Atlanta Garbage Truck Accident Attorney Near Me

At MG Law, our Atlanta garbage truck accident lawyers are committed to providing reliable, top-quality legal advocacy to injured victims. We are devoted to getting clients justice and maximum financial compensation. You deserve personalized guidance and support. If you or your loved one was injured in a garbage truck accident, we are ready to help. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Atlanta truck accident attorney, please reach out to our Atlanta law office today. 

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Why Do Garbage Truck Accidents Occur?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that 1,400 people are injured and 100 are killed in garbage/refuse truck accidents each year. As garbage trucks typically operate on residential roads, these accidents disproportionately happen in neighborhoods. When proper safety precautions are not taken, garbage trucks pose a serious risk to the public. Some of the most common reasons why garbage trucks happen in Atlanta include: 

  • Frequent and abrupt stops by garbage trucks;
  • Garbage truck operators failing to use turn signals; 
  • Reckless or careless conduct by garbage truck drivers; 
  • Driving on the wrong side to facilitate trash collection; 
  • Intoxicated driving
  • Defective reverse signals; and
  • Poor vehicle maintenance. 

Due to their frequent stops, poor maneuverability, and the often rushed manner in which they collect trash, garbage trucks also pose a heightened risk to pedestrians and bicyclists. If you or your loved one was injured in a pedestrian collision or bicycle collision, our Atlanta garbage truck accident lawyers can help. 

Garbage Truck Accident Liability In Georgia

Garbage truck operators have a legal responsibility to carry out their duties in a reasonably safe manner. Under Georgia law, negligence is defined as the failure to exercise due care. It could be anything from a garbage truck driving backing up without looking to a trash collection company failing to properly train its employees. 

Both private and public trash collectors can be held liable for accidents caused by their negligence. Though, there may be some unique challenges in pursuing a claim against a government entity. For example, you may have less time to bring a legal claim. 

Every garbage truck accident requires a comprehensive investigation to determine exactly what happened. Our Atlanta, GA accident lawyers are proactive: We will conduct an immediate investigation of the collision, ensuring that all relevant evidence is secured.

You Deserve Full Financial Compensation

In Georgia, injured victims can seek compensation for both economic and non-economic losses. Unfortunately, defendants and insurance companies never make the claims process easy on people. They are focused on resolving claims for the lowest settlement amount possible. At MG Law, our Atlanta garbage truck accident attorneys can help you maximize your compensation. Depending on the nature and severity of your truck accident injures, you may be eligible to recover money damages for: 

  • Emergency medical treatment; 
  • Medical bills and related expenses;
  • Rehabilitative care;
  • Mental health counseling; 
  • Loss of current and future wages;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Disfigurement;
  • Permanent physical impairment; and
  • Wrongful death

Why Hire The Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyers At MG Law

Garbage truck accident claims are complex. Whether a public or private garbage truck caused your accident, you need a skilled advocate in your corner. Above all else, our firm is dedicated to pursuing justice. With a proven track record of success, we will stop at nothing to get you the best possible results. Among other things, our Atlanta garbage truck accident attorneys are prepared to: 

  • Conduct a free, in-depth review of your crash; 
  • Answer your questions and explain your legal options;
  • Organize evidence, including police reports, photographs, witness statements, and medical records; 
  • Handle all correspondence with the defendant/insurance company; and
  • Build a customized legal strategy focused on obtaining justice and compensation. 

If you are worried about the cost of hiring a truck accident lawyer, you are certainly not alone. The good news is that you can always afford to hire a top-rated garbage truck accident lawyer. At MG Law, we represent clients on contingency—you pay nothing until we win or settle your personal injury case. 

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Call Our Atlanta Garbage Truck Accident Attorneys For Immediate Help

At MG Law, our Atlanta garbage truck accident lawyers are aggressive, results-focused advocates for injured victims. If you or your loved one was injured in a garbage truck accident, we can help. To set up a free, no-obligation review of your personal injury claim, please contact us today. We represent truck accident victims in Atlanta and throughout the surrounding communities in ‎Fulton‎ County and ‎DeKalb County. 

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MG Law is dedicated to the cause of justice. This dedication drives our attorneys to provide the best legal representation possible. Whether that means obtaining an in-depth understanding of city ordinances or being able to fully understand an insurance policy to maximize the recovery for our client, our focus on personal injury cases provides us with the knowledge and focus necessary to take on all types of cases and win. We stop at nothing to get our clients the best possible results.

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At the law offices of MG Law, our attorneys only practice injury law, which means that we are devoted to being up to date on all matters of personal injury laws, rules, and regulations. Our attorneys have been awarded the prestigious National Trial Lawyers, 40 Under 40, and Top 100 Trial Lawyers awards. We have a 10/10 rating on Avvo and are rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

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