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Garbage Truck Accidents

Garbage Truck Accidents

Large commercial trucks present a serious hazard to all Connecticut drivers on the roads and highways throughout the state. When larger vehicles such as tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, delivery trucks, or even waste disposal trucks enter the roadways, all motorists must adjust their driving habits accordingly. While these truckers are supposed to be operating their vehicle in the safest manner possible, a large number of external elements may contribute to a potential motor vehicle collision. With this in mind, all drivers in the Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport area must exercise extra caution while driving in close proximity to these large commercial trucks.

Waste management companies take on a serous responsibility in the state of Connecticut. Responsible for the disposal of an abundance of waste material, the operators of these vehicles are given an enormous undertaking. Unfortunately, there have been quite a few auto accidents involving these types of trucks, causing a variety of different garbage truck injuries. Due to the large structure of these trucks, the amount of damage to both property and passenger occupants involved may be catastrophic.

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers understand how tragic an accident with a larger truck can be, especially when the crash involves a child. Due to the nature of waste disposal vehicles, they are often navigating streets within neighborhoods and close to homes. These factors increase the level of potential danger for children playing in the streets. If you or a family member has suffered any garbage truck injuries following a crash, our auto accident attorneys are here to help.

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Causes of Garbage Truck Crashes

Waste management companies play an important role in all of the communities throughout the state of Connecticut. Whether you live in Hartford, Bridgeport, or New Haven, it is likely that you see a garbage truck moving from house to house to pick up waste materials. While these vehicles typically move at slow speeds, their weight, lack of visibility and difficulty maneuvering make it a serious danger to many Connecticut residents, especially small children. More often than not, many garbage truck collisions occur from the following causes:

  • Inattentive truck drivers
  • Oversized loads
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Distracted driving
  • Large blind spots
  • Fatigued drivers
  • Defective back-up alarms
  • Failure to follow traffic signs
  • Limited driver visibility
  • Inability to stop suddenly
  • Malfunctioning auto parts

There are certainly a number of additional causes of garbage truck crashes. However, being aware of the most common causes will allow you to plan accordingly. For instance, warning children to stay away from the garbage truck when it is in close proximity will help to reduce the number of accidents and associated garbage truck injuries. If you or a loved one has been struck by a garbage truck, you deserve compensation for the losses in which you have suffered.

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Garbage Truck Injuries

When a garbage truck strikes an individual on the street the potential injuries and property damage is often catastrophic. Garbage trucks are large structures which have difficulty moving in smaller areas as well as stopping suddenly. Therefore, those who “get in the way” of a garbage truck are putting themselves at serious risk. In the worst case scenario of a garbage truck rollover, the outcome is often fatal. The following are some of the most common garbage truck injuries:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Lacerations
  • Eye injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Skull fractures
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Death

If you or a loved one has suffered from any of the above damages following a garbage truck collision, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is prepared to take on your case today.

Our Connecticut Truck Accident Lawyers are Here for You

With offices in Hartford, Bridgeport, and New Haven, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has the capability to provide legal services throughout the state of Connecticut. In our successful history, our personal injury firm has achieved millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. When an accident occurs at no fault to the victim, it is imperative that this person has a strong legal team behind them. Our auto accident attorneys have the experience, knowledge, and dedication to achieve the maximum compensation possible for our clients.

To speak with a truck accident lawyer today, please fill out a Free Case Review on this page.


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