Brooklyn Garbage Truck Accident Lawyers

Millions of Dollars Recovered for Clients in Brooklyn

Garbage truck accidents are more common than many people realize. When sanitation truck accidents happen, they often result in catastrophic damage and injuries. In some cases, these wrecks can even claim lives. Most sanitation workers have years of experience driving garbage trucks. However, even with experience, mistakes do happen. Unfortunately, when they do, injury victims and their families are often the ones who pay.

At Koenigsberg & Associates, we have over 25 years of experience fighting for injury victims and their families in Brooklyn and throughout New York City. We have successfully handled thousands of cases. Our personal injury attorneys know what it takes to make sure those responsible for injury victims’ pain and suffering are held accountable.

Need help following a garbage truck accident? Call us at (718) 690-3132 or contact us online today for a free consultation with our experienced garbage truck accident lawyers in Brooklyn.

Common Causes of Garbage Truck Accidents in New York

There are several reasons that a garbage truck accident can occur. A few of the most common causes of garbage truck accidents include the following:

  • Inadequately maintained garbage trucks
  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Failing to check mirrors before turning or reversing
  • Not yielding the right of way
  • Running stop signs or stop lights
  • Objects falling from the garbage truck
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving in the wrong direction or in the incorrect lane

Who Is at Fault for Garage Truck Accidents?

Just as garbage truck accidents can happen for several reasons, there can be a wide range of individuals and entities who can be held responsible for sanitation truck wrecks, including but not limited to the following:

  • Sanitation Workers – Sanitation workers can make mistakes just like any other driver. However, due to the size of garbage trucks, their driver errors can sometimes have more devastating consequences than accidents caused by drivers of passenger vehicles. Common driver errors that sanitation workers can make include speeding, reckless driving, fatigued driving, drunk or drugged driving, and distracted driving. If a sanitation worker is at fault for a garbage truck accident, they can be held liable for victims’ injuries.
  • Sanitation Companies – Only properly maintained garbage trucks should be on the road. Sanitation companies are responsible for keeping their trucks well-maintained. If they don’t keep their vehicles in good condition, and that mistake leads to a wreck, they could be held liable for victims’ injuries.
  • Manufacturers – If a garbage truck accident is the result of product liability, such as defective tires or brakes, then the parts or vehicle manufacturer could be held responsible for the wreck and resulting injuries or deaths.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Experienced Brooklyn Garbage Truck Accident Lawyers

If you or someone you love was the victim of a garbage truck accident in New York, our experienced sanitation truck accident attorneys at Koenigsberg & Associates can help. Protecting our clients’ rights is always our top priority. We will fight to ensure that those at fault for your accident and injuries are brought to justice and that you’re awarded the compensation you need and deserve, including money for current and future medical costs, loss of income, funeral expenses, and more.

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For more information about sanitation truck accidents, or to speak with our experienced garbage truck accident attorneys in Brooklyn about your situation, give us a call at (718) 690-3132 or reach out to us online today for a free, no-obligation consultation.