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Los Angeles Garbage Truck Accident Lawyer

Trash Truck Injury Attorney

Few people, aside from those who have been affected and some select personal injury attorneys, know that garbage trucks are involved in a significant number of accidents with cars and with pedestrians. Unfortunately, garbage truck accidents are often quite serious and even deadly. Like any large truck, a car is no match when there is a collision.

The Los Angeles garbage truck accident lawyers at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, have handled several garbage truck accident cases, in addition to hundreds of truck accident cases. We understand the unique issues at work in these types of accidents and have the skill and experience to get fair and full compensation for families who have lost a loved one to wrongful death.

If your loved one was injured or killed in a collision or back-up accident with a garbage truck, please contact the Santa Monica law office of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP. We have secured billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injured people and families who have lost a loved one.

Green, Blue or Black — The Challenges of Waste Management Trucks

Blue recycling trucks, green compost trucks and black garbage trucks are all large, unwieldy vehicles that are difficult to maneuver. Garbage truck drivers need to use particularly good judgment and care when driving such huge vehicles. Like any driver, poor training, speeding or reckless operation of the vehicle can be fatal.

  • Our firm represented the family of a woman who was killed when her car was hit by a speeding garbage truck.

Many of these trucks don't have back-up cameras so the drivers have very limited sight of cars or people behind them. This makes back-up accidents a big hazard.

  • Our firm secured a $2 million settlement for the family of an eight-year-old girl who was killed when a garbage truck backed over her.

Defective parts can also cause garbage truck accidents. Identifying and proving the existence of defective component parts are a particular strength of our firm.

To speak to a trash truck injury attorney at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, about a personal injury or wrongful death case involving a garbage, recycling or compost truck, contact our Santa Monica law office. We represent clients in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California and the entire state. We also consult with attorneys and clients nationwide.

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