Garbage truck accidents can happen to anyone anywhere on the streets and they can result in serious injury or death. If injured, the injuries can last for a lifetime, as garbage trucks are large vehicles that can easily crush those smaller than them. Any individuals inside could sustain a wide range of short-term or long-term injuries.
If you have been injured or a loved one was killed in a garbage truck accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence, you may have a personal injury or wrongful death claim against that party. With the representation of an experienced Mankato personal injury attorney, you can pursue the responsible party for compensation needed for lost wages from missed work, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
Experienced And Skilled Injury Representation
When a person is injured in a garbage truck accident, there are a number of injuries that can result. Those injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage
- Damage to internal organs
- Paralysis or permanent disability
- Brain damage, resulting in speech, vision, and motor skill difficulties
- Back injuries
The list of possible injuries is quite extensive. As for the causes, they are many. Perhaps the alley or road was too narrow for the garbage truck or the driver of the truck was driving erratically. Objects can also fall from the back of a garbage truck, causing a traffic accident. Another possibility is mechanical failure due to defective parts or poor maintenance. Whatever the reason, it is the right of the victim or their family to pursue the responsible party or parties for compensation.
Thorough Accident Investigation
At Farrish Johnson Law Office, our Southern Minnesota personal injury attorneys thoroughly investigate the cause of accidents. This is necessary to reveal all of the evidence that shows who was responsible for the accident and why. It is possible that more than one party can be named in the lawsuit, which means each can be required to pay compensation for the damages done to you. The goal is for the monetary settlement or jury award to be enough to pay living expenses, medical costs, and other expenses that were incurred because of their negligence. You didn’t ask to get hurt, so you shouldn’t have to pay the financial consequences in addition to the physical and emotional consequences.
Contact A Mankato Personal Injury Lawyer
Garbage truck accidents can be deadly or can cause serious injury that lasts for a lifetime. If you or a loved one has fallen victim in a garbage truck accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, it is your right to pursue that party with the help of your personal injury attorney. At Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD, we aggressively pursue the compensation that you need for medical expenses, lost wages, and other applicable expenses. To learn more, call us at 507-625-2525 to schedule a free consultation.