Garbage Truck Accidents

New York City Garbage Truck Accident Attorneys

Garbage and sanitation trucks are a constant presence throughout the five boroughs of New York City, and they are involved in many accidents. Victims include other drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and even sanitation workers themselves, and injuries are all-too-often catastrophic or fatal due to the sheer size and weight of these vehicles.

If you or a family member has been hit by a garbage truck — or any other service or industrial vehicle — your case for financial compensation may call for a law firm experienced in battling city hall or taking on corporations. At Smiley & Smiley, our efforts for accident victims since 1968 include many case successes in both areas.

In just one of numerous seven-figure injury and wrongful death recoveries, our attorneys obtained a $1.6 million structured settlement for three children left without parental guidance after a Chinatown garbage truck ran over and killed their 39-year-old mother.

Decades Of Experience In Driver, Pedestrian And Worker Accident Claims

Our track record as a family law practice fighting for families victimized in New York truck and other vehicle crashes speaks for itself. An experienced New York City garbage truck accident lawyer at our firm will respond quickly to your call involving a pedestrian injury or death, collision with a garbage truck or sanitation worker injuries. Our capabilities include:

  • Establishing the liability of a government entity such as the NYC Department of Sanitation — which requires fast action including proper filing of a notice of claim within 90 days
  • Taking action against a private waste management company or contractor responsible for negligence causing injuries or a wrongful death
  • Proving factors in your garbage truck accident that may include human error or failure to properly maintain the truck — including its backup notification system
  • Resourcefully pursuing third-party claims on behalf of workers injured or killed due to the workplace negligence of someone other than their employers

Contact A Proven NYC Garbage Truck Accident Lawyer Now

The caring, accomplished legal team at Smiley & Smiley, LLP, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reach out to our attorneys anytime for the guidance and representation you need after a serious accident. We are multilingual and conveniently located across from Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan.

Topics: Auto and Transportation Accidents