Sanitation trucks, sometimes known as garbage trucks, are among the heaviest, slowest, and largest vehicles that regularly pass-through residential areas. This isn’t to say that individuals who operate them, as well as those who own the vehicles (in this case, the city), always adhere to safety regulations. You might be astonished to learn how many accidents trash trucks cause each year.
Keep reading to learn more. If you have been injured in an accident in which a garbage truck was involved, contact Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn at (310) 209-1600 for a legal consultation.
Garbage truck collisions can be very dangerous
Even while garbage trucks aren’t very fast, the fact that they’re so enormous and heavy means that when they collide with something, serious and even life-threatening injuries, as well as considerable property damage, are not unusual — and this only applies to automobiles. When it comes to motorcycle, biker, and pedestrian incidents, you can understand how dangerous these trucks may be.
While sanitation trucks are commonly thought of as enormous black trucks, there are also green compost trucks and, of course, blue recycling vehicles. Drivers of any of these trucks must complete particular safety courses before being allowed to operate them. To keep safe, they must also go above and beyond what a conventional driver does. They primarily drive in residential neighborhoods, where they are exposed to large blind spots and the presence of youngsters.
Drivers of sanitation trucks do not have complete visibility
Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn believes that backup cameras on these trucks would be beneficial. In fact, there are a number of safety improvements that would increase visibility and eliminate many of the liability risks they now face. Then there’s the fact that these trucks aren’t always kept in good working order, which can lead to major accidents.
As a result of these and other circumstances, it’s critical to conduct a thorough investigation into each sanitation truck accident. What went wrong and who was to blame must be determined. If you’ve been in a truck accident, call Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn at (310) 209-1600 right away. We can help you take the next step in getting the results you deserve.
You might be entitled to reimbursement
If you or a loved one was hurt in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost income, past and future medical expenditures, home rehabilitation services, mental suffering, emotional distress, hospital stays, physical disability, and other actual costs.
If you require assistance following an accident, Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn can assist you. We have a lot of experience and can provide you a free case evaluation. If we accept your case, it will be on a contingency basis, which means you won’t have to pay anything until we win.