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Florida Tow Truck Accident Attorneys

We Challenge Tow Truck Companies in Court

Tow trucks are large, heavy vehicles that pose a significant risk to other motorists and pedestrians when involved in a collision. Injuries sustained in these types of accidents can be permanent and life-changing. If you were hit by a tow truck and suffered serious injuries, or this happened to a loved one, then you should talk with a legal professional right away about your options.

At The Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we are here to help you seek compensation and justice after a tow truck accident. Our Florida tow truck accident lawyers are backed by decades of collective practice experience and a “never back down” spirit that has paved the way for countless client successes throughout the years. Choose our firm first and let us fight for you.

Call us at (855) 933-3881 and request a FREE case review.

Causes of Tow Truck Accidents

Tow truck accidents can happen for various reasons and often result in serious injuries due to the size and weight of these vehicles. Tow trucks are responsible for transporting damaged, disabled, or impounded vehicles. This innate responsibility of a tow truck causes the average tow truck to weigh at least twice as much as the average passenger vehicle, which can contribute to its accident risks in different and sometimes unexpected ways.

Three of the most common causes of tow truck accidents are:

  1. Driver error: Like any other vehicle, tow truck accidents can be caused by driver errors such as speeding, failing to yield the right of way, or making improper lane changes. Additionally, driver fatigue, distraction, or impairment can contribute to accidents involving tow trucks.
  2. Equipment failure: Tow trucks utilize specialized equipment to secure and transport vehicles, and if this equipment fails or is improperly used, it can lead to accidents. This might include faulty winches, tow bars, or safety chains, which can cause the towed vehicle to break free and collide with other vehicles or objects on the road.
  3. Improper loading: Ensuring that a towed vehicle is properly loaded and secured is crucial to prevent accidents. If a tow truck driver fails to correctly attach the vehicle, balance the weight, or secure the load, the towed vehicle may become unstable or detach from the tow truck, leading to collisions or other dangerous situations on the road.

Tow Truck Accident Injuries

Tow truck accidents, due to their size and weight, can cause severe injuries or even fatalities for those involved. If you have been catastrophically injured in a tow truck accident, get our attorneys on the phone right away by dialing (855) 933-3881. Using the help of medical experts, we can get detailed information about your injuries, the lasting consequences of them, and how your overall well-being and health have been affected.

Four severe injuries commonly suffered in tow truck accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): The force of a collision with a tow truck can cause a permanent brain injury. TBIs can cause lifelong disabilities and complications depending on the part of the brain that was injured.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Paralysis can occur if the spinal cord is damaged in a particularly violent crash. Extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, as well as long-term care and support, are often required.
  • Broken bones and fractures: When a smaller vehicle collides with a large tow truck, the occupants are at risk of suffering broken bones and fractures. A broken bone can lead to permanent complications if it does not set and heal correctly.
  • Whiplash and soft tissue injuries: The sudden impact of a tow truck accident can cause a whiplash injury, especially if the tow truck rear-ends another vehicle. These injuries can cause pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion, and may necessitate ongoing medical care and physical therapy.

Tow Truck Accident Compensation

In Florida, if you have been injured in a tow truck accident, you may be able to use an injury claim to seek compensation for your injuries and losses. This compensation is intended to help alleviate the financial burdens and emotional distress caused by the accident.

The two main categories of damages available in a tow truck accident claim are:

  • Economic damages: These damages are meant to compensate for the quantifiable financial losses incurred as a result of the accident. Medical expenses and lost wages, including those that will likely occur in the future, are the most significant types of economic damage.
  • Non-economic damages: These damages are intended to compensate for intangible losses that cannot be easily quantified in monetary terms. Non-economic damage is usually considered to be pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and lessened life expectancy.

Call Our Tow Truck Accident Lawyers Now

At The Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we understand the physical, emotional, and financial impact that a tow truck accident can have on you and your family. Our experienced Florida tow truck accident attorneys are committed to providing legal representation that you know can stand up for you, no matter what the opposition throws at your case. Whether your case can be settled through careful negotiations or must be litigated in a heated courtroom fight, we will be ready!

Arrange a free case review with our team today to learn more.

Florida Tow Truck Accident FAQ

  • Who is at fault if a car falls off a tow truck and hits another vehicle?
    In a scenario where a car falls off a tow truck and hits another vehicle, the tow truck driver or the towing company may be held liable for the accident. This is because it is the responsibility of the tow truck driver and the towing company to ensure that the car being towed is properly secured and safely transported.
  • How much time do I have to file a tow truck accident claim in Florida?
    In Florida, the statute of limitations for a tow truck accident claim is four years from the date of the accident in most situations. However, there may be exceptions or specific circumstances that could alter this time frame. It is safest to check with an injury attorney shortly after the accident to learn how much time you have to file.
  • Will a tow truck driver’s insurance cover my damages after an accident?
    Tow truck drivers and companies are generally required to carry liability insurance that covers property damage and bodily injuries resulting from accidents they cause. Getting coverage from a tow truck company’s insurance provider can be a challenge, though, especially if they are trying to blame you for the accident.

Why Hire Us

  • No Fees Unless We Win

    We work on a contingent basis, which means you do not pay a dime unless we make a recovery.

  • Legal Advice & Counsel

    We understand the importance of providing you sound legal advice and counsel throughout the claims process. Our attorneys and support staff communicate with you about your health and your claim throughout the process.

  • Personal Service

    We have a team of client care specialists and an owner that demands every client be treated like family. This means frequent contact and updates by the legal team to help put your mind at ease.

  • Maximizing Your Recovery

    Navigating a personal injury claim is like a chess match. It's about determination, commitment, and a will to win! We don’t just talk about maximizing claims and delivering results, we do it!

  • Convenient Locations

    We’re your neighborhood law firm, not a downtown law firm. With fully staffed offices in several Northeast Florida counties and Jacksonville offices in Arlington, Northside, Westside, and Southside, we’re here for you!

  • Experienced Legal Team

    Our team includes over 20 attorneys with over 200 years of combined experience, numerous investigators and medical staff, and more than 100 professional support staff.

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