California Garbage Truck/Disposal Truck Accidents
Garbage trucks kill more pedestrians and cyclists per 100 million miles driven than any other vehicle on the road! Part of this recent study has shown that these trucks do not travel too many miles, but spend the majority of their time in neighborhoods where the risk ratio is increased significantly.
The drivers of garbage trucks are not relieved of their duty to drive with care although certain provisions of the Vehicle Code do not apply to them. For example, garbage trucks are allowed to drive on the opposite side of the road, but only if the front and rear turn signal lights at each side are being flashed simultaneously along with other operational safeguards in place.
Further, there are certain provisions that do not apply when these trucks are driving to and from work. Hence, if you or someone you love has been injured in a garbage truck accident in the state of California, particularly the North Bay area, please contact Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC today for a free and confidential consultation. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain from this confidential meeting with our team of attorneys. Contact us today and speak to Mr. Fiumara, or one of our other qualified trucking accident attorneys. Please remember the consultation is free and you don’t pay anything until your case is settled. Please call us on our toll-free number, which is 855-247-3190 or our Santa Rosa office at 707-387-0940 or San Rafael office at 415-234-0142.