Long Beach Tow Truck Accident Attorneys
Tow trucks are large trucks used to transport vehicles to a new location. They are regularly dispatched to remove disabled vehicles from the roadway.
Tow trucks are big, bulky, and difficult to operate, especially when they are hauling another vehicle. And tow truck drivers are often required to maneuver their trucks into tight spaces to remove a car that’s broken down or damaged in a traffic collision.
When companies hire a tow truck driver, they must find someone with the right mix of driving skills and mechanical know-how to do the job right. Inexperienced, incompetent, and poorly trained tow truck drivers cause accidents that result in catastrophic injuries for motor vehicle drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and people traveling on bicycles.
If you were harmed by a careless tow truck driver in Long Beach, call truck accident lawyer, Joseph H. Low IV. Our team has won millions of dollars in settlements for people who were injured in automobile crashes.
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There are two main types of tow trucks. Dolly tow trucks lift the front end of the vehicle and pull it along the road. Flatbed tow trucks load the entire vehicle and secure it on a long flat bed.
Both dolly and flatbed tow trucks are large and unwieldy. To haul a vehicle, the driver must position their tow truck in front of the disabled car or truck. Then they have to secure the vehicle, making sure it’s properly attached and there aren’t any loose connectors or cables.
Careless tow truck drivers cause collisions in several ways. They may be driving too fast to get to the scene of an accident or they’re not being cautious enough when heading back to the garage.
Flatbed tow trucks are dangerous when they’re hauling a vehicle because the extra weight lengthens stopping time and increases the impact that results from a collision. Cars being hauled by dolly trucks must be firmly secured so they don’t come loose on the road. It’s also important for the tow truck driver to make sure the brake lights are visible to people behind them.
There are many factors that contribute to Long Beach tow truck accidents, including:
- Distracted driving
- Negligent hiring
- Fatigued driving
- Mechanical failure
- Detached vehicles
- Unsafe maneuvers
- Not slowing down in poor weather
If you were harmed in an accident caused by an unsafe tow truck driver, your Long Beach personal injury attorney Joseph H. Low IV will investigate the accident. We’ll interview witnesses, collect evidence from the accident scene, and review police reports, surveillance camera footage, and other important information.
Our team can subpoena internal company documents to find out if they have improper safety protocols or insufficient training practices. When our investigation is complete, Joseph H. Low IV will file a claim against anyone whose careless actions contributed to your accident. This may include:
- The tow truck driver
- Company owners and managers
- Manufacturers of unsafe vehicle parts
- Other drivers involved in a crash
Insurance companies make their money by denying as many claims as possible. If you try to deal with them on your own, they won’t take you seriously. Insurance agents are notorious for dirty tricks, like trying to blame accident victims for injuries caused by their own clients. They may even try to get you to make a statement that hurts your claim.
Joseph H. Low IV knows how to handle the big insurance companies. He’ll negotiate your claim, and if the other side isn’t willing to make a reasonable offer, we’re always ready to take them to court.
Expenses covered by a Long Beach personal injury claim include:
- Current and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income
- Reduced earning potential
- In-home nursing care
- Physical therapy
- Wrongful death
The sheer mass of a tow truck makes it likely that accident victims will suffer serious injuries. After a severe collision, victims may be in need of extensive medical treatment. Additional expenses such as assisted living and home renovations to accommodate a wheelchair may also be required.
Frequent injuries caused by tow truck accidents include:
- Bone fractures
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of limb
- Back and neck injuries
- Severe burns
- Wrongful death
You shouldn’t have to pay your own medical bills and other expenses when your injuries were caused by someone else’s reckless behavior.
Joseph H. Low IV is a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rated attorney and he also has a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo. Call (562) 901-0840 to learn more today.
And remember: You won’t owe us anything unless we win you a settlement.