Tow Truck Accidents
Let Our Attorneys Handle Your Accident with a Tow Truck
Tow trucks are large, complex vehicles that provide limited visibility, and they can be dangerous if they are not properly operated and maintained. As a result, among accidents involving large trucks, tow truck accidents are fairly common, and they often result in serious injuries.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a tow truck in Florida, you will need to hire an experienced attorney to help you recover your losses. At Searcy Denney, we have been representing truck accident victims for decades, and we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our truck accident clients. While tow trucks can be difficult to operate and expensive to maintain, this does not mean that mistakes are excused. If a truck driver or towing company is to blame for your losses, you deserve compensation, and our attorneys can fight to recover the compensation you deserve.
What are Common Issues in Accidents Involving Tow Trucks?
Several issues contribute to the accident risks associated with tow trucks. This includes both problems with the truck’s operation and issues with the truck itself:
- Negligent Tow Truck Driving – Due to tow trucks’ size and weight, common driving mistakes can be extremely dangerous. Speeding, tailgating, distracted driving, ignoring traffic signs and signals, and driving while impaired are all common factors in tow truck accidents.
- Negligent Vehicle Loading or Towing – Towed vehicles must be adequately secured, and their weight must not exceed the truck’s safe towing capacity. Issues with vehicles undertow are common factors in tow truck accidents as well.
- Tow Truck Mechanical Failures – From a mechanical perspective, a lot can go wrong with a tow truck. From transmission and brake failures to issues with the straps and winches used to secure towed vehicles, numerous types of mechanical problems can lead to dangerous collisions.
- Inadequate Driver Training or Experience – Operating a tow truck safely requires thorough training and considerable experience. If a towing company hires an inexperienced driver and fails to provide him or her with the necessary training, the towing company could be deemed directly at fault in the event of a collision.
Who is Liable for a Tow Truck Accident in Florida?
Just as several issues can cause tow truck accidents, several parties can be liable for these accidents as well. In addition to the towing company, parties that could potentially be liable include the driver’s insurance company, maintenance and repair shops that worked on the truck, the truck’s manufacturer, and others. As your law firm, we will thoroughly investigate what caused your tow truck accident and what company is liable. Then we will use our experience in commercial truck accident cases to seek maximum compensation on your behalf.
Injured in a Florida Tow Truck Accident? Schedule a Free Consultation at Searcy Denney
With offices in West Palm Beach and Tallahassee, our firm handles tow truck accident cases throughout Florida. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call us at 800-780-8607 or contact us online today.