San Juan Capistrano Garbage Truck Accident Injured Pedestrian Along Del Obispo Street
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIFORNIA (December 28, 2018) – A trash truck flipped over and hit a woman that was walking along the sidewalk of Del Obispo Street.
Authorities are saying that the accident took place around 9:15 a.m. not far from Via Belardes. Firefighters arrived at the scene and transported the woman as well as the truck driver to the hospital.
Both are expected to make full recoveries. Police believe that another vehicle was involved in the crash.
The garbage truck driver may have swerved in order to avoid hitting another vehicle before it flipped over. There is an ongoing investigation at this time.
Liability In Garbage Truck Accidents
Garbage truck drivers have a responsibility to drive in a reasonably safe manner and to take steps in order to avoid accidents. In a number of circumstances, garbage truck drivers are encouraged to speed in order to complete their routes faster. In general, private garbage truck companies have a far poorer safety track record than public trash removal companies.
Liability can be difficult to determine in multi-vehicle collisions. How a driver responds to an impending accident may impose liability on them. For example, if a driver yanks the wheel suddenly after an accident their vehicle could become unstable and flip over. It’s a good idea to have your case examined by an experienced truck accident attorney. Victims may be able to receive significant financial compensation after an accident.
Getting Help After A Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the woman that was injured and the garbage truck operator. This could certainly have ended much worse. Police should do their part and conduct a thorough investigation into the accident.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a garbage truck accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys can fight to get you financial compensation after an accident. We take great pride in standing up for our clients and our proud to have recovered over $1 billion for them. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need help after an accident we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.