Manhattan Garbage Truck Accident Lawyers

Injured in an accident with an NYC Sanitation Truck?

Although garbage trucks may seem too slow to be a threat, they actually pose significant dangers to pedestrians, bicyclists and even the sanitation workers themselves. According to a report by Right of Way, a pedestrian safety group, garbage trucks are responsible for more pedestrian and cyclist fatalities per 100 million miles than any other type of vehicle. Private garbage carters have an even higher rate of fatal accidents than do city garbage trucks.

If you or someone you love was injured or killed by a garbage truck anywhere in New York, turn to Block O'Toole & Murphy. As one of the state's premier personal injury law firms, we have obtained more than $1 billion* for our clients. In one recent case, we obtained a $5,000,000 settlement for the family of a woman killed by a garbage truck that jumped the curb. In another case, we obtained a $3,000,000 settlement for a 78-year-old woman who was struck by a New York City garbage truck while riding a motorized scooter.

To learn more about our results or to discuss your case, call our NYC attorneys at 212-736-5300 to schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation.  You may also complete our online contact form to get started.

Examples of Potential Negligence in Garbage Truck Accidents

Because sanitation trucks spend most of their time in residential neighborhoods, they are in constant proximity to pedestrians and cyclists in crosswalks, on sidewalks, in driveways and elsewhere. Their significant size and lack of maneuverability can pose challenges enough, but when negligence is involved, the risk of injury increases exponentially.

Our New York garbage truck accident attorneys handle all types of negligence-related cases. Examples may include:

  • Failure to look before backing up or turning
  • Driving in the wrong lane
  • Falling objects or waste from the back of the truck
  • Poor vehicle design or inadequate maintenance
  • Overly fatigued drivers
  • Distracted drivers on cellphones
  • Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Oversized loads
  • Failure to stop at stop signs or lights

Consult a Sanitation Truck Accident Attorney Serving New York

Were you seriously or catastrophically injured in a New York City garbage truck accident? If so, do not hesitate to request a FREE case evaluation from the experienced personal injury lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy. Call us at 212-736-5300, or contact us online today. Serving Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, The Bronx, Brooklyn and all of NYC and New York State.

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*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.