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Tow Truck Accidents
Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia
When your car breaks down or gets a flat tire, your first reaction is probably to call a tow truck company. Despite the fact that these trucks are designed to help other motorists, they can be just as prone to truck accidents as other large commercial vehicles. Negligence on the part of the tow truck driver, the tow truck company, or the vehicle´s manufacturer can cause serious injury to an accident victim.
Causes of Tow Truck Accidents
Tow truck accidents can be caused by the same types of factors that influence other truck accidents, such as inadequate maintenance and driver negligence. However, tow trucks involve unique moving parts that can introduce new accident scenarios.
For example, many tow truck accidents occur when:
- The towed car becomes disengaged, striking another vehicle on the road
- The truck´s brake lights are not visible, causing a rear-end accident
- The driver makes a bad maneuver when trying to orient the tow truck, striking a stopped vehicle
Understanding the various types of tow trucks (e.g. flat bed, wheel-lift, or hook and chain) is essential in order to determine how various defective truck parts might contribute to an accident. If you have been injured in a tow truck accident, our experienced Virginia truck accident lawyers can thoroughly investigate the incident to identify why it occurred, and who should be held responsible.
Tow truck accident cases often involve multiple parties, depending on the circumstances in which the accident occurred. Liability might extend to private businesses, contractors, and certain government agencies that operate tow trucks.
Experienced Virginia Truck Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in a tow truck accident in Virginia, Maryland, or Washington DC, you and your family may be facing expensive medical bills, lost income, physical hardship, and other problems - all as a result of another person´s negligence.
Our Virginia tow truck accident attorneys have the knowledge, skill, and experience necessary to effectively negotiate with trucking companies on your behalf. We can help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
For a free case evaluation, please contact us today. Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. represents truck accident victims throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC