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Garbage Truck Accident

Highly Rated Buffalo, New York Garbage Truck Accident Lawyers

The Aggressive, Tenacious and Hardworking Team of Trial Lawyers and Paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Will Fight to Obtain the Maximum Compensation for YOU if You Have Been Injured in an Accident with a Garbage Truck in Western New York.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. has obtained over $150,000,000.00 on behalf of clients in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York and throughout New York State. His decades of experience providing the highest level of personal injury service resulted in his recognition as a Best Lawyer of America.

If you were hit by a garbage truck and suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident, you want the most experienced personal injury lawyer in Buffalo, New York to fight for you to obtain the best result for your case. You do not want to fight large sanitation companies alone! Let Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his seasoned team of top rated Buffalo, New York garbage truck accident attorneys examine your case and hold the parties responsible for your injuries accountable. There is never a fee unless we WIN for you!

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939. Call us now to schedule a free consultation.

Garbage Trucks Cause Accidents

Garbage Trucks Cause AccidentGarbage companies keep our streets clean and provide a valuable service to our communities.

However, garbage trucks are large and bulky—weighing up to 50,000 pounds. It can be difficult for these vehicles to safely navigate crowded neighborhood and city streets. Garbage trucks usually operate in the early mornings, which can be especially dangerous because children are getting on the school bus and adults are heading to work.

In an accident between a large truck and a smaller passenger car, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety data shows that the occupants of the smaller car will suffer an overwhelming majority of injures.

If you, or a loved one, were injured in an accident with a garbage truck, call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939. Our elite garbage truck accident lawyers in Buffalo, New York understand the nuances of serious personal injury law. We will use our extensive experience to obtain the best result for you after your crash. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his staff have a history of obtaining winning results for their clients.

Garbage Truck Accident Liability

Garbage Truck Accident LiabilityThere may be multiple parties responsible for the injuries that you suffered in an accident with a garbage truck. Our skilled lawyers will isolate the proximate cause of your crash and correctly identify the responsible parties. This may include:

The Garbage Truck Driver

There are numerous scenarios where the actions of a garbage truck driver may lead to a dangerous accident:

  1. Driving while fatigued;
  2. Driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs;
  3. Distracted driving, such as texting or eating while driving;
  4. Failing to obey the rules of the road;
  5. Not properly checking blind spots; and
  6. Not being properly certified to operate a garbage truck.

If any of these situations occurred and you suffered injuries as a result of the driver’s actions, you can sue the garbage truck driver for negligence. Garbage truck drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely and be aware of all other vehicles, pedestrians and children that could be in their way.

The Garbage Truck Company

Depending on where you live, your garbage may be collected by either your local municipality or a private waste company. This is an important distinction because in many cases, local governments are immune from tort lawsuits by an individual in New York State.

However, a privately owned garbage company does not have the same legal protections that a municipality does. Scenarios where a private company can be held liable for a garbage truck accident include:

1) Negligent Hiring

Operators of large trucks and commercial motor vehicles, like garbage trucks, must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License in order to be compliant with federal regulations. If a private garbage company puts a driver on the road that has not been suitably trained or does not have the proper certifications, the company is liable for any damages under the theory of negligent hiring.

Background checks are also a necessary part of the hiring process. Companies are required to check for things like alcohol and drug history. If a driver has frequent DUIs, a company is responsible for knowing this. If the company did not perform a thorough background check, and the employee gets into an accident while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the company may be held liable.

2) Improper Maintenance

Garbage trucks have very dangerous parts that can cause serious injuries to people. It is crucial that these vehicles are routinely inspected, repaired and maintained. Private garbage companies are responsible for either providing the necessary maintenance or hiring a third party to work on their vehicles. Either way, these companies must ensure that their garbage trucks are functioning safely before putting them on the road. If a company uses a garbage truck with any mechanical deficiencies, a crash that results will leave the company liable under the theory of negligent supervision.

The Parts Manufacturer

Garbage trucks are complex machines. These vehicles have automated features that allow them to pick up trash cans and load waste with the touch of a button. All systems must be working correctly so that garbage trucks can operate safely and effectively.

The manufacturer of garbage truck parts is negligent if its products are defective and cause an accident. Products liability law holds that these manufacturing companies are responsible for marketing and selling products that work properly. Faulty brakes or defective lighting systems can result in devastating crashes and accidents.

There may be multiple parties responsible for the injuries that you suffered in a garbage truck accident. In this case, you want the most experienced personal injury attorney in Buffalo, New York to build a winning case. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has settled a vast number of cases for $1,000,000.00, or more, and is armed with a staff of aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York garbage truck accident attorneys that will battle large waste management companies and insurance companies on your behalf.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., a Best Law Firm of America, at 716-839-3939 to schedule a free consultation now!

Winning a Garbage Truck Case

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of garbage truck accident attorneys in Buffalo, New York will thoroughly examine all the relevant evidence related to your garbage truck accident case so that we can obtain the maximum compensation for the injuries you have suffered. We will:

  1. Examine the event data recorder, or “black box” of the truck. This will provide information about how fast the garbage truck was traveling, if it stopped abruptly and the hours it had driven the day of the incident. The black box offers crucial information that we will use to determine exactly what caused your accident, and if the driver was reckless or negligent.
  2. Consult with experts and accident reconstructionists. These professionals can help interpret key data. This will help our team of attorneys establish the circumstances that caused the accident. For example, an expert would be able to determine whether a vehicle was improperly maintained. Experts can assist in identifying the party or parties that are liable for the accident and your damages.
  3. Review employee files. We will assess if the garbage truck company was negligent in its hiring process. This includes reviewing a driver’s driving record and ensuring that a driver is properly licensed.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly rated team of Buffalo, New York garbage truck accident injury attorneys will help you obtain the best result for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. If you, or a loved one, were hit by a garbage truck, you want the most experienced and hardworking personal injury attorney in Buffalo, New York. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is a Best Lawyer of America because he aggressively represents his clients and WINS cases. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939!

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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