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Garbage Truck Accidents

Collisions with garbage trucks are more common than many people think. Garbage trucks are encountered frequently by drivers because they are a necessary part of how cities operate. Something has to be done about the trash to keep the environment clean and beautiful. However, garbage trucks are large and awkward. A truck may pull out in front of a car or make a turn that is too wide. There are many ways an accident can happen with a garbage truck.

If you have been injured in a garbage truck accident, your injuries are likely devastating and painful. Not only is there the physical aspect, but there are emotional injuries as well. Seeing a garbage truck accident lawyer can provide you with the emotional support and legal options you need to move on with your life.

Why Garbage Truck Accidents Occur

There are a number of factors that come into play that cause garbage truck accidents. They include:

  • Erratic driving due to unexpected and frequent stops. Drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists may be in danger if these stops are made too quickly or not quickly enough.
  • Narrow alleys and roadways are also culprits. The drivers of these large trucks must navigate them through streets, alleys, backstreets, and other narrow roadways to do their trash pickups.
  • Falling waste and objects can create hazards. The trucks are designed to keep trash inside of them, but objects can fly out and fall out. These objects can hit people and they can land in the road or hit cars, causing auto accidents.
  • Mechanical failure can cause injury to the garbage workers or individuals outside of the vehicle as the result of brake failure or the malfunction of moving parts.

Compensation For Garbage Truck Accidents

Your garbage truck accident lawyer will help you evaluate the details of the accident to determine who is at fault so that the negligent parties can be held responsible for medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses resulting from the injuries.

Contact A Twin Cities and Southern Minnesota Garbage Truck Accident Lawyer

Get the compensation you deserve for a garbage truck accident. Contact our firm today at (952) 448-2800 – Chaska, (507)388-1800 – Mankato, or (612) 424-6011 (Minneapolis). Consultations are free and cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid when you are compensated.

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Reitan Law Office, PLLC

Chaska Office

Grandview Office Park
1454 White Oak Drive
Chaska, MN 55318

Phone: 952-448-2800
Fax: 952-448-2823
Chaska Office Location

Mankato Office

Trail Creek Center
120 North Augusta Court

Suite 110
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-388-1800
Fax: 507-388-1877
Mankato Office Location

Minneapolis Office

IDS Center
80 S. 8th Street

Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-424-6011
Fax: 612-424-6012
Minneapolis Office Location