Garbage Truck Accident Information

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Doner on Feb 19, 2013 in Truck Accidents

Any type of large commercial truck traveling the Florida roads and highways presents a potential hazard to all other vehicles on the roadway. The enormity of these semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, UPS trucks, or even garbage trucks places other vehicles at risk of being vulnerable in the event of a collision. Due to the sheer size and weight of these commercial trucks, accidents with them are generally associated with serious injuries and property damages.

Florida waste management companies play a significant role throughout the state. The responsibility of taking care of disposing all waste materials in the state is immense and the operators of these waste disposal trucks must take their job seriously. Sadly, however, Florida has seen quite a few waste disposal Truck accidents in the last several years, causing a number of different injuries.

Waste disposal truck accidents present a danger to other motorists on the roads. The majority of waste disposal truck accidents occur in neighborhood and close to people’s homes. Unfortunately, this places many people in danger, even when the garbage truck is moving at slow speeds. If you or a loved one has been involved in a waste disposal truck crash, Gordon & Doner is prepared to fight for your fair compensation.

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Causes of Waste Disposal Truck Accidents

Whether you live in Pembroke Pines, Stuart, or Palm Beach Gardens, waste disposal trucks play a significant role in your day to day life. The ability to place garbage at the end of the driveway in the morning with the comfort in knowing that it will be disposed of properly is important. Sadly, these large trucks are often unable to see or maneuver in the manner that other vehicles are able and, as a result, present a true danger to Florida residents.

Combining an impaired visibility and maneuvering ability with the weight and size of a typical garbage truck creates a potential damaging situation. The following are some of the most common causes of waste disposal truck accidents:

  • Oversized loads

  • Large blind spots

  • Inability to stop suddenly

  • Negligent truck drivers

  • Inadequate truck maintenance

  • Driver fatigue

  • Driver distraction

  • Low driver visibility

  • Fails to follow traffic signage

  • Faulty back-up alarms

  • Auto parts malfunction

While there are a number of additional causes of waste disposal truck accidents, the above causes are the most prevalent in the state of Florida. While some crashes are certainly unavoidable, being aware of the most frequent causes will help parents to warn their children of potential dangers. For example, children should be taught to avoid being in close proximity to any garbage truck due to their limited visibility on the roadways. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a truck collision, contact Gordon & Doner at your earliest convenience.

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Garbage Truck Crash Injuries

Sadly, many garbage truck collisions result in severe injuries to those involved. As large vehicles moving around in typically small spaces, it is often difficult for these trucks to maintain visibility or to stop suddenly. Therefore, those who get in the way of a waste disposal vehicle are subject to serious injury. In the most severe cases, a truck rollover, injuries are often deadly.

The following are some of the most common injuries associated with waste disposal truck accidents:

  • Burns

  • Lacerations

  • Broken Bones

  • Back and Neck Injury

  • Eye Damage

  • Brain Injury

  • Skull Fracture

  • Spinal Cord Damage

  • Death

If you or a loved one has experienced any injury following a truck collision, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Contact our offices today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Contact an Experienced Florida Truck Attorney

With offices in Stuart, Palm Beach Gardens, and Pembroke Pines, Gordon & Doner has proudly served the entire state of Florida for many years. In our time providing professional legal services to Florida residents, our personal injury attorneys have learned the ins and outs truck accident law, one of the most complex areas of practice. Therefore, we understand what it takes to achieve adequate compensation for the accident victims that we represent.

If you or a loved one has suffered damages after being involved in a garbage truck accident, Gordon & Doner is prepared to take on your case today. We combine our years of experience with our truck accident knowledge to craft a winning case.

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