Posted On: April 29, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Illinois Garbage Truck Accident Filed by Man Who Says Rear-End Crash Injured Him

A man who says he hurt his upper back, neck, and shoulders when he was rear-ended by a garbage truck is suing for Illinois personal injury. Jerome Tucker filed his Illinois truck crash lawsuit in Madison County Circuit Court this week.

He says he was trying to exit the Bethalto Walgreen’s in December 2007 when trucker Gregory Tindall, who was driving a garbage truck for Allied Waste Transportation, hit him. He is accusing Tindall of failing to decrease his speed, pulling his truck out when it was not safe, driving too fast, and neglecting to keep a proper lookout. He contends that the trucking company is liable because it employed Tindall.

Tucker says he sustained serious and permanently disabling and disfiguring injuries, lost huge amounts of money, experienced great pain and mental anguish, and couldn’t enjoy regular activities.

Common Kinds of Accidents Involving Garbage Trucks:

• Garbage truck rolls over a car.
• Garbage truck stops unexpectedly, causing a car to rear-end it.
• Head-on crash with a garbage truck.
• Garbage truck accidentally rolls over a pedestrian.
• Garbage truck fails to stop at crosswalk.
• A garbage truck tire comes loose or detaches from the vehicle.

Garbage trucks tend to be large trucks and it usually the other motorist, the pedestrian, or the pedalcyclist that is at a huge disadvantage during a garbage truck accident. The best way to ensure that you receive all of the recovery that you are owed is to retain the services of an Illinois truck accident lawyer who knows how to investigate your garbage truck accident, prove liability, deal with the trucking company’s insurer, and make sure that all of your injuries and damages are addressed when fighting for your compensation.

Man claims garbage truck rear-ended him, The Record, April 29, 2009

Related Web Resources:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Trucking Accidents: Common Causes and Liability, Nolo

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