Even though garbage truck drivers usually work in the early hours of the day, there is no avoiding having to share the Florida residential roads with other drivers and pedestrians. And when accidents occur, the damages left behind can be devastating. If you find yourself in this situation, follow along to discover how a proficient Broward County auto accident lawyer at The Finizio Law Group can help you retain the financial compensation you rightfully deserve.
What are the most common causes of garbage truck accidents in Florida?
Garbage trucks are difficult to navigate due to their large size, dangerous contents, and complex machinery involved. This translates to large devastation in the event of an accident.
Most commonly, these accidents are caused by the negligence of a garbage truck driver. For example, with these large trucks, the multiple blind spots must be checked before proceeding, and breaking needs to occur much more prematurely than with a typical automobile. Also, it must be noted that no other drivers or pedestrians are around when the dumping of waste, especially hazardous waste, occurs. And as such, if the driver neglects to use caution when performing these tasks, an accident may occur.
Additionally, these accidents may be caused by the negligence of a garbage truck company. For example, these companies are responsible for ensuring that they upkeep vehicle maintenance and that their drivers are adequately trained before sending them on the road.
And lastly, these accidents may be caused by the negligence of a garbage truck manufacturer. For example, these manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that these trucks are free of defective parts or otherwise malfunctions.
Who is the at-fault party for my garbage truck accident?
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, the negligent party for your garbage truck accident can be the driver, company, or manufacturer. A more detailed list of the possibly at-fault party reads as follows:
- The garbage truck driver, operator, or workers.
- The garbage truck owner, which can be either a private trucking company or a government entity.
- The waste removal company or employer.
- The vehicle maintenance company or employer.
- The manufacturer of the defective parts.
- The drivers or pedestrians involved in your accident.
To know who you should place your lawsuit against, you should seek the guidance of a talented Broward County personal injury lawyer today.
What compensation can I receive for my garbage truck accident?
With a strong personal injury claim, you may be able to earn financial compensation for both your economic and non-economic damages. For one, such economic damages may include medical bills and lost wages. Second, non-economic damages may include pain and suffering and declining quality of life.
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