Garbage Truck Accidents
Garbage trucks are one of the few trucks that are given special and unlimited access in every neighborhood both urban and rural. However, this type of accessibility can sometimes lead to vehicle collisions as well as accidents involving pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.
Statistics indicate that garbage trucks are responsible for more bicyclists’ deaths than any other type of commercial vehicle. Also, since these accidents usually happen close to home; it is even more devastating for the families of the victims and the victims who survive. There are many causes of garbage truck accidents and these include, but not limited to:
- Reckless driving.
- Distracted driving.
- Falling wastes or objects.
- Inadequately trained driver.
- Speeding or improper speed for road conditions.
- Poor or improper maintenance of the garbage truck.
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
No matter what the cause of a garbage truck accident, innocent victims of these accidents can endure life-changing injuries. Should they survive the accident, it is not uncommon for them to suffer brain injury, broken bones, burns and scarring from chemical wastes being transported by the truck, paralysis, loss of limb(s), and other serious injuries.
The Law Office of Johnson & Ward have been handling garbage truck accidents cases for many years. We are dedicated to helping to bring full compensation to grieving families and injured individuals alike. For this reason, we offer free consultation for anyone involved in a garbage truck accident. Our Atlanta office can be reached at (404) 524-5626.