Our attorneys won a $2,469,339 verdict in a bicycle accident wrongful death case. Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman represented the family of a bicyclist who was killed when she was run over by a truck.

Our law firm has won cases against garbage companies, including $2,850,000 for a family from debris and $1,536,921 for a hip fracture that required surgery.

Our experience is that these crashes generally involve one of the following:

  • A garbage truck backs up and runs over a person (often a child) riding a bike;
  • The waste management truck turns and hits the bike at an intersection.

For crashes that happen during a turn, we build a case to prove that the driver was negligent in making a wide turn, in moving into the intersection without the right of way, in carelessly not seeing the person on the bicycle, in being distracted, and/or in otherwise making an illegal turn.

When a garbage truck driver was at fault for the accident, the owner (a city, county or private company), the driver, and others may be liable. Our attorneys look at the facts of accident and corporate documents to find all liable parties.

These companies and their insurance companies generally refuse to settle a case if there is any question of fault in a bicycle accident wrongful death case. Our lawyers hire top experts to analyze the wreckage and reconstruct the accident to prove that the garbage truck driver was at fault. We carry this expense until the case is resolved, and we are not paid by you unless we win your case.

Waste Management, Best, Allied Waste Industries, Republic Services, Waste Connections Inc., Casella, Norcal, Burrtec, Schupan & Sons, J.P. Mascaro & Sons, WCA, Country Waste and Recycling Service, E.L. Harvey & Sons, Red River Service Corp., Modern Disposal Service Inc., ABC Disposal Service, Mazza & Sons, J & J Refuse, Rustin Transportation, Aspen, Randy’s Sanitation, JRM Hauling and Recycling Services, Ace Solid, Dick’s Sanitation Service, Rubatino Refuse Removal.