Updated on: 2/22/2019
A bicyclist was killed in a collision with a garbage truck Wednesday morning, July 4, in Auburn, according to police.
The incident occurred near the intersection of 4th Street Southeast and D Street around 9 a.m.
Rescue efforts to save the bicyclist were unsuccessful. Further information about the collision is not available at this time.
D Street and 4th Avenue are currently closed due to the accident.
The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation.
Liability in Garbage Truck Accidents
Liability in garbage truck accident cases can be particularly complicated.
Because many garbage trucks are owned by a municipality or other government entity, the truck owner in these cases might be partially immune from liability. This may not necessarily come into play if the garbage truck is owned by a private company. If the accident was caused by a defective truck part, then the lawsuit may instead fall under products liability laws. It's important that you consult with an experienced garbage truck accident lawyer to learn your rights.
In any event, if you or a family member was injured or killed and can successfully prove that the garbage truck company was responsible for your injuries, you could recover money. Money is referred to as "damages" in personal injury and wrongful death cases and could include medical expenses, lost wages, property damages, lost quality of life, and pain and suffering.
If you’ve sustained serious injuries in a garbage truck accident, it is imperative that you contact a knowledgeable and skilled garbage truck accident lawyer as soon as possible to preserve your rights to compensation.
Call Seattle-based Davis Law Group, P.S., today at (206) 727-4000, use the chat feature below or fill out the form on this page.