McKinney Garbage Truck Accident Lawyer

Accidents with garbage trucks tend to result in significant property damage to the vehicle. Some cars may be absolutely crushed in a collision with a trash collecting vehicle. Furthermore, the injuries tend to be catastrophic due to the weight of these vehicles.

If you were involved in a garbage truck accident, you could benefit from the services of a McKinney lawyer. With an experienced attorney by your side, you could hold the at-fault party accountable for your injuries. You may also be entitled to compensation. Contact a lawyer today to discuss your case.

Common Garbage Truck Accident Scenarios

There are several circumstances in which a person might end up in an accident with a municipal waste truck. It could happen when a trash truck is driving through a neighborhood and hits a person or vehicle as it is picking up trash.

Garbage truck accidents are also likely to occur on the major highways leading to the local dumps. Those highways are typically Highway 121 and Highway 75. Highway 121 has constant waste truck traffic because the landfill for the North Texas Municipal Water District is located on Highway 121 outside of Melissa, Texas. Trash trucks run along that highway all the time, so there are many opportunities for people to be involved in wrecks at highway speeds.

In North Texas, most municipalities have outsourced the waste management to private companies. As a result, the driver of those vehicles and their companies face higher potential liability than city-owned vehicles would. A city-owned vehicle is subject to the tort claims limitations of recovery, and private companies are not.

Requirements Under the Texas Tort Claims Act

Under the Texas Tort Claims Act, one can only recover damages in a vehicle accident case if the injury is caused by the operation or use of the motor vehicle. If the injury is not caused by the use or operation of that vehicle, then there could be no liability whatsoever. A fact-specific analysis has to be done.

For instance, if somebody is getting in or out of a vehicle and they fall, that injury is not caused by the use or operation of the vehicle. On the other hand, if the vehicle is rolling and a person gets thrown out of the vehicle, even if the concrete hurts them and not any part of the vehicle, that is considered part of the operation and use of a motor vehicle. The case law is very specific.

Injury Claims Against the Government

When garbage is collected by the city, the injury claim may or may not have to be filed against the government. The North Texas Municipal Water District is considered a branch of the government, so the Texas Tort Claims Act applies.

In those situations, specific notice has to be given within 180 days of the wreck or one loses the case. The notice has to include what happened, when it happened, and what damages occurred as a result of the accident. If a person thinks that if they may have an injury case against any entity such as a city or state government, they need to talk to the lawyer about the need for notice letters.

Discuss Your Case with a McKinney Garbage Truck Accident Attorney

Due to their immense size and weight, trash trucks can cause devastating injuries in an accident. Thankfully, compensation may be available to help victims and their families recover. Contact a McKinney garbage truck accident lawyer to find out if litigation is right for you.

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nicole haynes
05:42 16 Mar 20
I seeked the McCraw law group after a bad experience. As lawyers would do they lied to get the case. After my car was... totaled with my kids inside.my car sat in the pound for a month and a half until I took matters into my own hands. I also was told by Vanessa she had too much work to focus on my case. After we waited to move on the adjusters beat I took matters in my own hands. I was told a certain amount by her supervisor but received less but they received the 10k as in the contact plus’s 300.Also in the process we lost our pip after the settlement was received and they declined to commit to pursue my out of state insurance. I would say run !!!!!! Don’t think twice! They’re horrible! I was asked to handle the hospital bills with care! They’re very nice! You need lawyers to handle your case like you wouldn’t. In my case I handled them. I didn’t receive my complete compensation after my children and I suffered so much hardship and pain. They didn’t care. Horrible beside manors but was extremely nice to the adjusters. RUN!!!!read more
Mary Thompson
Mary Thompson
20:51 25 Feb 20
From the very first meeting with the McCraw Law Group we were treated with respect and care. They were so helpful is... trying to speed things up. We all know that when you have a lawsuit against some one there will be problems. This group of lawyers were very attentive and knew how to get what we needed. I will call them again if anything comes up that I need a lawyer.read more
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Michael Taylor
19:46 12 Feb 20
McCraw Law Group is an exceptional firm and I could not ask for more than what I received with their services. All of... their staff, from the clerks to the attorneys, were extremely helpful and caring and constantly asked me if I needed anything or if I had any questions or concerns. If you need to have someone on your side and trust them to have your best interests in mind, I would place that trust in The McCraw Law Group.Would I recommend them to my friends and family? I would without a doubt.Would I like to have them on the other side of a courtroom and going against them? Absolutely Not.To the staff that handled my case, I greatly appreciate all of your work and the result speaks for itself. Thank you!read more
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Justin Hansen
12:29 07 Feb 20
The staff at the McCraw law group are second to none. They are intelligent and hard working people that will do their... best to make sure you are set to recover physically, emotionally, and financially from any injury. Thank you so much!!read more
Zane Allen
Zane Allen
04:39 18 Dec 19
I was in an accident in March and had injuries resulting from the crash. Obviously my first call was to a doctor to get... checked out but was told I was going to need physical therapy. My second call was to the McCraw Law Group. They took care of all of the grunt work so that all I had to focus on was getting better. They were very communicative about the process, and better yet, they were incredibly responsive to any emails, calls, and questions. I was very appreciative and thankful for all of their hard work. They are a great group of people to work with when you’re needing the help.read more
Elisa Dean
Elisa Dean
15:38 16 Dec 19
I recommend The Mccraw Law Group to anyone who is hurt in an accident.My experience has been wonderful. They do the... best they can to get the most from the insurance company. My communications have been with Vanessa, Suzanne and Jason.Jason is very special to me. He understood my needs and was very caring and the sweetest attorney I have ever met. He was honest and did everything he could to bring my case to a conclusion.Vanessa and Suzanne are very sweet and are there to help every step of the way.read more
Fernando Salas
Fernando Salas
19:07 10 Dec 19
First time needing a lawyer. Everything went extremely smooth and quick. Mr. McCraw went to my house after my car wreck... and I knew at that point that I was in good hands. Everyone who works there are so nice and will answer any questions or concerns you have. Thank you guys for all of your help.read more
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Adelyn Braswell
17:02 10 Dec 19
When me and my family recently got hit by a drunk driver. They helped us with everything we needed. We had so many... questions and didn’t hesitate to answer. It was our first time with any lawyer so they made everything so easy for us, and got it all done so quick. They did everything in their power to get us all the money we deserved. They were all so friendly and I would recommend them to anyone.read more
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Courtney Brooks
16:12 12 Sep 19
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with the McCraw Law Group. My case was accepted and I was kept up to... date on how it was proceeding, and when it came to a settlement, we got more than expected. Everyone was very kind, the court proceedings went smoothly and I was extremely satisfied. I will definitely use them again if anything else arises.read more
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