Frustration is building among residents in South Florida as falling debris is left behind by garbage truck drivers. People are fed up with debris left behind by hurricane Irma since these piles have been around for a while. Although garbage trucks are supposed to remove waste from our homes, sometimes they leave debris behind, which can be dangerous for other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
Injuries caused by garbage trucks can be severe, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident. Whether the truck was owned by a private company or individual, you should contact a Miami car accident attorney to investigate the circumstances leading to the accident and obtain fair compensation for all your losses and injuries sustained during the accident.
Garbage trucks can weigh more than 40,000 pounds. They are built this way to handle all types of trash. These large vehicles have many moving parts, which may pose a risk too for other drivers or pedestrians walking by. They have blind spots that make it difficult to see behind and on the sides. Also, they drive around residential areas, which is where most vehicles accidents occur. It is particularly dangerous for children who may be playing near these areas during garbage collection. Children are unaware of how dangerous these large vehicles could be. This is why it is important parents supervise them at all times.
Most truck accidents are caused by falling debris, expected stops, and rear-end collisions. Other common causes of these accidents include:
Sometimes trucking companies hire aggressive legal representation to reduce the amount of compensation the victim receives. There are also various insurance carriers involved, which may complicate your case further. The law allows you to seek recovery after a vehicle accident. The main purpose is to place you where you used to be before the accident. A person who has been injured in a vehicle accident can seek a settlement by suing for all his or her accident-related losses.
In addition to the damages injured victims receive, their families may also seek compensation for loss of care and companionship. Punitive damages may be available in cases involving an individual or company that acted with the intention to cause harm. However, some insurance companies may not cover punitive damages.
Many injuries can occur due to garbage truck accidents, therefore, you need to protect yourself and your family. If you want to increase your chances of obtaining fair compensation in a vehicle accident case, talk to a Miami car accident attorney and learn what to do after one of these devastating accident. We have decades of experience representing vehicle accident victims in South Florida and we are here to help you!