Tow Truck Accident Injuries
Tow truck accidents occur with great regularity. Many accidents occur because of tow truck operator error. Other tow truck accidents occur when the tow truck equipment fails. No matter what the cause of the crash, if you were the victim of a tow truck accident in Austin, Lake Travis, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Central Texas, or elsewhere in the state of Texas, Hermes E. Flores is here to help. We have many years of experience fighting tow truck companies and insurance companies to acquire the compensation our clients deserve.
There are many causes for tow truck crashes. Multiple factors may have caused the accident in which you were injured. One common cause for tow truck accidents is operator error. Tow truck drivers have many opportunities to make critical mistakes. They could be driving erratically or speeding while approaching an accident scene and cause a crash. The driver can cause a crash by failing to move out of traffic while attending to a disabled motor vehicle or clearing an accident. The driver could have neglected to hook the tow properly, losing control of the towed car. The tow operator could negligently deploy the tow winch, leading to injury. Flatbed tow truck driver must also be extremely cautious. Flatbed operators must make absolutely certain the vehicle they are carrying stays on the bed and does not slide off. Also, flatbed operators must make sure they do not extend the flatbed ramp into traffic. Furthermore, the tow truck becomes much, much heavier when towing a vehicle. An inexperienced, fatigued, or careless driver can quickly lose control over the tow truck and the towed vehicle, causing a tragedy.
Another common cause for tow truck accidents is equipment failure. Equipment manufacturers are liable for failing to produce a safe product. Also, the tow truck company might be liable for failing to maintain the tow truck properly. The tow company might have allowed the truck’s equipment to fall into disrepair or the company might fail to keep all of the safety features such as safety lighting and warning signals. The towing company could also be liable for failing to train their drivers sufficiently.
We thoroughly investigate the scene of the accident, the tow truck operator, the towing company, and the manufacturer of any failed equipment to make certain we hold every responsible party liable for their actions. We leave no stone unturned. Vindicating your rights is the most important thing we do, and we will not rest until we are confident all parties are held liable for your injuries.
We take pride in the enormous effort we put into our clients’ cases. We take a team approach to preparing your case. We work with several experts in the towing industry, as well as accident reconstructionists, and use their opinions to prove that someone else is responsible for your injuries. For instance, our experts can tell us whether the driver used his safety equipment correctly and if the safety equipment was working properly. Also, we employ other experts like medical experts to show the extent of your injuries and the lasting effect of them. We have used biomechanical experts to show the effects the crash has on the body and how the injuries you complain of happened. We can use actuaries to tell us how much money you would have made from your job if you are not able to do the same work you did before the accident. Additionally, we have investigators go out and talk to people who witnessed your crash as well as investigate the towing company. All of this effort goes into your case because we want you to receive the largest settlement possible.
If You Or A Loved One Was Injured Or Killed In A Texas Tow Truck Accident, Call Us For More Information.
The legal professionals at Hermes E. Flores represent tow truck accident victims and their families who were involved in accidents in Austin, Lake Travis, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Central Texas, and across the state of Texas. Call 512-947-9103 to speak with a tow truck accident attorney. We are available 24/7 to help you recover what you deserve.