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What Happens If You Get Injured In a Garbage Truck Accident

Picture this: you’re on your way to work and happen to be behind a garbage truck. Instead of staying behind the truck, you decide to go around it (legally). Once you’re safely in the lane, and now in front of the garbage truck, you slowly approach a red light. As you begin to apply the brakes, the garbage truck behind you does not (till the last minute) — and crashes into the back of your vehicle. If you or a loved one have found yourselves in this situation, or any garbage truck-related incident, then here’s what you need to know.

Did You Sustain An Injury?

First and foremost, it’s always important to note if you sustained an injury due to the accident. While some injuries might be present at the scene of the accident — some injuries don’t appear until the next day. Regardless of how you feel, it’s always important to get evaluated by a medical professional after your accident. This will eliminate any guessing and you’ll definitely know if you have any present or lingering pain/injuries caused by the accident.

Who Is Held Liable?

If you sustained an injury due to a garbage truck accident and plan on taking legal action, it’s pertinent to see who is held liable for the accident. Of course, it’s the driver of the initial garbage truck — but who does that driver work for? Unlike a traditional vehicular accident, sanitation trucks can either be privately owned or through the city/town. Regardless of who owns the truck, it’s important to find out who the driver works for — since that will be the party you plan on seeking legal action against.

Where Do You Go From Here?

With the help of your personal injury attorney, you’ll then be able to take proper legal action against the private entity or city/town. When you hire the offices of Levine and Wiss, PLLC on your side, we’ll be able to help you secure the compensation you rightfully deserve in a timely manner.

Have you or a loved one sustained injuries from a garbage truck-related accident? Look no further than the offices of Levine and Wiss. Our attorneys have over 80 years of combined experience in helping our clients get the compensation and medical coverage that they are entitled to.

Contact usat 1.888.GOT.HURT to schedule a FREE consultation today. Our lines are always open!