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Commercial trucks already pose a serious risk of catastrophic injury when they are involved in accidents with others on the road. However, accidents involving hazardous waste trucks or garbage trucks have their own unique dangers. If hazardous or toxic materials or substances are spilled onto the road, it can cause significant property damage and lead to potentially life-threatening secondary injuries beyond those from just the collision. Hazardous waste and garbage truck accidents can arise due to truck operator negligence or the negligent or reckless decision of the trucking or waste hauling company.
If you’ve been injured by a hazardous waste or garbage truck accident, the personal injury attorneys of Drazin & Warshaw, P.C. can help. For more than seventy years, our firm has worked to advocate for the rights and interests of injured victims of truck accidents across New Jersey. Our attorneys have the expertise to work through the complications that can arise in truck accidents, especially ones involving hazardous waste or garbage trucks where cargo spills can result in personal injury beyond the physical trauma inflicted by a vehicle collision. We have extensive experience handling the medical aspects of injury cases and in showing how our clients’ injuries resulted from an accident. We also work with experts in fields such as accident reconstruction, engineering, and trucking safety to help us persuasively explain how the trucking operators’ actions and omissions led to the accident and to your injuries. With our firm’s reputation and track record of successful results obtained on behalf of clients, opposing parties will know that we won’t back down until we’ve gotten you the financial compensation you deserve.
Contact our firm today for a free case evaluation with our legal team to discuss how we can help you recover fair and full compensation after you’ve been injured through no fault of your own in a hazardous waste/garbage truck accident.
Transportation of hazardous materials is heavily regulated under state and federal environmental laws and by the regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Failing to follow these laws and regulations, along with regulations generally governing the trucking industry or traffic laws, can easily lead to a serious accident. Some of the most common causes of hazardous waste & garbage truck accidents include:
Investigating the causes and responsible parties in a hazardous waste or garbage truck accident is often a complex matter. The attorneys of Drazin & Warshaw have the experience and resources to ensure that we can build a strong, persuasive case for the other party’s fault for the accident and for your injuries.
After you’ve been harmed by a hazardous waste or garbage truck accident, you don’t have to face the trucking companies and their insurers alone to try to recover compensation for your injuries and losses. Drazin & Warshaw will fight on your behalf to secure fair and full compensation for you if you’ve been injured by a truck operator’s negligence. Thoroughly pursuing a truck accident claim, especially one involving a hazardous waste or garbage truck, can be incredibly complex and time-consuming. Let our attorneys handle all the difficult work of investigating the accident, determining who was at fault, filing insurance and legal claims, and aggressively pursuing a negotiated settlement or a favorable judgment in court. That way, you can focus your time and energy on what’s most important — your physical and emotional recovery from the accident and getting back to your regular life. And with Drazin & Warshaw, you can rest assured that you have effective legal representation without needing to worry about upfront fees — we get paid only when we win compensation for you, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us about your case.
When you’ve been injured in an accident with a hazardous waste or garbage truck in New Jersey through no fault of your own, contact Drazin & Warshaw today for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys to discuss your legal rights and options for pursuing maximum compensation from those responsible for your injuries and losses.
If the hazardous waste or garbage truck that caused the accident that injured you is owned and operated by a municipality or by the state government, if you decide to file a claim against the government you must provide the appropriate public agency with notice of your claim within 90 days of the accident. Failing to provide timely notice or to seek leave of course to file an untimely notice can lead to the rejection of your claim or dismissal of a lawsuit from the court.
It depends. Many municipalities contract with private companies to perform garbage and waste collection services. When a municipality has such an arrangement, your claim will likely have to be brought against the waste collection company rather than the municipality. This is because independent contractors are liable for their own negligence; a party that hires the contractor is generally not responsible for the contractor’s negligent acts or omissions.