Brooklyn, NY – One Hospitalized When Out-of-Control Garbage Truck Crashes at Ave O and E. 26th St

Brooklyn, NY – One Hospitalized When Out-of-Control Garbage Truck Crashes at Ave O and E. 26th St

Brooklyn, NY (October 01, 2021) – One person is in the hospital after a runaway sanitation truck crashed in Brooklyn overnight. 

The accident took place at about 1:00 a.m. near the intersection of East 26th Street and Avenue O in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn.  

Reports show that the garbage truck crashed into another vehicle, then jumped a curb, and came to an uncontrolled stop wedged against a building.

It is unclear if the victim was a pedestrian or an occupant of one of the vehicles.

The cause of this accident is under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Commercial Truck Accidents in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY - One Hospitalized When Out-of-Control Garbage Truck Crashes at Ave O and E. 26th St

Commercial truck accidents often cause significant damage. To ensure that the victims of these accidents are fully compensated, proper legal representation is necessary.

Our firm has a comprehensive knowledge of all pertinent laws and regulations, such as New York Vehicle & Traffic Law, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations, and the New York State Department of Transportation Regulations. For instance, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which falls under the purview of The United States Department of Transportation, has the power to mandate safety regulations that trucking companies and commercial truck drivers must follow. 

Based on the classification of the truck that caused your accident, there are multiple safety ordinances that might apply. Additionally, there are several regulations that govern the operators themselves, such as compulsory drug testing, medical examinations, and restrictions on the number of consecutive hours they are allowed to work.

If you or a family member was injured or killed in a commercial truck accident, you need to employ a New York truck accident attorney with extensive experience in applying all relevant laws and regulations to your claim.

Brooklyn Commercial Truck Accident Lawyers

After being involved in an accident, many victims are overcome by fear, confusion, and helplessness. In order to deal with the mental, physical, and financial consequences victims face moving forward, New York provides victims with the ability to file legal claims against the at-fault parties. 

These claims, filed in civil courts, enable victims to recover compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment, repairs, and lost wages. When victims sustain injuries in collisions as a result of other drivers’ actions, they should contact a Brooklyn commercial truck accident attorney as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.

Working with an attorney in the aftermath of your accident is your best bet at recovering the maximum amount of compensation available for your legal claim. Our team at Metro Law is well-versed in handling personal injury claims surrounding motor vehicle accidents for victims.

 Our team of personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn has helped numerous victims collect millions of dollars for their claims. Our knowledge of personal injury laws enables us to provide an aggressive and responsive legal representation to those in need. We stop at nothing to ensure our clients are in the best position imaginable moving forward after being injured in a preventable collision in the state of New York or New Jersey. 

If you were injured in an accident, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our New York commercial truck accident attorneys at (800) 469-6478 to see what legal options are available for you.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.