Garbage trucks and dump trucks are seen on a daily basis in cities such as Portsmouth and Virginia Beach, VA.
Some of the most horrendous crashes I have seen are caused by these heavy vehicles. Indeed a recent study found garbage trucks cause more injuries and deaths than any other kind of vehicle. I talk about these accidents in a new video.
Garbage trucks and dump trucks stop and start on residential streets. Even a crash at low speeds can cause serious injuries and even death.
These trucks can cause accidents due to a number of factors including:
Unsafe backing up which can hurt pedestrians or cyclists. Children are particularly vulnerable.
A driver’s failure to check his blind spot. These vehicles have plenty
Parking illegally in places that can endanger pedestrians and other road users
Fatigue on the behalf of drivers and distracted driving
If you have been injured by one of these bulky vehicles or if you have lost a loved one, call the Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077. Our Portsmouth, VA trucking accident lawyers recently wrote the book The Best Book About Virginia Trucking Accidents. Call us today for a free copy.