will know how to handle the unique characteristics of a garbage truck case and can help you hold the responsible party liable for any negligent actions. Please feel free to call the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.