Garbage Truck Accidents

Austin Garbage Truck Accident Attorneys

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Garbage or sanitation trucks pick up trash from both residential neighborhoods and business locations, which is then disposed of in landfills or recycling centers. Sanitation trucks are sometimes owned by the town or city in which they operate, or may belong to a waste removal company under contract with a municipality. Garbage trucks stop, start, back up, and turn around frequently, often in tight areas where people live and work, making them a danger to pedestrians and other vehicles parked in the area.

If you or a loved one was injured in a collision with a garbage truck, it is important that you seek out an experienced attorney who knows how to handle claims involving garbage truck accident cases. Because of the numerous parties involved, it can be very difficult to determine who is liable for your damages. At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we can assist you at every stage of the process. Our team comprises real trial lawyers who are not afraid to aggressively advocate for you, both in and out of the courtroom.

Get in touch with our team to request a free consultation. Contact us online or by phone at (512) 400-3278. There is never any fee until we recover compensation for you.

Who Is Liable in Garbage Truck Accidents?

Determining who is at fault for a garbage truck accident is often very complex. In many cases, these vehicles are owned and operated by municipal entities. Even when they are operated by private companies, they may be contracted with the local government. In any case, multiple parties may be responsible for the incident, depending on how the accident occurred and why.

Some of the common causes of garbage truck accidents include:

  • Distracted truck drivers
  • Inattention and carelessness
  • Mechanical failure
  • Driver error
  • Defective trucks/truck parts
  • Unsafe roadways
  • Lack of proper truck maintenance
  • Insufficient supervision

Depending on the unique circumstances involved in the incident, any of the following entities may be liable for your damages:

  • The driver/operator of the truck
  • A government entity
  • A private waste management company
  • The party responsible for conducting truck maintenance
  • The manufacturer of the truck or its parts
  • Another driver
  • Another third party

Garbage truck drivers are expected to exercise the same level of care as any other driver on the road, and they are held to the same standards and regulations as other commercial driver’s license holders. When they act carelessly, recklessly, or wrongfully and others are injured as a result, we believe that the liable parties should be held accountable.

Speak to an Attorney at Our Firm about Your Case

Following a truck accident, you are likely dealing with serious, even catastrophic injuries. Our attorneys can handle all aspects of your garbage truck accident case so that you can focus on securing medical treatment and beginning the process of healing. We strive to recover the maximum compensation our clients are owed for their medical bills and other damages, and our track record speaks for itself: we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Let Briggle & Polan, PLLC fight for you.

Call our office at (512) 400-3278 or submit an online request form for a free consultation. Se habla español.

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We've Recovered Millions

  • $1.8 Million Delivery Truck Accident

    Our client was t-boned by a large package delivery truck that was traveling in excess of 70 mph. He sustained a severe neck injury that required spinal surgery. *Net to client was $759,182.96.

  • $350 Thousand Company Truck Collision

    Our client was struck by a company truck that ran a red light at a busy intersection. *Net to client was $166,651.36.

  • $400 Thousand Company Truck Wreck

    Our client was traveling down a residential street when a company truck backed out of a driveway into the side of her vehicle. *Net to client was $110,000.

  • $100 Thousand DWI Wreck Resolved

    Our client was struck by a drunk driver in Round Rock, Texas. *Net to client was $51,113.04.

  • $115 Thousand Distracted Driver Caused Collision

    A distracted driver failed to yield the right of way to our client, causing a collision. *Net to client was $25,035.44.

  • $132 Thousand Distracted Driver

    Our client was the passenger in a vehicle struck by a distracted motorist who failed to yield the right of way at an intersection. *Net to client was $33,250.59.

  • $112.5 Thousand Truck Crash Into Building

    A company driver lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a convenience store, injuring our client in the process. *Net to client was $30,259.56.

  • $82 Thousand T-Bone Collision

    Our client had to be airlifted to the hospital as a result of a t-bone collision. *Net proceeds to client were $23,914.57.

  • $85 Thousand T-Bone Collision Resolved

    Our client was t-boned by a distracted driver who ran a stop sign and required surgery for injuries sustained. *Attorney fees and expenses totaled $30,267.51.

  • $225 Thousand Collision With A Distracted Driver Operating An 18-Wheeler

    Our client severely injured her back in the wreck and the driver did not have the required commercial driver's license needed to operate the truck. *Net proceeds to client were $89,737.54.

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