Houston Garbage and Dump Truck Accident Lawyers
Large garbage and dump trucks provide major metropolitan areas a necessary public service. These disposal vehicles keep our Houston neighborhoods clean so that you and your family can enjoy a safe and sanitary community. However, garbage trucks can be a hazard on the road because of negligent driving or inadequate maintenance If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a garbage or dump truck, the Houston garbage truck accident attorneys of Williams Hart are here to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
By itself, a disposal truck weights up to 64,000 pounds and can carry an additional 24,000 pounds of trash. These road mammoths can cause horrific damage if one happens to collide with a smaller, lighter passenger vehicle. The usual result of these types of accidents is that the passenger vehicle almost always at the losing end.
While passenger vehicles are frequently involved in garbage truck accidents, distracted or reckless truck drivers can also strike pedestrians, resulting in severe injury. If you or someone you love was injured by a garbage truck in the Houston area, you may be entitled to recover damages. At Williams Hart, we have extensive experience in fighting for the victims of trucking accidents. Our team of compassionate and competent truck accident attorneys understands that the impact on your life expands beyond your injuries. Your suffering can include expensive medical bills, painful physical therapy, lost wages, and emotional distress. With Williams Hart, you do not have to face these challenges alone. We will fight get you the justice you deserve. Speak with one of our Houston-based attorneys to learn more about your rights and legal options today. You can set a free consultation on our website or call our office at (713) 352-7071.
Why Choose Williams Hart?
At Williams Hart, our caring and knowledgeable truck accident attorneys know the devastation a garbage or dump truck can cause. Whether you were a pedestrian or in a passenger vehicle, the effects of your accident can be debilitating. At Williams Hart, we will fight for your case, not only because we believe you deserve financial compensation, but also because holding those accountable for your injuries will make our Houston community safer. The skilled truck accident attorneys at Williams Hart know the obstacles trucking companies place in the way to keep you from obtaining fair compensation. Moreover, our firm has received national acclaim for representing the “little guy” against large trucking companies (and winning). We will not back down from a fight. Because of our tenacity, we have won millions of dollars for our clients. Our attorneys are standing by to help you with your case. Do not wait any longer to speak with a legal professional. Call us at (713) 352-7071 today.
How to Identify Types of Garbage Trucks
If a disposal truck injured you or a loved one, you should immediately contact a qualified truck accident attorney. We have provided a list of common disposal trucks to help you identify the type of vehicle responsible for your injuries:
- Front Loaders: Hydraulic forklift on the front of the vehicle lifts and tips the waste container into the truck’s back hopper.
- Rear Loader: Opening in the rear allows the waste collector to toss waste bags and other material into the hopper.
- Side Loaders: Waste is collected from the side of the vehicle, either manually or via a robotic claw that lifts and tips the waste container into the hopper.
- Pneumatic Collector: Collects waste in an underground holding area.
- Grapple Collector: Large robotic claw collects waste that is usually too heavy or unsafe to lift by hand.
Causes of Garbage Truck Accidents
Various factors can cause garbage truck accidents. To ensure you have the best case possible, it is important to collect the necessary information that you will likely need in court. We have provided a list of the most common causes of garbage truck accidents below:
- Failure to check blind spots
- Ignoring safety procedures while backing up
- Traffic law violations
- Overweight loads
- Overworked or fatigued drivers
- Inadequate maintenance
- Mechanical defects
If any one of these factors led to a serious injury accident, you might be eligible to take action to recover fair and just compensation for your injuries and expenses associated with the accident. It is critical to have an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side to help explain your rights and legal options, so contact us today.
Our Garbage Truck Accident Practice Areas
At Williams Hart, we know how important it can be to recover appropriate compensation following a garbage truck accident. That’s why we make it our mission to fight for those who have been the victims of:
- Garbage truck / pedestrian accidents
- Garbage truck / motorcycle accidents
- Garbage truck / bicycle accidents
- Garbage truck / car accidents
- Garbage truck wrongful death accidents
In any of the above scenarios, our attorneys can help accident victims and their families fight to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence. We have the resources and the experience to help you take action against some of the biggest garbage truck companies in the industry, including:
- Waste Management, Inc.
- Progressive Waste Solutions
- Republic Services
- AW Waste
- WCA Waste Corporation
- Waste Cost Solutions
If you or someone you love has been injured in a garbage truck accident caused by these or other companies, we want to help.
If a negligent garbage truck driver injured you or someone you love, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Proving negligence can involve thorny legal proceedings that are foreign to most people. Sometimes the party at fault is not the truck driver, but rather the trucking company. Large corporations often own garbage companies and have vast resources to throw toward a legal defense. For this reason, charging ahead on your own may become a difficult undertaking. An experienced truck accident attorney can help you navigate this uncharted legal terrain. With quality legal representation, you can level the playing field and earn the justice you deserve. Contact the garbage truck accident attorneys of Williams Hart by calling (713) 352-7071, filling out a contact form on our site, or chatting with us live today.