Tens of thousands of street sweepers are employed by cities and communities across the United States for the removal of debris, trash, and the cleaning of the street. Street sweepers built on large truck chassis weigh thousands of pounds and are difficult to maneuver. Every year, hundreds of individuals suffer serious life-threatening injuries caused by roadway accidents involving street cleaners and sweepers. Common injuries caused by street sweeper accidents include traumatic brain injury, severe burn injury, crushed limbs resulting in amputations, broken bones, facial lacerations, and scarring.
Victims of serious injuries resulting from the negligent or intentional conduct of others have a right to compensation for their losses. Our personal injury law firm is dedicated to the pursuit of justice for the injured. If you have any legal questions regarding compensation for your injuries, contact our law firm toll-free at (855) 385-2529. All consultations are free of charge.
Common Causes of Street Sweeper Accidents:
Street sweeper operators generally work at many different hours of the day. They can clean the streets from the early morning to late afternoon; as a result, there are many opportunities for the drivers to get into accidents. A varying sleep schedule could cause the drivers to be drowsy at different times during their routes, leading to an increased likelihood of crashes. Further, at some points, traffic is extremely congested and the roads are populated by people who are in a rush to get to work on time. These people are more likely to cause accidents due to their rushing. It is common to see civilians speed around public vehicles like buses, taxis, garbage trucks, and street sweepers.
Other causes of street sweeper accidents include:
If you have been injured in a car accident by a street sweeper, you should consider filing a lawsuit. Victims of serious injuries caused by the negligent or wrongful conduct of others are entitled to monetary recovery under the law. In order for you to receive any compensation for an injury sustained in a car accident, you must be able to prove that:
If you can show that the accident had these four points of negligence, you will be able to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party. With the help of an attorney, you can seek financial compensation for your injuries in addition to the costs of repairing or replacing your vehicle. Plaintiffs are entitled to compensation for:
Filing a Lawsuit in Time: Injured individuals should be aware of the time limits placed on their rights to file personal injury claims. Under Califor, ia law the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party is generally two years from the date of the accident. Lawsuits against government entities require the filing of a claim with the government agency in question within 6 months of the date of the accident. Failure to file a claim within the statutory time limit imposed by law may eliminate your chance for recovery.
Claim For the Death of a Loved One: Truck accidents and accidents involving street sweepers have an extremely high mortality rate. Eery year, dozens of innocent individuals are killed in accidents involving street sweepers. In certain jurisdictions, family members of the deceased have the right to file for a wrongful death cause of action in the court of law. Family members of the deceased are able to recover:
Free Legal Consultation: To speak to an attorney regarding your case, call (855) 385-2529. All attorney consultations are free of charge. You can speak with an experienced lawyer who will give you everything you need to know about your case and walk you through the legal process. If you choose to let us represent you, your claim is taken on a zero fee guarantee – we promise that you will pay no out of pocket expenses for our services. We are only paid in the event we win your case, and the fees come from the settlement itself. If we lose, you owe us nothing at all.
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