Not only can garbage truck accidents be devastating, but they have fatal consequences. With the size and weight of these trucks, standard motor vehicles stand little chance in the event of an accident. If this is relevant to you and you are suffering from serious injuries and/or damages, follow along to learn how one of the proficient Howard County truck accident attorneys at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can help you attain justice via a personal injury claim.
What are the most frequent causes of garbage truck accidents in the state of Maryland?
For one, garbage truck accidents may be caused by a garbage truck company’s or employer’s negligence. For instance, they may neglect to ensure that they upkeep vehicle maintenance, or that their drivers are sufficiently trained before sending them off on the road.
Also, these accidents may be caused by a garbage truck manufacturer’s negligence. For instance, they may neglect to ensure that these trucks are free of defective parts that would lead to malfunctions.
Most commonly, though, these accidents are caused by a garbage truck driver’s or operator’s negligence. Examples of such negligence are as follows:
- Distracted driving, such as texting while driving.
- Drowsy or fatigued driving.
- Drugged or drunk driving.
- Failure to check multiple blind spots.
- Failure to follow traffic rules or signals, such as not yielding at the right-of-way.
- Failure to properly dump waste that hits another vehicle or pedestrian.
- Failure to properly dump a hazardous waste spill that hits another vehicle or pedestrian.
- Failure to prevent falling objects that hits another vehicle or pedestrian.
- Failure to break on time that causes a rear-end collision.
Who do I sue for my garbage truck accident?
If your accident was due to the negligence of another, then you will most likely be able to file your lawsuit against one of the following parties involved:
- The garbage truck driver or operator.
- The private trucking company or government entity.
- The waste removal company or employer.
- The vehicle maintenance company or employer.
- The manufacturer of the defective parts.
- The drivers or pedestrians involved in your accident.
Who you sue will be dependent on the circumstances of your accident. To properly identify the negligent party, discuss your case with one of the talented Howard County auto accident attorneys at your earliest convenience.
What damages can I regain for my garbage truck accident?
If you can collect sufficient evidence that will secure a strong personal injury claim, you may be eligible to regain several damages you incurred from your accident. You can recover economic damages such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, etc. Also, you can recover non-economic damages such as emotional trauma, pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, etc.
Contact Our Howard County, Maryland Firm
If you or a family member has sustained severe injuries in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.