We are Experienced Garbage Truck Accident Attorneys
A garbage truck, also known as a waste collection vehicle (WCV), is a truck designed to pick up waste and haul it to landfills and/or recycling or treatment facilities.
We see these trucks on the roads and in our neighborhoods regularly. Unfortunately, if a garbage truck is involved in an accident with a car, motorcycle, or someone on foot, the consequences can be very serious and even fatal. The garbage truck accident and injury attorneys of Munley Law have more than 50 years of experience dealing with garbage truck companies and their insurance companies on behalf of accident victims across Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.
Munley Law partner Marion Munley is the chair-elect of the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group, comprised of the nation’s top truck accident lawyers. And, Daniel W. Munley previously served as chair of that group. We have devoted years of practice to trucking cases and have won may large cases involving garbage trucks, including a $6.5 million settlement for the driver of a car involved in an accident with a garbage truck. Our truck accident lawyers have won millions of dollars in settlements and trial verdicts, including numerous multi-million-dollar cases. For a list of some of our trucking accident settlement and verdicts, please visit the main Trucking Law page of our website.
We Are Ready to Help You with your Garbage Truck Accident Case Today
Our staff includes our highly credentialed and award winning lawyers, paralegals and other professionals who are specially trained to assist in the investigation, development, negotiation and trials of garbage truck accident cases. Our law firm works as a team and so you will have the benefit of having many of our lawyers work on and evaluate your case. We have worked hard for our clients and are considered among the Best Lawyers in America. We have developed a unique specialty in trucking law and in garbage truck cases. We can help you figure out how to pay your medical bills and recover for your lost wages, pain and suffering, wrongful death and other damages. We know the best experts, to help us work on your cases and bring you the justice you deserve. Our case evaluations are FREE and we do not collect a fee unless we win your case.
Call our Garbage Truck Lawsuit Experts Today
If you have been involved in an accident with a Garbage truck, please call us today. We are ready to help you and put our years of experience to work for you. Call us at (855) 866-5529 or use on online contact form or click on our Chat Now button to chat with a representative immediately to discuss your garbage truck accident case. Remember, the garbage trucking companies work fast, and so should you. Call now so we can help preserve evidence and give you the best chance of getting the recovery you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Garbage Truck Accidents
Q: If I am hit by a garbage truck, can I sue?
A: If you have been injured by a garbage truck while driving your car, riding your bike, or while walking, you may be able to sue for your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The at-fault party may include the truck driver, the driver’s employer, the truck company, or an insurance company. Because every case is different, it is best to speak with an attorney about the specific details of your situation in order to decide the best course of action. We understand that this is difficult, which is why we offer free consultations. So, you risk nothing by coming to speak with one of our car and truck accident lawyers who will answer your questions and guide you through the process.
Q: How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a garbage truck accident?
A: In Pennsylvania, and in most states, the the statute of limitations to file a lawsuit is two years from the date of the accident. However, the sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can get to work. It is always to your benefit to speak with an attorney at our office as soon as you are able to. There will be crucial evidence, witness statements, and information at the scene of the accident that can be lost or destroyed with time. The garbage truck company and their insurance carrier will have conduct their own investigation following the accident, so it is important that you have someone on your side who will do the same.
Q: What should I do if I am in an accident with a garbage truck?
A: Immediately after an accident, here are the things you need to do:
- It is important that you seek medical attention, even if your injuries seem minor. Because a car accident or truck accident will often cause a rush of adrenaline in your body, it may be days before you begin to feel pain.
- If you are physically able, get the names, addresses, and phone numbers of all parties involved at the scene of the accident, including any witnesses. Get the names and badge numbers of any police officers who report to the scene as well.
- Take photos of the accident, the vehicles involved, the surrounding area, and any physical injuries you can document. A cell phone is a valuable tool!
- Report the accident to YOUR insurance company; do not give a statement to the other party’s insurance company until you have consulted with a lawyer
*Important next steps:
- Obtain a copy of the police report
- Keep a record of all expenses incurred, including lost wages, time off from work, medical expenses, travel expenses, and all other costs related to your injuries and the accident
- Keep a detailed record of your doctor visits and medical treatment
Q: How much will it cost to hire an attorney after a garbage truck accident?
A: At Munley Law, we are well aware of the financial toll caused by a car accident, truck accident, or pedestrian accident involving a garbage truck. That is why we do not collect any fees unless we win your case. Instead, we simply take a fraction of the final settlement or verdict amount.