Some of the most common causes of Garbage Truck Accidents are as follows
- Poor Road Design Road Damage and Defective Roads – Including Potholes
- Speeding and Tailgating
- Driving Under the Influence
- Failure to Maintain Truck – Leading to faulty brakes, false log books, and overweight loads
- Negligent Driving Mechanical Failure
- Distracted Driving – text messaging, using a cell phone, or eating while driving,
- Improper loading of a garbage truck
- Lack of Proper Training and Supervision
- Falling Waste and Trash due to improper loading
- Narrow Street and Alley way accident lead to side swipes
- Pedestrian Accidents – Garbage trucks hitting persons on cross walks and stop sings and Garbage trucks hitting bicyclists
Garbage truck accidents lead to death – Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in CaliforniaCalifornia Wrongful Death Laws: California permits wrongful death cases, so long it is brought by a spouse or immediate blood relative. Essentially a wrongful death traffic accident case allows an individual to stand in the shoes of the deceased and bring a cause of action on their behalf. What this allows for is compensation for the injuries and losses sustained for the death of your relatives. In the state of California it is may even possible to assert a cause for damages for loss of wages, services and other possible claims. Determining whether you should sue is a difficult decision. Any settlement award is insufficient in comparison to the pain suffered, but it is important to consider your rights. Common Injuries Associated with Truck Accidents include:
- Broken and Fractured Limbs
- Severe Back Injuries
- Neck injuries including Whiplash
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Knee and Ligament Damage
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Permanent Disability including Nerve Damage, Quadriplegia, and Paraplegia
- Facial Lacerations Cuts and Wounds leading to permanent scarring and disfigurement
What should I do after a truck accidentBelow are the first five steps you need to take after a garbage truck accident. For a full and detailed list visit this page….
- Make sure you and those around you are safe. And contact a emergency medical professional to assist any person who has been injured.
- File a Police Report of the Accident with your local law enforcement body
- Do not attempt to talk with the garbage truck driver regarding fault or apologies
- If you are not injured and it is safe to do so ask the other driver for their, drivers license, truck registration information, contact information, and insurance documentation.
- Never argue with other drivers regarding fault.
- If there are witnesses who can testify on your behalf asked them for their contact information