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Garbage Truck Accident Attorney in Indianapolis

Other than making sure the trash is out for pickup and being woken up in the morning, we don't give a second thought to garbage trucks.

It is just a necessary part of everyday life. But garbage truck workers make mistakes like everyone else.

Garbage truck accidents cause significant physical, psychological, and financial injuries. Those affected feel overwhelmed. Jill Bracken-Emerson and JR Emerson are dedicated to fighting for the rights of garbage truck accident victims in Indianapolis and throughout Indiana.

While each case is unique, we have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We have been recognized by a number of legal groups, including being named among the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Plaintiff's Attorneys in Indiana.

We would love the opportunity to earn your trust. If you or a family member has been injured in a garbage truck accident in Indianapolis, please get in touch with our personal injury attorneyfor a free consultation. If you retain our office, you will only be charged a fee if we win your case.

Garbage Truck Accidents Are No Laughing Matter

It is easy to stand at your window and watch the garbage truck empty your trash cans and move on own the road. We really don't think much about it. Garbage trucks are bulky and slow, but hey are extremely dangerous to both drivers and pedestrians. The Solid Waste Association of North America reported in 2019 that there had been an increase in fatalities due to garbage truck accidents.

Garbage is big business. Nationally recognized Fortune 500 companies own many garbage trucks with their own highly skilled attorneys to protect the company's interests.

Our attorneys have experience negotiating with lawyers from the country's largest insurance companies.

Why Do Garbage Truck Accidents Occur:

Garbage Trucks:

  • Are huge and powerful;
  • Start working in the morning before sunrise
  • Stop often and without warning
  • Operate in heavily populated areas, both cities and suburbs
  • Often drive on the wrong side of the road
  • Blind spots where the driver cannot see
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Poor Visibility
  • Mechanical Failures
  • Distracted Driving
  • Improper Training
  • Need a wide arc to turn
  • Rushing to finish the day

How to Win a Garbage Truck Accident In Indiana?

To win a garbage truck accident in Indiana, you must prove negligence, which involves demonstrating the garbage truck driver owed you a "duty of care" and breached that duty, with evidence showing a direct link between the driver's actions and the accident. You must also prove the damages you suffered as a result of the accident, such as:

  • medical expenses
  • lost wages
  • property damage
  • pain and suffering

Evidence crucial to proving negligence would include:

  • photographs of the accident
  • photographs of the area
  • photographs of injuries
  • witness information/statements
  • preserve the vehicles for later inspection
    • What Types of Negligence Causes a Garbage Truck Accident?

      Garbage truck drivers and their employers can be held liable for causing you harm if:

      • The truck's hazard lights, mirror, and backup warning were not working
      • The driver was drunk, drugged, or distracted
      • The driver was not trained appropriately
      • The truck was not inspected
      • The truck was in disrepair

      What Types of Injuries Occur in a Garbage Truck Accident?

      Our Indianapolis Garbage Truck Accident Lawyers are rated among some of the best accident attorneys in Indiana and have experience recovering:

      • Medical expenses
      • Rehabilitation expenses
      • Lost wages
      • Future earnings
      • Pain and suffering

      Emerson Law Will Lead You in the Right Direction

      If you have been injured by a garbage truck, you and your family are going through a tough time. We want to help you through this tragic situation. Jill and JR are only a phone call away. We would like to see if we can help you move forward.

      Call us today at (317) 969-8000 for a free initial consultation.

We’re Here to Help You!

We are available by phone 24/7 to discuss your case, and we make it a priority to answer all of your questions as soon as possible.

(317) 969-8000

What Our Clients Say

Very professional and knowledgeable, and fighter when needed.”
- Tyler Height, Emerson Law Client
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JR is a problem solver, he works well with people and is very comfortable in court. My ex and I are decent friends and JR made this a very easy thing for us. I hope you the same! Glad I chose JR, couldn't have imagined this going any smoother than this!”
- Amanda, Emerson Law Client
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