Tow truck drivers are some of the first people you may interact with in the wake of an accident. You want to trust these parties to keep you, your loved ones, and your property safe from additional damage. Unfortunately, tow truck drivers can be as reckless as anyone else on the road.
If you’ve been in an accident with a tow truck driver, or if a tow truck driver’s negligence has further damaged your property, you can call the Buzbee Law Firm. Our Dallas tow truck accident lawyers can work with you to bring an at-fault party before a civil judge. This way, you can fight for the right to financial support as you recover from your accident.
How to Establish Accountability in a Tow Truck Accident
It may seem like the identity of the person responsible for your tow truck accident losses is obvious while you’re at the scene of your accident. In reality, determining who to hold responsible for your losses is more complicated than it seems. In most tow truck cases, you’ll have the opportunity to request accident damages from a company, not an individual.
That said, there are extenuating circumstances that can change how you file your tow truck accident civil complaint. Tow truck accident attorneys conduct thorough case investigations to more effectively make claims addressing liability – and your possible financial support.
Legal Investigations Can Reveal Evidence of Fault
If you want to file a tow truck accident claim, you need to provide evidence elaborating on the role an allegedly-liable party took in your accident. Investigations into the nature of your accident can reveal evidence that, when filed alongside your complaint, can help you assert liability before a county clerk. This evidence can include:
- Photos or video footage of a tow truck’s behavior
- A police report describing your property damage
- Expert testimony describing your injuries and/or property damage
- Bystander testimony regarding a tow truck driver’s behavior
This evidence can help you hold tow truck drivers, manufacturers, and companies liable for your roadway losses. That said, you have a limited amount of time to conduct your investigation. Tow truck accident attorneys in Dallas must bring relevant claims forward within two years. The state establishes this statute of limitations in Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code §16.003.
For a free legal consultation with a tow truck accidents lawyer serving Dallas, call 844-349-9196
Tow Truck Settlement Offers and How to Respond
Because tow truck drivers work for a larger company, that company may take steps to protect them in the wake of an accident. In some cases, a towing company may make you a settlement offer before you have time to take legal action. These offers can cover some of your tow truck accident expenses, but they may also underestimate the value of your losses.
It’s in your best interest to estimate your own preferred compensation before accepting a tow truck company’s settlement offer. Our team can step in and do these calculations for you if you’re in the midst of recovering. We can then negotiate with a towing company or otherwise advocate for your right to comprehensive post-accident support.
If a company chooses not to protect its drivers or claims that a driver is an independent contractor, don’t worry. You can take up a suit against that individual driver instead of an entire company.
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Let’s Estimate the Tow Truck Accident Compensation to Which You May Be Entitled
To estimate the value of your tow truck accident, our team needs to determine the cost of your economic and non-economic losses.
A Dallas, TX, tow truck accident lawyer begins these calculations by looking at the bills you have relating to your post-towing accident treatment. By adding together the cost of medical expenses, property damage, and lost time at work, we establish your baseline support.
From there, we contend with the value of your non-economic losses. These losses include the stress and emotional distress you’re left to cope with after a tow truck accident. To value these losses, we apply multipliers to our estimate of your economic damages. The product resulting from these calculations can then serve as a rough estimate of your possible compensation.
We Can Take an Uncooperative Towing Company to Civil Court
A towing company may not be willing to fulfill your request for accident compensation after negotiations. In some cases, companies may refuse to meet with you at all. If you’re faced with an uncooperative towing company, you’re not out of luck. You should complete a civil complaint as you normally would and then let us take the reins on your case.
So long as a county clerk moves your case forward, you can assume the right to summon an at-fault party to discovery. Discovery describes the process of exchanging information relevant to your case prior to taking said case to court. If a liable party opts not to attend discovery or answer a summon within thirty days, it becomes much easier for you to win your case.
Even if the liable party does attend these proceedings, you’ll have an opportunity to fight for your compensation. Our team can move you through discovery and into a traditional civil hearing. Here, you can argue your right to financial support before a judge and jury.
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Tow Truck Drivers Must Work to Protect You From Dangerous Accidents
Tow truck drivers are obligated to uphold a duty of care when interacting with you, your car, and other parties on the road. Drivers who engage in negligent or reckless behavior can cause severe accidents – but they can also be held accountable for that irresponsible behavior. As a tow truck accident victim, you can work with the Buzbee Law Firm to take legal action.
A Dallas tow truck accident attorney can meet with you to discuss the nature of your tow truck accident today. You can schedule a case consultation by calling our office or contacting one of our representatives online. We’re always available to help you take legal action against negligent parties.