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What Should I Do After a Sanitation Truck Accident in New York City?

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When heavy New York City sanitation trucks hit pedestrians and people riding in smaller vehicles, the injuries are often severe. One reason these events happen so often is that garbage truck drivers usually ride high up in their cabs – making it difficult for them to see potential victims due to all their “blind spots.” If you or a close family member have recently been injured in this type of collision, be sure to quickly take each of the steps described below. They can help you heal quicker and protect all your legal rights. One key step involves immediately contacting our...

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What Should I do After A Truck Accident In NYC

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Each day, countless box trucks, tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and garbage trucks travel alongside New York City’s pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and other motor vehicles. Although serious accidents frequently occur on congested, inner-city streets – many of these dangerous events also regularly on all the various freeways. When people are hit by the larger commercial trucks, they often suffer permanent disabilities or lose their lives. When you find yourself in one of these accidents, there are key steps you should take to obtain the full medical care and treatment you need, while fully protecting your legal rights. While some of the suggested steps...

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New York City Truck Accident Lawyer

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At Frekhtman & Associates, our New York City truck accident lawyers offer experienced representation for clients involved in an accident involving a truck. These accidents involve garbage trucks, jackknife truck incidents, bucket trucks, and 18-wheelers. The trucking insurance companies have their own defense lawyers working hard to protect their interests. A timely investigation is crucial so that witnesses can be identified, witness statements obtained, and photos of the damage to the vehicles, points of impact, and location of the accident can be taken. In some circumstances, it is advisable to hire experts in the field of accident reconstruction or the trucking...

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Sanitation Worker Line of Duty Injuries

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Sanitation workers in NYC serve a vital role in the health and welfare of the five boroughs as they collect trash in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. Unfortunately, these hard-working City employees are exposed to the daily dangers of the job which put their safety at risk. The City of New York Department of Sanitation (“DSNY”) employs many hard-working employees including garbage truck drivers, laborers, machinists, garbage collectors, and others. Sanitation workers can be injured in the line of duty for the City of New York. They often sustain serious personal injuries in the course of their daily employment. Our firm...

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New York City Garbage Truck Accidents Remain Deadly

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Too many accidents involving New York City garbage trucks end badly, even when no one dies. This remains true since many of these large sanitation trucks weigh about 72,000 pounds. Pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists -- and even passenger vehicle occupants -- rarely escape major injuries after being hit by one of these massive vehicles. Even smaller garbage trucks weighing between 50,000 and 60,000 pounds often wield deadly force when they hit the average American passenger car that weighs between about 2,600 and 4,400 pounds. One of the most tragic New York City garbage truck accidents to occur during recent years happened in...

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NYC Sanitation Truck Accident Law Firm

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Back in November of 2019, the NYPD began cracking down harder on all private company garbage truck drivers since they’re causing far too many deadly accidents. During the past several years, over 20 people have died due to these careless drivers. However, many NYC sanitation truck drivers are also recklessly endangering public safety. Accident reports reveal that garbage trucks are often driven too fast, down the wrong side of the road or too close to pedestrians and bicyclists. During one week of the crackdown, the NYPD wrote over 500 tickets for moving violations and issued 555 criminal court summons. Many of...

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Garbage Truck Accidents

In New York City as in other parts of NY State and across the country, garbage collection is much needed to maintain a clean and healthy community but can also endanger the safety of garbage truck drivers and the public. Sanitation workers face dangers inherent in their jobs. In fact, sanitation workers and other jobs in waste management face the threat of injury or even death on a daily basis and are statistically ranked in the ten most dangerous jobs in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics issued a report which listed garbage truck workers as the seventh most...

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