Without garbage trucks, our streets would be dirty, the environment would be in worse condition, and disease would run rampant. However, these vehicles are especially prone to accidents. As a result, it is important to know how garbage truck accidents occur and what to do in the event of an injury. Read on to learn more about garbage truck accidents in New Jersey.
The majority of garbage truck accidents are a result of:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving while fatigued
- Ignoring the rules of the road
- Dumping waste that hits another vehicle or person
- Falling objects from the truck
- Hazardous waste spill
- Inadequate vehicle maintenance
- Lack of training
Fulfilling the burden of proof:
If you were injured in a garbage truck accident due to another party’s negligence, you may be eligible to recover compensation. This is because an accident can result in serious physical, emotional, and financial burdens and compensation may help ease these burdens. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to fulfill the burden of proof. This involves providing proof that your accident was a direct result of another party’s negligence. The best way to obtain this evidence is by working with an experienced personal injury attorney.
New Jersey’s statute of limitations:
In order to recover compensation, you will have to file your claim on time. This is because of a deadline known as a statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve in order to heal.
If you have been injured in a garbage truck accident, our firm will fight for you. Reach out today to discuss your case with a skilled and dedicated personal injury attorney.
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If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. for a free consultation today.