Garbage Truck Accident Lawyer
Since the 1800s, garbage trucks have been used to keep our cities clean. While they started as horse-drawn carriages, today’s garbage trucks are massive machines that collect tons of trash every day. When a garbage truck travels through a neighborhood, they pose a serious risk to pedestrians, drivers, and others who share the road.
This is especially true in areas where garbage is collected early in the morning. When a garbage truck is on the road when it’s still dark out, it is much more difficult for the drivers of these trucks to see others on the road. In 2017, there were 107 garbage trucks involved in fatal crashes across the United States. In addition, there were 1,427 garbage truck accidents that resulted in injuries, and there were 2,430 wrecks that resulted in at least one vehicle being disabled.
On average, a garbage truck weighs about 64,000 pounds. When a truck that size collides with a passenger car, which on average weighs about 3,000 pounds, the results are often devastating. Drivers may suffer severe injuries, property damage, and more.
If you have been involved in a garbage truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. At Auger & Auger, we can take on the insurance company on your behalf to help you get the money you deserve. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a garbage truck accident lawyer by calling (855) 969-5624 or contacting us online today.