Accidents in New York involving tractor-trailers, garbage trucks or other heavy vehicles can have disastrous consequences. Due to the significant weight and size of these vehicles, drivers and pedestrians involved in a collision are likely to get debilitating injuries or even die. When an operator of one of these trucks drives distracted, it increases the risk of an accident.
You probably see garbage trucks several days a week. For many people, they are a necessary part of life, collecting waste and keeping the New York City area clean.
The instant you are struck by another vehicle, your first thought is likely, "Am I okay?" followed by, "Is my car okay?" After assessing the immediate situation, most people's thoughts then turn to worry and concern: How much of the damage will be covered? How will I pay my bills? When will I make a full recovery?