Tow Truck Accidents
At one point or another, we have all found ourselves on the side of a road with a broken down car, waiting for the tow truck to arrive. Although in most cases a tow truck is there to get you out of an accident, sometimes it can be the cause of an accident.
How Tow Truck Accidents Happen
Sometimes tow truck accidents simply involve a tow truck colliding with your vehicle, there are certain accident scenarios unique to tow trucks.
For example, sometimes the cables attaching the car to the tow truck malfunction, causing the car to become disconnected and crash into your vehicle driving behind it. Even if you swerve to avoid the oncoming car, you may find yourself swerving into another accident – such as into an oncoming car or into a ditch.
Another tow truck specific accident can occur when the brake lights on the car being towed are not properly connected to the tow truck’s braking mechanism. When the tow truck brakes, you don’t realize it until it’s too late and you rear-end crash into the tow truck.
Your Legal Rights
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident with a tow truck, you should immediately contact an attorney experienced with tow truck accidents. This is important as failure to review your case with a tow truck attorney could jeopardize your legal right to compensation for your injuries.
In fact, the tow truck’s insurance company probably has already contacted you asking for a statement about the accident. Never talk to anyone about your case until first consulting your tow truck accident attorney. Any statements you make will be misconstrued by the insurance company as a way of taking advantage of you and limiting your right to compensation.
Your tow truck accident attorney will be able to fairly evaluate your case, determine who should be held liable for your injuries, and build a strategy to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Since 1977, James Cunningham has been helping Florida tow truck accident victims receive justice and fair compensation for their injuries. To ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your tow truck accident injuries, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) for a free initial consultation.
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