Sanitary professionals provide a vital service to society. However, driving dangerously is never part of their job description. Like all drivers, garbage truck operators must adhere strictly to road rules.
If you believe a garbage truck driver may be at fault for your damages or injuries, a lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine may be able to help you recover financial compensation.
People who were hit by a garbage truck may have the courts award them compensation to cover their damages, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost future income
- Pain and suffering
The Jacksonville garbage truck lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine may help manage your claim for damages stemming from the accident and represent you legally to pursue what you are entitled to collect. Give us a call at 1-800-747-3733 to get started on your case.
Garbage Truck Accidents Can Cause Serious Injury
If a person gets injured in a garbage truck accident, they may be able to receive financial compensation at the expense of the legally responsible party. If the driver who hit you was at fault and was also working at the time of the accident, the driver’s employer may also be held liable.
The shock of an accident can mask serious, underlying injury symptoms. The Mayo Clinic lists whiplash or neck injuries as a common type of injury caused by vehicle accidents that may take days to develop. Other injuries that may surface days or weeks after a garbage truck accident include:
- Nerve damage
- Organ failure
Garbage trucks are vastly heavier and larger than a typical car, so any garbage truck collision with an average-sized automobile (or a cyclist or pedestrian) is potentially very serious. Jacksonville garbage truck lawyers can offer several services to potential clients. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today for a free consultation at 1-800-747-3733.
Garbage truck drivers are usually well-trained, but they are still human. Everyone makes mistakes, but accountability is always key. There are mechanisms in place to make sure that the insurance company will pay out, not the garbage truck driver.
Different factors can increase the risk of having a Jacksonville truck accident:
- Impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Faulty equipment
- Sub-par maintenance of vehicles, including not fixing a broken reverse-alarm
- A driver with a history of complaints against them
Each factor may require a different legal strategy. For example, faulty parts imply a different problem than aggressive driving. The legal team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine may hear your questions, collect evidence on your behalf, and advise you as to how to solidify your claim of injury.
There Is Limited Time to Act on a Personal Injury Claim
According to the 2019 Florida Statutes § 95.11, the time an injured party has to file a claim in Florida is limited. Florida has complex personal injury laws, which is why many Floridians choose to hire an attorney to represent them in court. In the end, evidence does not typically last for months in the field, so you may want to hire an attorney right away so that your legal team can begin collecting evidence.
If you were involved in a garbage truck crash, the Jacksonville garbage truck lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine may be able to help you. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733.
We Can Help.