Garbage Truck Accident Lawyer – Chicago Truck Accident Attorney
In Chicago approximately 1.1 million tons of residential and recyclable garbage are collected each year, with weekly picks-up, Monday through Friday.
Garbage collection is an essential job: the health and cleanliness of our community depends upon it.
Nonetheless, garbage collection means that there are scores of sanitation trucks crowding our streets – and garbage truck accidents happen more often than people think. Given the massive size and weight of these trucks, the injuries that arise from garbage truck collisions are horrific. Broken bones, serious head trauma, spinal cord injury, burns, crushing injuries, disfigurement and death are common consequences.
At Willens Law Offices, our garbage truck accident lawyers are committed to helping people who have been injured due to the negligence of a garbage truck driver or the waste management company in charge of the trucks or drivers. If you or someone you love has been involved in a garbage truck accident, please call the Willens Law Office at (312) 957-4166 for a free case evaluation or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Why Garbage Truck Accidents Happen
Garbage trucks accidents occur for many reasons, including:
- Falling debris. Although garbage trucks are designed to keep the waste from falling out, sometimes debris flies out. When it hits pedestrians or vehicles, or creates an obstruction in the road, it may cause a collision or serious injuries.
- Inattentive drivers. The vast size of a garbage truck makes it difficult for garbage truck drivers to see pedestrians, cyclists, other vehicles or even their fellow garbage collectors. Accidents happen when the drivers fails to check behind the truck before backing up or properly scan the road in front of them.
- Negligent driving. As with any other car accident, garbage truck accidents may occur when the driver operates the vehicle in a negligent or reckless manner. Examples of negligent driving includes, speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving, and failing to obey traffic rules. Negligent driving is particularly dangerous in garbage trucks because their enormous size makes it difficult for drivers to take corrective actions quickly when encountering unexpected events on the road.
- Equipment failure. Mechanical problems in the garbage truck, such as brake failure or steering wheel failure, can cause serious accidents and injuries. Such mechanical failures might be due to poor vehicle maintenance or defective garbage truck design.
Contact Our Chicago Garbage Truck Accident Lawyers
At Willens Law Offices, our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping Chicago garbage truck accident victims and their families recover compensation for injuries and financial losses. We want to help you too. Just call (312) 957-4166 for a free consultation or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us help you attain the garbage truck accident settlement that you need and deserve.