If you or someone you love has been injured in a collision or accident with a garbage truck or other waste management vehicle, call us — we want to hear about it and help you obtain justice. Our Minnesota Garbage Truck Accident Attorneys are available for a free consultation. Call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our contact form. Our attorneys have years of experience with excellent results.
Factors in Garbage Truck Collisions
Waste management is an arduous but necessary part of every major city’s basic services; the cities of Minnesota are no exception. Unfortunately, garbage trucks, like other large motor vehicles, are capable of causing serious accidents if negligently driven or handled.
Although any powerful motor vehicle can cause severe injury in the event of an accident, the ways in which garbage trucks are typically operated create several unique safety concerns for nearby drivers and pedestrians.
- Narrow roads and alleyways: Because garbage collection trucks must navigate through a complex network of city streets and back streets, they often find themselves in narrow alleyways where visibility and maneuverability are limited. If a driver fails to take proper precautions, an accident is likely.
- Erratic driving patterns: Garbage trucks make frequent and often unexpected stops to pick up waste. Drivers and cyclists around the truck may be in danger if these stops are made too quickly or without warning.
- Falling objects/waste: The many waste items and objects that a garbage truck may be carrying at any time are also hazards. If they are negligently piled up or inadequately secured, they may fall from the truck onto nearby cars or pedestrians – a serious danger if the garbage truck is moving at a high speed.
- Mechanical failure: In addition to tire defects, brake system malfunctions, and other dangerous mechanical failures, garbage trucks are also vulnerable to breakdowns of their unique moving parts, including compartment doors and lifting arms.
Contact TSR Injury Law if you have been the victim of a garbage truck accident. Our experienced Minnesota Waste Management Injury Lawyers can help you determine if you are entitled to compensation from the driver or waste management company responsible. Call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form.