No mode of transportation is immune from the risk of crashing. Even tow trucks, which exist solely to respond to accidents, breakdowns and legal infractions of other motorists, crash with surprising frequency. If you’ve been involved in a tow truck accident, you may understandably be frustrated and anxious. After all, tow truck crashes aren’t frequently discussed in the media or popular culture. You may understandably feel alone and not know how to respond. First, understand that you are not alone. Tow truck crashes are more common than you might think. They are so common that a Delray Beach, Florida tow truck accident lawyer will be able to confirm that these accidents happen all the time. Second, know that you do have legal options available to you. Even if you were partially at-fault for the accident, an experienced Delray Beach, FL truck accident lawyer from The Law Offices of Eric H. Luckman, P.A. can help you to construct a legal claim and/or obtain any compensation you’re entitled to from insurance providers.
Why Tow Truck Crashes Occur
No two tow truck accidents are exactly the same. However, many tow truck accidents occur simply because they are dispatched to stretches of road already compromised by accidents and breakdowns. Any time an accident or breakdown occurs, the safety of a roadway becomes compromised by the stationary vehicle(s) involved, and potentially by debris, law enforcement and first responder vehicles stopped at the scene, etc. Add a tow truck to the mix and there’s even more opportunity for other drivers to slam into the scene of the accident or breakdown.
Similarly, tow trucks are large, long, are often towing other large, long objects and they simply don’t change lanes, speed up, slow down or otherwise respond to hazards with the speed and efficiency that compact cars and SUVs can. As a result, these vehicles (that may be on the road more than 12 hours a day) are constantly at a higher risk of being involved in accidents than many other vehicles are.
No matter why your accident occurred, if a tow truck was involved, your vehicle likely sustained significant damage. You may have been hurt as well. Please know that these accidents occur frequently and that an experienced Delray Beach, FL tow truck accident lawyer can tell you what to do in the aftermath of your crash so that you can preserve your legal options and obtain as much compensation as possible from those responsible for your harm.
Legal Guidance Is Available
If you have recently been involved in a tow truck crash, please consider scheduling a consultation with an experienced Delray Beach, FL tow truck accident lawyer today. Speaking with our firm’s legal team won’t commit you to taking any legal action, but it will help to preserve your legal options. That way, when you’re ready to make whatever decision is best for you and your family, you’ll be able to pursue your option of choice. In the wake of an accident, time is of the essence. Please call to schedule a risk-free consultation now. We look forward to speaking with you.